70 Years of “Grundgesetz”


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17.05.2019 - Article

Join us in this vivid discussion about the German constitution on May 22, 2019 at the German House.

The German Consulate General Presents:

This year the German constitution – the “Grundgesetz” – celebrates its 70th anniversary. It is a milestone in German democracy and regarded as a unique anchor of democracy and the rule of law. In nowadays time with democracies in crisis and rising populism all over the world the Grundgesetz seems more vital than ever. Therefore, the Consulate General would like to invite you to a talk with Professor Christian Martin and Hadas Aron with an open discussion together on May 22nd.

More information:

Christian Martin is a professor of political science at the University of Kiel, Germany. He currently holds the Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at New York University (NYU). Previously he worked at several high-ranked universities in Germany and the US. His current research focuses on electoral participation, globalization and EU integration. Prof Christian Martin will discuss “the guarantees and relates them to the democratic principle that is equally enshrined in the constitution”

Hadas Aron is a faculty fellow at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU. After working for several years as a radio broadcaster, she completed her PhD at Columbia University, and was a Post-Doctoral fellow at the School of Political Science in Tel Aviv University. Her research and teaching focus on populism, nationalism, international security, and social and ethnic cleavages. Her regional concentration is on Eastern Europe and the United States. Her talk will focus on “The German Basic Law at 70 - how it influenced constitution making in Eastern Europe after the Cold War”.

 Location and time:
German Consulate General
Otto-Carl-Kiep Auditorium
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
May 22, 2019 6:00 PM
Admission is free, but an RSVP is required at: Grundgesetz

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