The Comeback Kids?

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 am EDT // 16:00 - 17:00 CEST

The September 26 Election and the Green Party’s Paths to Government

After a dramatic surge in public opinion in spring 2021, the Green Party briefly became the most popular party in Germany. As the election campaign intensifies, the Greens now are facing headwinds, even though their agenda for a climate-policy revolution resonates broadly with a German public that is increasingly concerned about climate change. What explains their dropping support, and what are the Greens’ potential paths to power? Please join our conversation with journalist Peter Unfried, one of the most insightful observers of the Greens, to learn more about the Greens’ strategy in the final months of the campaign, the potential coalition options, and how German policy might change if the Greens should return to government.

Peter Unfried is chief reporter of taz (die tageszeitung) and editor-in-chief of taz FUTURZWEI.

This webinar will convene via Zoom. Please contact Elizabeth Caruth Hotary at with any questions.

This webinar is supported by the AGI Harry & Helen Gray Culture and Politics Program and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is presented in partnership with The Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; the International Association for the Study of German Politics; and the BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University.