Talk Populism and Nationalism on the Rise: A German Perspective


Wed, 10/23/2019

Lathrop Gage

2345 Grand Blvd
22nd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108

We are happy to support our partner the International Relations Council (IRC) in promoting a talk by German diplomat Stefan Schlüter on Populism and Nationalism on the Rise: A German Perspective as part of his lecture tour organized by World Affairs Councils of America. 

Recent elections around the world in a range of developing countries and established democracies have revealed growing traction for populist candidates and nationalist rhetoric. This accelerating trend has resulted in increased populist representation in governments and the sanctioning of ideological policies. Former ambassador Stefan Schlüter will reflect on this international surge in populism and nationalism from a German perspective.

Stefan Schlüter © Stefan Schlüter Stefan Schlüter served in the German Foreign Office until the summer of 2017 and is now a Program Director at the Diplomatic Academy in Berlin. After studying political science at the University of Hamburg, Mr. Schlüter joined the German Foreign Office in 1979. His first foreign assignments brought him to Buenos Aires and Algiers. From 1986 to 1990 he served as the spokesman of the German Embassy in Tel Aviv before returning to the Foreign Office in Bonn as desk officer for the Maghreb countries. From 1992 to 1995 he served as Deputy Consul General in Los Angeles before returning to Bonn as Deputy Director for the southern part of Latin America. From 2000 to 2004 he was posted a second time in the US as Deputy Consul General in New York City before moving on to Buenos Aires as Deputy Ambassador. In 2007 he returned to the Foreign Office in Berlin to assume the position of Director for Conflict Prevention, Peace-Building, Democracy Promotion and State-Building, promoting German projects in this field world-wide. In 2010 he was appointed Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Region, residing in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago before moving on to his last assignment as Consul General in San Francisco in 2014.

This program is hosted by the International Relations Council in partnership with Wunderbar Together, World Affairs Councils of America, Jewish Community Relations Bureau, and the American Council on Germany and is sponsored by the H&R Block Foundation and Lathrop Gage.

This program is free and open to the public with RSVP: Details   

You are welcome to park in the garage below the building, which is accessed from Grand Boulevard. Park in any visitor or unreserved spot (it is possible you will need to travel down to the third or fourth level) and take the garage elevator up to the lobby. In the 2345 Grand building lobby, transfer elevators to travel to the 22nd floor. Parking will be validated at registration.