German Elections – The Uncertain Future After Merkel
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021
University Hall 4110 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm PST
German Elections: The Uncertain Future After Merkel
German voters will go to the polls on September 26th to conclude one of the most momentous campaigns in decades. This parliamentary election marks the end of Angela Merkel's 16 years in office and Germany is heading towards a highly uncertain future. Who came up on top? Which parties disappointed? Who will lead the next coalition and what combination of parties will likely come together?
Germany’s election 2021 could profoundly reshape the country's political landscape. We will talk about the outcomes of the election and the implications for Germany, Europe, and beyond.
Presented by Loyola Marymount University’s Global Policy Institute in conjunction with the Department of Political Science and International Relations.
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Michael Hunklinger, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science and International Relations
Michael Hunklinger is research assistant and lecturer at the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy at Danube University Krems (Austria). He works in various trans disciplinary and international projects that deal, among other things, with the possibilities of a social and democratic Europe and political participation of LGBTIQ* citizens in a European comparison. In the academic year 2021/2022 he is Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Loyola Marymount University.