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Westerwelle to speak on Germany’s role in Europe and the World

Guido Westerwelle, former federal minister for foreign affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany,  will speak on “Germany’s Role in Europe and the World,” on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in 219 Aaron Burr Hall at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society.

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by March 31, 2014, to Sarah Mullins at smullins@princeton.edu or 609-258-4851.**

From 2009–2011, Westerwelle also served as the Germany’s Deputy Chancellor.  An attorney by training, he was Secretary General of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) from 1994 to 2001 and served as its chair from 2001 to 2011. He was a member of the German Bundestag from 1996–2013. From 2006 to 2009, he was president of the FDP parliamentary group and leader of the opposition. Westerwelle founded the Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding in 2013

The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society can be found on the Web at www.princeton.edu/eps. Jan-Werner Müller, professor of politics, is acting director for 2013-14.

For more information, contact Sarah Mullins at smullins@princeton.edu or 609-258-4851.