50 years ago, on 10 December 1971, the German Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo for his committed work for détente and peace in Europe. The Nobel Committee paid tribute to the German Chancellor and former Foreign Minister for his then domestically controversial “Ostpolitik” which was based on the principles of non-violence and recognition of the status quo of the Eastern and Western blocs.
From 14:00-20:30 on 8 December 2021, 50 years after Willy Brandt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in cooperation with the Bundeskanzler-Willy-Brandt-Stiftung invites to a panel discussion and ceremonial act.
What can we learn from Willy Brandt's policies to help us cope with the challenges in global and European politics today? How can social democracy boost the European peace mission in an increasingly complex world? What questions must an all-embracing peace policy seek answers for in the future and for future generations?
Some discussants at a glance:
- Helga Schmid, Secretary General of the OSCE
- Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO
- Ursula Schröder, Director of the IFSH
- Niels Annen, Member of the German Bundestag and State Minister of the Federal Foreign Office
- Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
- Martin Schulz, President of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
- Barbara Kunz, Researcher at IFSH