As Germany influences the future of both the European Union and the Euro, there is no leader better positioned than Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to speak on the central issues affecting the EU and the global economy.
He remains vastly popular as a principal player in the global energy sector, and is the Independent Director and Member of the Board of Directors of the Anglo-Russian oil company TNK-BP, chairman of the shareholders’ committee for the European-Russian pipeline company Nord Stream AG, a member of the European Advisory Council of the Rothschild Group since 2006, and an Advisor to Swiss publishing company Ringier.
In the years that Gerhard Schröder served as Chancellor of Germany, he did more to modernize the country's economy than had been accomplished in decades, and his insights will enlighten audiences on the decisions currently facing European governments.
The Global Economic Crisis: Challenges & Solutions
Germany, the strongest economy in Europe, is at the center of negotiating and finding solutions to the European debt crisis. This is the perfect time to hear from Gerhard Schröder, who, during his tenure as Chancellor of Germany, did more to modernize the country's economy than had been accomplished in decades, and his insights will enlighten your audience on the decisions currently facing European governments, and the impact on the United States.
Multilateralism in the New Millennium
Chancellor Schröder speaks on the importance of taking a multilateral approach to the challenges of the 21st century. In the face of global terrorism and large-scale natural disasters, he argues that it is essential that international relationships remain strong, and that world leaders embrace a One World approach to global politics.
Keys to Leadership
Gerhard Schröder’s set of leadership skills catapulted him from a childhood of poverty to the highest echelons of German government and society. In this address, Chancellor Schröder outlines the leadership techniques that he refined throughout his remarkable career, and describes how they can be applied to business worldwide.
Confronting Global Inequality
Born into a struggling working class family, Chancellor Schröder has a unique perspective on the problem of inequality and each individual’s potential for success. In this speech, he addresses the challenge posed by digital divide, and our responsibility to the Third World.
A Vigorous Modernizer
Gerhard Schröder is the first of a new generation of vibrant German leaders. He took on the newly reunited Germany and boldly ushered the world’s third largest economy into the 21st century. A charismatic and powerful national figure, Gerhard Schröder was elected Chancellor in 1998. In his seven years in office, Gerhard Schröder did more to modernize Germany’s economy than had been accomplished in decades. Elected to a second term in 2002, Chancellor Schröder increased his country’s influence on a global level by taking strong stands on global issues and sending German troops to hotspots around the world. Hailed by one German newspaper as the most charismatic German politician since Willy Brandt, Gerhard Schröder was young and optimistic, a breath of fresh air in the stodgy German Bundestag.
A Self-Made Man
Born into poverty in Northwestern Germany in 1944, Chancellor Schröder’s widowed mother labored on farms to support her two sons. Shunned as a child for his poor, meager appearance, Chancellor Schröder attended law school at night while working days at an ironmonger’s shop. From these humble roots was born a formidable politician, known for his charm and his ability to connect with the German people.