Discussion Kati Marton "The Chancellor"

Kati Marton - The Chancellor Kati Marton©Billy Bustamante

Tue, 12/07/2021


Conversation with Sabine von Mering

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Kati Marton’s new biography, The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel was published in October as the “definitive biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, detailing the remarkable rise and political brilliance of the most powerful—and elusive—woman in the world.” This fall, Chancellor Merkel, a pillar on the international stage, is stepping down after a remarkable 16 years in office. Merkel, a research chemist and pastor’s daughter raised in East Germany, rose to become the unofficial leader of the West. Acclaimed biographer Kati Marton set out to pierce the mystery of how Angela Merkel achieved all this in a book she calls “a human rather than a political portrait.” Marton will be in conversation with Sabine von Mering, Director of the Center for German and European Studies, Brandeis University.
Kati Marton is the author of nine previous books, including True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy (2016) and Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America (2009). She is an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent and was the ABC News bureau chief in Germany. She was married to the diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who in 1993 and 1994 was the United States ambassador to Germany. She was born in Hungary and lives in New York City.
Sabine von Mering, Director of the Center for German and European Studies, Brandeis University. She teaches German Language and Culture and is also a member of the core faculty in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and a member of the affiliated faculty in the Environmental Studies Program. She is currently working on the role of climate change as a challenge for the humanities. As Director of the Center for German and European Studies she organizes lectures, conferences, and cultural events in the interest of promoting transatlantic dialogue.

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