Past eventResearch Event

A Reluctant Leader? Germany in the 21st Century

17 November 2014 - 9:30am to 6:30pm

The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG


David Lidington MP, Minister of State for Europe, UK
Steffen Kampeter, Deputy Federal Finance Minister, Germany
Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford
Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum
Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times



As Germany marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this one-day conference will explore modern Germany: its position at the heart of the European Union, its wealthy economy, complex history, and modern cultural identity. 

The conference will conclude with a private viewing of the British Museum's new exhibition, Germany: Memories of a Nation

This event is held in partnership with the British Museum and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, London.