Interview with Klaus-Dieter Lehmann and Carola Lentz
“We have to face our responsibility to society”
On the occasion of the official handover, The Latest at Goethe spoke with the outgoing president of the Goethe-Institut Klaus-Dieter Lehmann and his successor Carola Lentz.
By Alexander Behrmann
Klaus-Dieter Lehmann took up his office as president of the Goethe-Institut on 1 April 2008. Looking back on his twelve-year term, he emphasises that the equality of cultures and the ability to learn must be the foundations of a cultural policy abroad. The Goethe-Institut sees culture and education as “pace-setters of civil society” that strengthen democracy and human rights.