Events | War in Ukraine: Transatlantic Takeaways

Los Angeles | April 30, 2022 | 4:00 PM (PDT)

Political scientist Jan-Werner Müller in conversation with journalist Heinrich Wefing in the garden of the Thomas Mann House. Moderated by Kimberly Marteau Emerson.

More than two months after the invasion of Ukraine, the conflict continues to dominate our thoughts. The war has brutally thrown Europe back into a world of armored armies and wars of aggression that was thought to have been overcome. Despite discussions about appropriate support measures, however, the West's response has so far been surprisingly unanimous. Many voices therefore see a turning point for European security policy and opportunities for deeper integration.

Political scientist Jan-Werner Müller and journalist Heinrich Wefing discuss the consequences of the war in Ukraine for U.S.-European relations. The event will be moderated by Kimberly Marteau Emerson.





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Jan-Werner Müller is Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He works mainly in democratic theory and the history of modern political thought; he also has a research interest in the relationship between architecture and politics, as well as the normative implications of the current structural transformations of the public sphere. Publications include Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe (2011) and What is Populism? (2016). In 2021, Democracy Rules appeared with FSG, Penguin, and Suhrkamp.




Heinrich Wefing is head of the political department of the German weekly DIE ZEIT. He studied History of Art and Law in Bonn and Freiburg and finished his studies with a dissertation in 1992. From 1995 on he volunteered at DIE ZEIT and FAZ, becoming feuilleton editor with the FAZ in 1996, first in Frankfurt, then Berlin, from 2001 to 2004 in San Francisco. From 2008 on he was editor at the political desk of the German weekly DIE ZEIT in Hamburg, in 2010 he became Deputy Head of the Political Department, in January 2018 Head of the Political Department.



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Kimberly Marteau Emerson is an attorney, civic leader and human rights advocate. In the Clinton Administration she worked as the Director of Public Liaison for the U.S. Information Agency (USIA). Currently, she serves on the global Board of Human Rights Watch, as Chair of the Board of Governors of Bard College Berlin, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. Kimberly Marteau Emerson is member of Thomas Mann House Advisory Board.


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