'Parlamentarische Verantwortung in Krisenzeiten' - Auslandsbüro Vereinigtes Königreich und Irland
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The fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic and the handling of its economic and social aftermath constitute unprecedented challenges in all areas of public life. Therefore, the decision of how to move forward after two years of disruption will impact the socioeconomic landscape of Europe, Germany, and the UK for years to come.
Under the guiding motto 'Navigating Transitions', the LSE German Symposium 2022 takes the pandemic not only as an opportunity to critically discuss these drastic changes, but most importantly, to explore how we can rethink political and economic rulebooks to overcome the deficits it has exposed in our society and to emerge out of the pandemic stronger than before. Hence, the question of how challenges such as climate change, sustainability, and digitalisation can be reconciled with measures that address the pandemic and its aftermath will be raised. Simultaneously, how decision-makers in politics and business can react to crises more effectively in the future and create more resilient systems to handle radical uncertainty will be explored.
The Symposium takes place one year after the end of the Brexit transition period. This historical event does not only mark a restart for the Anglo-European partnership but also forms a crucial moment to reflect on the future of the European project and international cooperation more generally.
'Navigating Transitions' at the 21st German Symposium will address how we can reshape political, economic, and social horizons and leverage the momentum of this pivotal point in history to build back better in Europe and the world.
‘The Role of Parliament in Times of Crises' keynote address by Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, President of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the German Bundestag
Date: Friday, 11th February - Online only
Time: 12:00pm GMT / 13:00pm CET
All events are free of charge and open to the public.
The German Symposium was initiated in 1998 by German LSE students. From 7th to 11th February, the conference week will host several keynote speeches, discussion panels, and intimate events each day to offer the opportunity for intellectual debate and reflection. Throughout the week, the current issues relevant to Britain, Germany and their role in Europe and the world will be examined.