VIDEO: Schmidt Talks Austerity on German TV


Vivien Schmidt, professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, spoke with a German news program about the impacts of German chancellor Angela Merkel’s austerity policy.

Schmidt was featured in a Feb. 1 segment on anti-austerity movements in Greece and Spain, which many see as a reaction to German fiscal policy. The segment was filmed by the German news program Tagesschau, which airs on the public service network ARD.

The program is in German. You can view it here.

Vivien A. Schmidt is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University, and Founding Director of BU’s Center for the Study of Europe. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Chicago, her BA from Bryn Mawr College, and also attended Sciences Po, Paris. Recent honors, awards, and fellowships include an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Brussels (ULB), the Belgian Franqui Interuniversity Chair, and a Visiting Professorship at the Free University of Berlin. She is also the director of the Center for the Study of Europe.