Lecture: "Citizenship in a Global Age: Personal Reflections on a Political Conundrum" with Horst Koehler, Former President of Germany


Location: Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

The world is in crisis mode. Be it climate change, international terrorism, migration or the world economy: The ever-growing economic, political and ecological interdependence makes simple solutions by single countries ever more elusive. What is the potential, what are the limitations of national politics in meeting global challenges? What role can – and must – we as individuals play in the face of those over dimensional global crises? If all our actions have far-reaching effects on other people, where do we draw the line between private and public? Drawing on his broad experience as head of international institutions, as President of Germany and as a still-active citizen, Horst Koehler will reflect on these questions in a personal manner while trying to draw some conclusions for contemporary politics.

Sponsored by the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Originally published at nanovic.nd.edu.