Germany’s Foreign Policy of Reconciliation: From Enmity to Amity

October 25, 2012

AGI and BakerHostetler LLP are pleased to host a reception celebrating Lily Gardner Feldman’s recently published book, “Germany’s Foreign Policy of Reconciliation: From Enmity to Amity” on October 25, 2012. The Honorable Thomas Matussek, Former German Ambassador to the United Nations and current Head of Public Affairs for Deutsche Bank AG, will the guest speaker, along with Rabbi Andrew Baker of the American Jewish Committee and Professor Gunther Hellmann of Goethe University in Frankfurt.

“Germany’s Foreign Policy of Reconciliation: From Enmity to Amity” examines the Federal Republic’s external relations with four former enemies—France, Israel (the Jewish people), Poland, and Czechoslovakia/the Czech Republic—as it achieved international rehabilitation after the Holocaust. The book develops the concept of international reconciliation while illustrating its manifestation in practice, blending and balancing moral imperatives with pragmatic interests. Germany emerges as a model for how the bitterest of former international enemies can reconcile.

Lily Gardner Feldman is Harry & Helen Gray Senior Fellow in Residence and director of the Society, Culture & Politics Program at the American-German Institute at Johns Hopkins University.


Kimberly Frank