Expert Talk at Halftime
with Claudia Roth (Vice President, German Bundestag) & Bernd M. Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Claudia Roth, Vice President of the Green Party faction in the German Bundestag, is also a trustee of the cultural foundation of the German Football Association (DFB). After managing the cult band Ton Steine Scherben for several years, she became the press officer of the Greens’ first parliamentary faction in 1985. From 1989 to 1998 she served in the European Parliament. In 1998 she was elected to the Bundestag, where she chaired the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid until 2001.
In 2001/2002 and between 2004 and 2013, Claudia Roth was chairwoman of the German Green Party. She was additionally the federal government’s Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office from 2003 to 2004 and, from 2010 to 2013, Commissioner for Environmental and Climate Protection in the DFB’s sustainability commission.
She is a trustee of the Humanist Union.