50 years ago, on December 10, 1971, German Chancellor Willy Brandt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his Ostpolitik as a commitment to peace and security in the Cold War world, on the one hand, and his advocacy of deepening Western integration, on the other. From the United Nations Agenda 2030 to the Guidelines for a More Peaceful World, Willy Brandt's main ideas have found expression in German and international politics.
We are very proud to announce a new lecture series organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in cooperation with Bonn University. The planned lectures aim to address Willy Brandt's ideas and impulses in international policy with a view to today's challenges. The series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Willy Brandt's Nobel Prize award will include a special event „Peace Policy of Our Time“ on December 8, 2021, which will address the question of how social democracy can revitalize the European peace project in a increasingly confusing world.
While the lectures will take place in Lecture Hall I of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, they can also be followed via livestream on the FES website. The livestreams of the following lectures will be available in German and English:
Secure Democracies? Security Policy with a view to New Authoritarianisms in Europe
November 9, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Willy Brandt Lecture 2021: Nuclear Disarmament and Arms Control in the 21st Century
December 7, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
World Domestic Politics of Economy: from G7 to G20 – and back?
December 14, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
More information about the complete program of the lecture series, guests and registration procedure is available at: https://www.fes.de/friedensnobelpreis-50/lecture-series-willy-brandt