Sigmar Gabriel

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Sigmar Gabriel


Sigmar Gabriel has been politically active since 1976 and is one of Germany's best-known politicians. He is one of Germany's best political speakers and is also highly regarded and very well networked internationally. He was Minister President of Lower Saxony from 1999 to 2003. He then held the office of Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety from 2005 - 2009, Federal Minister for Economics and Technology from 2013 - 2017, and most recently Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2017 - 2018. Between 2013 and 2018, Sigmar Gabriel was Vice-Chancellor and from 2009 to 2017 he was the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. He is a policy advisor and European affairs expert for the US consultancy Eurasia Group. Sigmar Gabriel is a brilliant speaker who is convincing and does not shy away from plain speaking. He outlines his points of view openly and clearly and thus inspires his listeners.


Turning the tide in world politics -
More responsibility in uncertain times

  • On the way to a new world
  • The message of Trumpism
  • Russia - neighbour, partner, adversary?
  • The Chinese Challenge
  • Europe in an uncomfortable world
  • The battle for Germany's soul

More courage - the dawn of a new decade

  • What is happening around us?
  • How have politics, the economy, society and culture developed?
  • What is this doing to us Europeans and Germans?
  • What kind of world will our children and grandchildren live in?
  • How do we return to a positive concept of the future and the desire to shape it?
  • back to the desire to shape it - politically and individually?
  • Do we need a social utopia?

Further topics:

  • The World in Transition - Prospects for German Foreign Policy
  • Challenges for Europe in an uncomfortable world

References & Press


  • 1999 to 2003 Minister President of Lower Saxony
  • 2005 to 2009 Federal Environment Minister
  • 1999 to 2005 Party Executive of the SPD
  • 2003 to 2005 he held the party-internal office of "Pop Commissioner
  • From 2009 he was chairman of the party.

Lectureship at Harvard

In autumn 2018, Sigmar Gabriel spent three weeks at the elite Harvard University in the USA. There, as part of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow programme, he gave lectures, took part in conferences to discuss with students, academics and politicians.


Lecture at the University of Bonn

At the invitation of the Institute for Political Science and Sociology at the University of Bonn, Sigmar Gabriel gave a lecture in the summer semester of 2018 entitled "Germany in an uncomfortable world - German European and foreign policy facing new challenges".



Zeitenwende in der Weltpolitik: Mehr Verantwortung in ungewissen Zeiten

ISBN : 9783451383281

22.00 €


Mehr Mut!: Aufbruch in ein neues Jahrzehnt

ISBN : 3451385368

25.00 €


Presentation types

  • Interview

  • Factual presentation

  • Specialized lecture

  • Practical relevance

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