Video Highlights: What’s Behind Germany’s "Querdenker" Movement?
On February 1, Deutsches Haus at NYU, NYU's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the American Council on Germany presented “What’s Behind Germany’s Querdenker Movement?” The intensity and scope of protests against the government measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in Germany has surprised many observers. Self-stylized "lateral thinkers" have forged a coalition that encompasses far-right extremists but also anti-vaxxers who historically have aligned with the left. At both ends of the political spectrum, protesters seem to share a deep-seated distrust in government. This event featured Pia Lamberty, Natascha Strobl, and Konstantin von Notz, and was moderated by Christian Martin, and discussed the origins, trajectory and likely future of the "Querdenker" movement.
Die Gesellschaft der Anderen: Ein Gespräch mit Naika Foroutan, Jana Hensel & Constanze Stelzenmüller
Am 27. Januar präsentierte das Deutsches Haus at NYU ein Gespräch über “Die Gesellschaft der Anderen” mit der Migrationsforscherin Naika Foroutan, der Journalistin und Ost-Deutschland Expertin Jana Hensel, und Constanze Stelzenmüller, Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and Trans-Atlantic Relations an der Brookings Institution.