28 October 2021

A new era for Germany: what transition after Merkel?

After 16 years under Angela Merkel’s chancellorship, last September’s elections usher in a new era for Germany. How will this affect Germany’s role in multilateralism, and in particular in international Geneva?


We were pleased to welcome Olaf Wientzek from the Geneva office of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, a leading think tank active in over 70 countries. A specialist in German multilateralism, he discussed the challenges of this transition and brought his expertise to this afterwork.


This “Think&Drink” was co-organized by foraus and the Think Tank Hub.



Olaf Wientzek

Director of the Geneva office, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation