Online Teachers Seminar: Global (In) Security: The U.S. and Germany in Times of Crisis

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
10.30 am - 4 pm


Online via Click Meeting 

In cooperation with:

Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz
Butenschönstraße 2
67346 Speyer

Target group:

Teachers from Rheinland-Pfalz, general interested audience


Please register here.

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War, climate change, political upheaval, and protest – the news are seemingly dominated by different types of crisis and challenges and there seems no end in sight. With each new event comes a new layer of complexity and information which can be challenging for adults and young people alike. In our teacher seminar, we want to take an in-depth look at two currently unfolding wars that are deeply connected to the policies of the United States and Germany: Russia’s war against Ukraine and Israel’s war against Hamas. What is currently happening in both countries and how do the United States and Germany respond? Can we trace similarities and differences in their policy responses? And what role might the U.S. elections play in all of this? As a final input, we will discuss climate change and the question of sustainability. Which new developments can be detected on both sides of the Atlantic and what are some promising developments?

Discuss these and many more questions with us and experts in our security seminar.



10.30 am
Welcome remarks

10.45 am
Resources and Strategies

11.15 am
Israel and Gaza: Current Developments
Christian Hanelt, Bertelsmann Stiftung

12.30 pm  
Lunch Break

1.30 - 2.45 pm 
The Russian War Against Ukraine: Two Years Later
Niklas Balbon, GPPI

Short Break

3 pm
Climate Activism and Policy
Prof. Sabine von Mering, Brandeis University

4 pm
End of program day