- March 27, 2019
On March 27, 2019, the Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with Daimler AG hosted an exclusive evening event on the occasion of the meeting of representatives of all 13 Aspen Institutes worldwide and the Board of Trustees. The Aspen International Committee met in Berlin for the first time in 30 years and this evening marked the opening of the two-day program. Guest of honor and keynote speaker was Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Chairwoman of the CDU. In her free speech she presented to the guests her assessment of the current challenges of national and international politics and her ideas of modern conservatism with regard to the challenges of the future. She stressed, that in view of the tense situation, it was important to intensify transatlantic relations at all levels. The multiple interdependencies in the fields of business, science and education, but also at the personal level, together with the shared values, were a good basis for this. In the following discussions, these ideas were further lively discussed and explained.