Panel Discussion: Is Germany’s Basic Law Fit for the Challenges of Today?

On 23 May 2024, Germany celebrates the 75th anniversary of its Basic Law. The Basic Law is the basis for protecting individual freedom, equality, and dignity of all citizens – values which are increasingly questioned by extremist parties and their supporters. On Monday, 13 May, researchers of the University of Mannheim will discuss with panelists and the audience whether the Basic Law can withstand current challenges. The event will start at 5.30 p.m. in the Aula of the Schloss. The language of the event will be German.

Date: Monday, 13 May 2024, 5.30 p.m. until 7.15 p.m.
Location: Aula of the University of Mannheim (Schloss Ostflügel, first floor)

A panel and plenum discussion with:

  • Professor Dr. Svenja Behrendt (Public Law)
  • Professor Dr. Angela Borgstedt (Comtemporary History, research center on resistance against the Nazi regime)
  • Professor Dr. Philipp Gassert (Contemporary History)
  • Professor Dr. Hans Peter Grüner (Public Economic Law / Public Business Law)
  • Professor Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck (Political Sociology)

Moderator: Professor Dr. Ralf Müller-Terpitz (Public Law, Law of Economic Regulation and Media)