Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies The Europe Center Stanford University


"Three Reichs and You are Out": Germany in the 21st Century  
FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Seminar

Date and Time
May 28, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Open to the public
RSVP required by 5PM May 23

Josef Joffe - Stanford University

Germany has always been too strong or too weak for Europe. Now it is Number One again, but what a difference 70 years of democratic development and European integration have made. Merkel's Germany is no "Fourth Reich", and the political class knows it. If she isn't "triangulating" like Bill Clinton, Merkel "leads from behind" like Obama. After two murderous grabs for hegemony, Germany is an accidental great power - so strong because France, Britain, Italy and the rest are so weak.

Oksenberg Conference Room
Encina Hall, 3rd floor
616 Serra St.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
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FSI Contact
Karen Haley