German Zeitenwende in European and Transatlantic Context

Together with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, we would like to invite you to an event delving into the transformative shift in German security policy known as the "Zeitenwende."

19. 3. 2024 (17:00)

Institute of International Relations, Nerudova 257/3

In June 2023, Germany adopted its first-ever National Security Strategy, in 2024 Germany is about to spend 2% of its GDP on defence for the first time. Still, more has to come. How can we assess the implementation of the Zeitenwende? What is its European dimension, including relations with the major European powers? And, with the US presidential elections approaching, what is the Transatlantic dimension of the Zeitenwede?


Speaker: Markus Kaim, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Discussant: Jakub Eberle, Institute of International Relations Prague
Chair: Zuzana Lizcová, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University


PD Dr. Habil. Markus Kaim is a Senior Fellow of the International Security Research Division of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for Security and International Affairs), the leading German policy-oriented research institute, and was the Head of that Division from 2008 to 2015. He graduated from Bonn University and obtained his PhD at the University of Jena. He conducted research and taught at several prestigious institutes and universities in Germany, the USA and Canada. His major research areas are the German Defence and Security Policy, the Transatlantic Security Relationship/NATO, the Defence and Security Policy of selected NATO partners, and the United Nations and Conflict Resolution. Markus Kaim contributed to the drafting of the first-ever German National Security Strategy (2023).


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This event is co-organised with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung representation in Prague and the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University.