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.
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.
Former Chancellor of Germany GERHARD SCHROEDER is Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee of Nord Stream, Creator of the Baltic Oil Pipeline from Russia to Germany. The Nord Stream twin pipeline system through the Baltic Sea runs from Russia to Germany. The pipelines were built and are operated by Nord Stream AG. The Nord Stream route crosses the Exclusive Economic Zones of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, as well as the territorial waters of Russia, Denmark, and Germany.Read more >>
Former Chancellor of Germany GERHARD SCHROEDER is Honorary Chairman of the Board of NUMOV, the German Near and Middle East Association. Germany's oldest and largest NGO for the region of the Near and Middle East, NUMOV's mission is to promote trade and investment between Germany and the countries of the Near and Middle East.About the German Near and Middle East Association >>
The twice-elected leader of Germany, Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has been a major force on the world’s political stage for nearly a decade. Known for his charismatic delivery and unparalleled insights, Chancellor Schröder is a leading world statesman and internationally recognized authority on global relations, economic development and social change.
Gerhard Schröder is the first of a new generation of vibrant German leaders. He took on the newly reunited Germany and boldy 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 not only taking strong stands on global issues, but also sending German troops to hotspots around the world; this was an enormously bold act that required changing Germany´s Constitution.
Gerhard Schröder was born into poverty in Northwestern Germany in 1944. His widowed mother labored on farms and as a cleaning woman to support her two children. The family lived in a wooden shack, and sometimes had to beg for food. Shunned as a child for his poor, meager appearance, he attended high school at night while working as a sales clerk. At 19, he enrolled in a night program at the law school at the University of Göttingen while working days at an ironmonger’s shop.
Meanwhile, Chancellor Schröder was laying the groundwork for a career in politics. He joined the Social Democrats in 1963, and in 1978 became the federal chairman of the party´s Youth Organization. From there it was a short trip to the National Parliament, to which he was first elected in 1980.
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.
Moving swiftly on, Chancellor Schröder focused on Lower Saxony, his home and Germany´s largest federal state, in 1986 and quickly became the State´s Prime Minister. In 1998, he stood for national election and a tremendous victory catapulted him into the Chancellor's seat.