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The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM

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Join American University's Women & Politics Institute for a virtual conversation with WPI Executive Director Betsy Fischer Martin and award-winning journalist Kati Marton, author of the book, The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel. Heralded as the “definitive biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel," Marton's new book provides unique detail into "remarkable rise and political brilliance of the most powerful—and elusive—woman in the world.”

Based on “rigorous research” and “unparalleled empathy,” Kati Marton explores how Angela Merkel overcame liabilities as a “triple outsider”— a scientist, a woman, and an East German—to ascend to the chancellery. Ultimately, Marton reveals how Merkel has “redefined the image of a female leader” and portrays a woman who has “survived extraordinary challenges to transform her own country and return it to the global stage.”