Discussion Club «Open World» with the President of the NATO PA (1994 – 1996), German politician Karsten Voigt

22 November 2016, 10:32

The Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation within the Discussion Club «Open World» invites to the meeting with the President of the NATO PA (1994 – 1996), German politician Karsten Voigt. Meeting will be held with the assistance of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

The theme of the meeting – «Russian factor in Ukrainian and Syrian conflicts».

The meeting will take place on Monday 28th November, at 19:00, creative space «INVERIA» (Volodymyrska str., 49a).

Participation is free.

Registration for the event is obligatory and available through the link: https://goo.gl/forms/QebCcqM5n0qJHfvs1

Concerning media accreditation please contact Lesya Tkach by e-mail [email protected] or by phone (044) 220 18 40.

The working language of the meeting is English.

For your information:

Karsten Voigt is a German politician.  From 1999 to 2010, he served as the Coordinator of German-North American Cooperation at the Foreign Office of Germany.  He is a board member of the Atlantik-Brücke, an association, which promotes German-American understanding. 

From 1960–1969 Mr. Voigt studied history, German and Scandinavian languages and literature at the universities at Hamburg, Copenhagen, and Frankfurt. From 1969–1972 he was chairman of the Jusos (Young Socialists in the SPD).

From 1976 to 1998 he was a member of the Bundestag, he was a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Defence Committee. Also, Mr. Voight was a member of the NATO PA from 1977 to 1998, in 1989 - 1993 – the Chairman of the Committee on Defense and Security, in 1992 - 1994 - Vice-President, in 1994 - 1996 - the President of the NATO PA. Member of the Atlantic Initiative, a senior fellow and member of the Presidium of the German Foreign Policy Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik), member of the Supervisory Board, Aspen Institute in Berlin, Supervisory Board  of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam and, also he is the member of the International Relations Commission and Working Group «Turkey» and of the Board of the Social-democratic party of Germany. 

In 2007 he published his monograph «Religion and Politics. Comparing the situation in Germany and the United States».

Discussion Club «Open World» is an educational project of the «Open Ukraine» Foundation for socially active young people. Its goal is to raise a new generation of responsible leaders. Every month the Foundation holds lectures with renowned experts, politicians and public figures, during which they discuss ways of effective solutions to social problems in Ukraine and in the world.

Friedrich Ebert Foundation is the oldest political foundation in Germany, that has a rich social-democratic tradition from the date of its founding in 1925. The Foundation was founded as a political testament of Friedrich Ebert, the first president of Germany who was democratically elected, and whose name the Foundation was called after. The key activity of political Foundation is implementing the fundamental ideals and values of social democracy: freedom, justice, and solidarity. More about the activity of the Foundation in Ukraine you may find following the link: http://fes.kiev.ua/n/cms/13/