In this edition our British guest is president of an iconic German company. Deutsche Grammophon is one of the most renowned and successful classical music record labels in the world.
Mitslal Kifleyesus Matschie helped set up the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the OPCW, back in the 1990s. This organisation recently received the Nobel Peace Prize. She is originally from Ethiopia and now lives in Jena in the German state of Thüringen. She’s a political scientist, and a social entrepreneur running a business helping 11 thousand farmers in Ethiopia.
Astronomer Mary Williams from New Zealand came to Germany in 2007 to take up a post at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam. Before taking maternity leave recently she worked in an international team of around 50 researchers from around the world.
The guest this week is the novelist Priya Basil who grew up in Kenya, studied in Britain, and came to live in Berlin in 2002. Priya Basil worked in a London advertising agency before becoming a full time writer. She’s written three books and also co-founded "Authors for Peace”, a platform for writers to use literature as a way of promoting peace.
This week’s guest is the philosopher and writer Stephen Cave. His first book is called "Immortality : the quest to live forever and how it drives civilisation.” Before he took up writing full time he worked as a diplomat for the British foreign Office and then for the German Foreign office! So lots to discuss on Insight Germany this week!
Exploring the unique perspectives of people who have come to Germany to live and work.
Having spent most of his life as a musician being interviewed by journalists, Robin Merrill finds it fascinating to stand on the other side of the microphone and present Insight Germany.
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