23 October 2017, 16:30 - 18:00
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG

The German election of September 2017 saw a weakened Angela Merkel returned to power for a fourth term. Merkel must now bring new parties into her coalition, which is likely to include the Greens. The election also brought a far-right party into the national parliament for the first time since 1945.

What impact will this have on Germany, the EU and the world? Join the panel for a discussion of the possible consequences, followed by a Q&A.

The event will also be live streamed and recorded on the Blavatnik School of Government YouTube channel.


Alexandra Borchardt is Director of Strategic Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Prior to this she was managing editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), Germany’s leading quality daily, where she is still a contributing writer.

Felix Krawatzek is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2018) based at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations and a Research Fellow at Nuffield College. His current academic interests revolve around governance of and ideas about the future in a comparative perspective.

Alexandra Zeitz is a pre-doctoral research fellow at GEG and a DPhil candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her research examines the changing dynamics of international aid relations, with a particular focus on relations between African countries and China. Alexandra was previously a Research Officer at GEG, researching aid and financial regulations. 

Bill Emmott, former Editor of The Economist, will be the moderator.

The event is co-hosted with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

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