Joschka Fischer, former German Foreign Minister, LISD Senior Fellow, the Woodrow Wilson School Frederick H. Schultz Class of 1951 Professor of International Economic Policy, and a fellow with Princeton’s European Union Program presented a public lecture entitled, "Europe and Israel," at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2007 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The event was free and open to the public. It was co-sponsored by LISD, the Woodrow Wilson School, and the Program on Judaic Studies.
Fischer was appointed Germany's Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1998, fifteen years after joining that country's burgeoning Green party in 1982. Upon his appointment as Hessian Minister of the Environment and Energy in 1985, he was the first German Green to assume a government post. From 1987 to 1991, Fischer served in various capacities in the Hessian State Assembly; served from 1991 to 1994 as Hessian Minister for the Environment, Energy and Federal Affairs; and from 1994 to 1998 he was Parliamentary Spokesman for the Green party in the German Bundestag, the national parliament. In addition to his current appointment at the Woodrow Wilson School, Fischer has an appointment with the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.