Due to the governmental crisis in Germany and the leadership crisis in the SPD, Minister Scharping had to postpone his visit to Sept. or Oct. 2018 - thus the event below on Feb.27 has been CANCELLED
Distinguished Statespersons Forum
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 5.30pm
(location: Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library, first floor)
"Beyond Trump: the U.S., Europe, China, and the Emerging New Global Order"
Lecture by Rudolf Scharping
Discussants: Prof. Bruce Jentleson (Duke University) Prof. Klaus Larres (UNC-Chapel Hill)
*** This event is organized in cooperation with the UNC Center for European Studies ***
Rudolf Scharping is the former German Secretary of Defense, Candidate for Chancellor, SPD chairman and Prime Minister of Rhineland Palatinate. He now is CEO of the RSBK consultancy company which focuses on public-private partnership matters and strategy and business development issues in China and Germany. He is the President of the Federation of German Cyclists. He also was a visiting professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. As Minister of Defense he was particularly instrumental for Germany's engagement in the war in Kosovo in the former Yugoslavia.
Bruce Jentleson is a Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, where he previously served as Director of the Sanford School of Public Policy. He is a leading scholar of American foreign policy and has served in a number of U.S. policy and political positions. In 2015-16 he held the Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress. Jentleson’s book The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from 20th Century Statesmen will be published soon by W.W. Norton. For Prof. Jentleson's many books and policy and political positions in Washington, DC, please consult:https://sanford.duke.edu/people/faculty/jentleson-bruce-w
Klaus Larres is the is the RichardM. KrasnoDistinguishedProfessorofHistoryandInternationalAffairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins /SAIS, and a Visiting Professor at Schwarzman College/Tsinghua University in Beijing. Larres held the Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress in 2002-03 and in 2016-17 he was selected as a Member/Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. He will serve as a Counselor and Senior Foreign Policy Adviser at the German embassy in Beijing later this year.
All Welcome Free parking at Cobb Deck after 5.00pm