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A Changing Germany in a Changing World
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30th, 2006
LUNCH 11:45 a.m., LECTURE 12:15 p.m.

In 1990, Germany celebrated its reunification. Sixteen years later, is there really one unified Germany, or can one still see traces of the former division of the country? How has the reunification affected Germany’s foreign and security policy, especially in regard to the European Union and NATO? What does the unified Germany do to foster the sometimes strained Transatlantic relations? If we live in a globalizing world, what will be the role of Germany?

Dr. Christian Stocks, German Consul General in Los Angeles, will address the above questions in his luncheon lecture. Stocks studied political science, history, art history and law at the Universities of Kiel and Heidelberg in Germany and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. He also studied at the Universities of Harvard, Essex, and Michigan and received his Ph.D. in 1976 from the University of Kiel. In 1977, he joined the German Foreign Service and has served in several countries, including Spain, India, and Britain. In 1991, he was asked to serve as Foreign Policy Advisor to the CDU/CSU parliamentary group of the German Bundestag. He took up the posting as Consul General of Los Angeles in July 2005.

Christian Stocks' luncheon lecture is sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.