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Former German presidential candidate to speak, Oct. 4

Former German presidential candidate Gesine Schwan will present a lecture on "Global Governance in the Age of American Supremacy" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Schwan, a political scientist, is president of the Viadrina European University in Frankfurt (Oder). She is an expert on German anti-Americanism, political philosophy, theories of democracy, and problems of political psychology and political culture.

In 2004, Schwan ran as the Social Democratic Party's candidate for president of Germany -- a largely ceremonial but influential position -- and was narrowly defeated by Horst Koehler.

Schwan formerly taught at the Free University of Berlin. She also has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research in New York.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in conjunction with the Einstein Forum of Potsdam, Germany. 

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