2013 German Election and the Future of Europe (Panel Discussion)

Location: Buchanan Penthouse (Buchanan C – 5th Floor), UBC Vancouver


More than four years into the “euro crisis” the future of Europe’s economy and of European integration still hang in the balance. On September 22, the country with the single most powerful voice in debates over Europe’s economic future—Germany—goes to the polls to elect a new government. A few days later, we gather a group of experts to analyze and discuss Germany’s response to the euro crisis, the dynamics of the German election campaign, and the consequences of the election result for the future the European project.

With panelists:

• Professor Kurt Huebner, Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration and Global Political Economy, and Director of the Institute for European Studies at UBC.

Professor Steven Weldon, Associate Professor of Political Science at Simon Fräser University and founding director of SFU’s Centre for the Study of Public Opinion and Political Representation.

Professor Frank Wendler, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

Professor Alan Jacobs, Acting Director of the Institute for European Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at UBC.