Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Talk by Joschka Fischer, former German Foreign Minister, "The Future of Europe"

Thu, March 22, 2012 | LBJ Library and Musuem, 10th Floor Atrium

5:30 PM

Joschka Fischer
Joschka Fischer

As part of the interdisciplinary Rethinking Diplomacy project, former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer will speak on UT campus on March 22, 2012. Fischer will give a public lecture and participate in a smaller seminar with the scholars involved in the Rethinking Diplomacy project.

The LBJ School, along with UT's Center for European Studies, the Institute for Historical Studies and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, will be hosting one of the most popular politicians in Germany and all of Europe, former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany Joseph "Joschka" Fischer, on Thursday evening, March 22, at the LBJ Library on the 10th Floor.

Joschka Fischer has had a remarkable career as a public servant, party activist and a pioneer of democracy in Europe. Not afraid to press his agenda and ask tough, challenging questions, his passion and moral commitment have left an enduring legacy in creating a vision for the future of Europe. Beginning his political career as a student revolutionary, Mr. Fischer renounced violence as a means of political change after witnessing a series of terrorist attacks, choosing instead to join the political process as a legislator with the Green Party. He quickly rose in prominence in the party and as a global statesman.

We are especially pleased that an individual who has revolutionized diplomatic practice can be with us to mark the launch of UT's exciting new multi-disciplinary initiative, "Reinventing Diplomacy." The program will draw on research and teaching expertise from the College of Liberal Arts and School of Law, as well as the LBJ School, to lead a renaissance among the next generation of diplomatic leaders.

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Free and open to the public. Space is limited, so we ask that you, your colleagues and students make reservations as soon as possible.

Sponsored by: LBJ School, Strauss Center, the EU Center, the Institute for Historical Studies, and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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