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Discussion and Luncheon with Thomas Krüger on “Identity in Conflict: How New Cleavages Are Shaping German Politics”
March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The American Council on Germany
cordially invites you to a
Discussion and Luncheon
Director of the Federal Agency for Civic Education
“Identity in Conflict:
How New Cleavages Are Shaping German Politics”
Monday, March 9, 2020
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Alston & Bird LLP
90 Park Avenue (between 39th and 40th Streets)
New York City
RSVP (invited members only) to the American Council on Germany at email@example.com.
Thomas Krüger has been Director of the Federal Agency for Civic Education since 2000, President of the Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk since 1995, and Second Deputy Chairman of the Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media (KJM) since 2012. His career began in 1976 in the then-German Democratic Republic (GDR) with an apprenticeship as a plastics processing worker. Mr. Krüger studied theology in Berlin and Eisenach before becoming a pastor.
He started his political career in 1989 as one of the founding members of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the GDR and served as the party’s Secretary and as a member of the East German Parliament until 1990. Mr. Krüger was then appointed the first Acting Representative of the Lord Mayor of East Berlin in addition to his function as a City Council member for internal affairs in the joint Berlin city and state government between 1990 and 1991. From 1990 to 1992, he was Deputy State Chairman of the Berlin SPD for the entire city. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Krüger also served as Senator for Youth and Family in Berlin, after which he was elected to the German Bundestag for four years.
Mr. Krüger has been – and continues to be – active in various cultural and social committees, such as the German Federal Film Board (FFA), the Internationale Stadtschlosskommission, the Jury of the Capital Cultural Fund, and the Advisory Board of the Cultural Foundation of the German Football Association (DFB).
With special thanks to Alston & Bird LLP for hosting this event