Election Directions:

Bastian Hermisson on the Green Party





May 3, 2021


Election Directions: Bastian Hermisson on the Green Party

May 3, 2021, 12.00 PM EDT

The first German elections of 2021 showed promising results for the Green Party, especially in Freiburg’s home state of Baden-Württemberg. Will this translate into further success for the party during Germany’s “super election year”? Join our discussion with Uni-Freiburg alumnus and executive director of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Bastian Hermisson, for a discussion about the Green Party’s electoral prospects and the implications for German politics in the post-Merkel era. We will also compare American and German climate and infrastructure policies.

Monday, May 3 at 12.00 PM EDT | 18.00 PM CET

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Bastian Hermisson has been executive director of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s Washington, DC office since 2015.  Prior to that, he directed the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s European Union office in Brussels, and was head of the EU/North America department as well as the department for foreign and security policy of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s headquarters in Berlin. Previously he directed the program for transatlantic relations at the foundation’s office in Washington, DC.

Before joining the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Bastian served for three years as advisor on foreign, security and environmental politics to MP Katrin Göring-Eckardt, caucus leader of the Greens in the German Bundestag. He holds an M. A. summa cum laude in cultural anthropology and geography, having studied at the Humboldt-University as well as the Free University, Berlin, the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, and Connecticut College, New London, CT.


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