SOLD OUT! Sept 21, 2017: German Federal Election: Understanding the 2017 German Election

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 PM - Sep 21, 2017 7:00 PM | Toronto

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The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Toronto Branches of the Canadian International Council (CIC) and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) invite you to learn more about the upcoming 2017 German Federal Election. These elections, to be held on September 24, will see the Bundestag elect a new Chancellor who will form a new government. Joined by a moderator, our panellists will provide depth, background and insight into the elections. While open to questions from our moderator, the speakers will focus their remarks on two main themes: the German political system, and changes–particularly conservative shifts–taking place among the political parties.

The event will be followed by a Q&A and a reception with light refreshments.

This event is free of charge, upfront registration is required though.

The panelists and moderator

Peter Fahrenholtz Enlarge image Peter Fahrenholtz (© German Consulate Toronto ) Consul General Peter Fahrenholtz has served in various senior roles in the German Federal Foreign Office in several countries, including Germany, Romania, Japan, India, Iran and Ethiopia. From September 2012 to September 2016, he was Germany’s Ambassador to Rwanda. Since September 2016 he is the Head of Mission of the German Consulate General in Toronto.

Phil Triadafilopoulos Enlarge image Phil Triadafilopoulos (© University of Toronto) Phil Triadafilopoulos is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He teaches courses in public policy at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the School of Public Policy and Governance   (SPPG), and conducts research in the areas of immigration and citizenship policy in Europe and North America. Among other fellowships and positions, Professor Triadafilopoulos was a Visiting Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of German Studies at the University of Birmingham.

Mickael Temporao Enlarge image VoxPop (© Mickael Temporao ) Mickael Temporao is Lead Data Scientist at Vox Pop Labs. The company is known for issuing Vote Compass, which was issued for this year’s German Federal Elections under the name of Whal-Navi. He is a PhD candidate in political science at Laval University, where his thesis explores the digital footprints of public opinion. He obtained his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Information and Communication Studies from l’Université Catholique de Louvain, and is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including the Mitacs Accelerate Program Post-Graduate Student Fellowship.

Marina Jimenez Enlarge image Marina Jimenez (© Marina Jimenez) Marina Jimenez is an award-winning journalist and former writer for the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and National Post. She specialized in immigration, health and global issues, and Latin America. As of recently she is the Global Media Relations Strategist for the University of Toronto. As former president and spokesperson for the Canadian Council for the Americas (CCA) she was responsible for working with the CCA Board of Directors to fundraise, promote the brand, and business and economic ties and mutual understanding between Canada and the Americas. She has served as a moderator, panelist and contributor to more than a dozen national and international conferences in the U.K., France, Germany, Israel and China. 

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017  5- 7 p.m.- Massey College’s Upper Library- 4 Devonshire Place -  University of Toronto

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