Political Salon on "Do Americans 'Get Out the Vote' Better than Germans?"

Join YPFP for our next excursion! On Wednesday, March 2, the American Council on Germany (ACG) and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic will host a Political Salon with Metin Hakverdi, Member of the German Bundestag (SPD) and Michelle Müntefering (SPD), who will discuss "Do Americans Get Out the Vote Better than Germans?"

The discussion will be moderated by ACG President Dr. Steven E. Sokol. Happy hour begins at 6pm, and the discussion is from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

YPFP has reserved 10 complimentary tickets for members and guests to attend!

To RSVP, sign up here. YPFP will reserve your tickets. Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 1 at 6pm.

The ACG's Political Salon series brings together a diverse group of younger and mid-career professionals for informal, open discussions on a range of current political, economic, and social topics in an increasingly interconnected global environment – with an emphasis on issues of concern for the transatlantic agenda. Speakers share brief remarks and engage in a dynamic discussion with participants. Each salon includes refreshments and networking opportunities.

About the Speakers

Metin Hakverdi became a member of the German Bundestag in 2013. He is a member of the Parliament of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and its Presidency and a member of the Hamburg Parliament’s budget committee and committee of public companies and assets. He joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in 2002.

Michelle Müntefering has served as a member of the German Bundestag (SPD) for Herne-Bochum since 2013 and became a member of the Committee for Foreign Affairs in 2015. Ms. Müntefering was also a member of the Landesvorstand NRW SPD from 2004 to 2014 and a City Councilor of Herne from 2004 to 2013. Ms. Müntefering has served as Vice-Chairman of the German-Turkish Society since 2015 and currently serves as Spokeswoman of the SPD Working Group on Culture and Education. In 2009, she married Franz Müntefering, who served as Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2005 to 2007.

This is part of our new series, YPFP Excursions, in which YPFP staff members lead a group of members to cultural events and other activities in the city.

March 02, 2016 at 6pm - 8pm
The German Consulate General
871 United Nations Plz
New York, NY 10017, NY 10007
United States
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