Election Directions: Bastian Hermisson on the Green Party
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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