Madison Committee
on Foreign Relations

Special Breakfast! Germany and Russia: The New Pivotal Relationship in Europe

  • Friday, November 13, 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • The University Club, 803 State Street, Madison, WI


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This is a special breakfast co-sponsored by the Madison Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany

Speaker:  Professor Stephen Szabo, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Having emerged from the end of the Cold War as a unified country, Germany has quickly become one of the most interconnected countries in the world and the paradigm for an economic power in a market-driven world. Will this type of power replace the older military-based power of the past century or will its vulnerabilities prove too great?,

Stephen F. Szabo will discuss German policy toward Russia. He will discuss how Germany is finding its global role in which its interests do not always coincide with the United States or its European partners.

Szabo’s research reveals how Germans view Russians, and he uncovers the ways in which its dealings with Russia affect Germany in terms of the importing of corruption and crime. Szabo also explores the role of German business and finance in the shaping of foreign policy and investigates how Germany's Russia policy affects its broader foreign policy in the region, in addition to how it is perceived by key outside players such as the United States, Poland, and the EU.
Note:  This event includes a breakfast buffet with a charge of $15, payable at the event.

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