Germany and Britain – Converging or Diverging? (14 December 2010)

14 December 2010
9.00 – 17.30, followed by a reception

The Royal Horseguards
One Whitehall Place
2 Whitehall Court
London SW1A 2EJ

With apologies to those of you who have already seen and responded to the previous version of this notice, please find below further details of the Federal Trust, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Global Policy Institute joint conference entitled “Germany and Britain – Converging or Diverging?” in London on 14 December 2010.

The conference will explore whether the new coalition government in the UK could lead to a new dynamic in the relationship between the UK and Germany. The event will address key topics currently at the heart of the Anglo-German relationship in several sessions:

9.30 – 11.00: Positions and Measures for fighting an Economic Crisis

Speakers:   Dr Ulrich Hoppe, Director General, German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

                Graham Bishop, Founder, grahambishop.com

11.30 – 13.00: Austerity in Defence and Security Budgets

Speakers:   Dr Christian Mölling, German Institute for International und Security Affairs

                Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Professorial Fellow, RUSI

14.00 – 15.30 Europe: United in Diversity

Speakers:    Almut Möller, German Council on Foreign Relations

                Prof William Paterson OBE, former Director of the Institute for German Studies, University Birmingham


16.00 – 17.30 Germany and Britain: Old Partners, new Dynamics?

Speakers:   Maurice Fraser, Senior Fellow, London School of Economics

                     Professor Friedbert Pflüger, former Parliamentary Under State Secretary, Member of the State Parliament Berlin, Director European Centre for Energy and Resource Security King’s College

We hope that you will be able to join us for some or all of our conference.

If you would like to attend this event, please reply to Ulrike Rüb-Taylor on ulrike.rub@fedtrust.co.uk or 020 7320 3045. There are a limited number of places left.

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