November 6th, 2013

CSGG: Nov. 6 – “Merkel 3.0: What Chancellor Merkel’s third term and the NSA surveillance scandal mean for the transatlantic relationship”

The Congressional Study Group on Germany presents a Capitol Hill roundtable:

“Merkel 3.0: What Chancellor Merkel’s third term and the NSA surveillance scandal mean for the transatlantic relationship”

Featuring Stefan Kornelis, Foreign Policy Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Stefan Kornelius is head of the foreign policy department of Süddeutsche Zeitung, the largest German national subscription daily newspaper. He met Merkel for the first time in 1989 in East Berlin when she was the Speaker of the Democratic Awakening. Later Kornelius was a correspondent in Bonn where he was responsible for the CDU party, and where Merkel was a minister in Kohl’s Cabinet and served as an important source for Kornelius. After years working as a foreign correspondent in Washington, Kornelius returned to Berlin 1999—just in time for the CDU funding scandal and Merkel’s rise to the head of CDU party. Since 2000, Kornelius has been responsible for foreign policy reporting and is in close contact with the Chancellor and her main advisers. His latest book, Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography, will be released in English by Alma Books on November 15, 2013.

Programs of The Congressional Study Group on Germany are supported by The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the organizations which make up our Business Advisory Council.

More photos from this program are available on FMC’s Flickr page here.

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