Initiation of the Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Chair and the DAAD/SAIS Post-Doctoral Program
Join us on the Day of German Unity to kick-off a brand new, multi-year program featuring the new Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Professor and a new Post-Doctoral program in the field of international relations and history.
This inaugural event will begin with an introduction to the program by the President of DAAD, whose generous support began this initiative at SAIS, and an address on current issues by Germany’s Deputy Foreign Minister. This will be followed by a discussion on the current state of world order and contemporary issues facing the United States and Europe.
Welcoming remarks: Kent Calder, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperation, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Presentation of the DAAD/SAIS program by: Dr. Margret Wintermantel, President, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Remarks by: Michelle Müntefering, Minister of State, German Foreign Office
A panel discussion with:
Thomas Erndl, Deputy Speaker, Subcommittee for Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy, Member of the German Bundestag
Kristina Spohr, the inaugural Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Professor, Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs
Francis J. Gavin, Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs
John-Michael Arnold, Post-Doctoral Fellow, "The United States, Europe, and World Order" Project at the Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS
Elias Götz, Post-Doctoral Fellow, "The United States, Europe, and World Order" Project at the Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS
Stephan Kieninger, Post-Doctoral Fellow, "The United States, Europe, and World Order" Project at the Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS
Moderator: Daniel S. Hamilton, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute