Vorträge
Thursday, 19th August 2021, 6.30 pm

Christian Lindner

Pandemics, Climate, Digitalization: Liberal Social Orders in Global System Competition

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Pandemics, Climate, Digitalization: Liberal Social Orders in Global System Competition

After 1990, the end of history was assumed. A worldwide triumph of democracy, the rule of law and the market economy. Thirty years later, however, we find ourselves in a global competition of regulatory ideas. Authoritarian ideas such as those in China have long since claimed power. And even within the democracies of the West, liberal values have come under pressure to gain legitimacy. In the solution of human tasks such as combating pandemics, climate protection and the transformation of the economy and society through digitalization, the models of order are in competition with each other. How do we defend liberal values? How do we solve humanity’s questions with its resources? These questions will be discussed by the Federal Chairman of the FDP Germany and political scientist Christian Lindner in his lecture.

Christian Lindner

Chairman of the Free Democratic Party in Germany

Christian Lindner, born on the 7th of January 1979, is a member of the German parliament (Bundestag) and head of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) parliamentary group. Lindner was elected party leader of the Free Democrats in December 2013. At the federal elections in September 2017, he led the FDP back into the German Bundestag after four years of opposition outside the parliament. Christian Lindner has been a member of the FDP since 1995. He was elected as a member of the federal state parliament in North-Rhine-Westphalia for the first time in 2000. From 2012 to 2017, he was chairman of the FDP group in the North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament.