Years Commitment

Farewell by KAS – education plant manager Dr. Manfred Dahlke Bonn/Hamburg – In 1993 took over the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Hamburg education work of the Hermann Ehlers Academy, which was since 1979 on the spot. A name will remain inextricably linked with this time: Dr. Manfred Dahlke. The head of the education work now retires and passes the leadership of Dr. Karsten Dummel.

Hotel Mayor of the free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, OLE von Beust came to the farewell at the Steigenberger in addition to 150 guests including also the Chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel, as well as the first. Bird in his speech pointed out the importance of political education in a democracy. Democracy is the most difficult form of Government by all, because she need the consent of many. The rise of extremists, the refining of the party landscape and Euroskepticism are only three reasons of many that made it necessary, to listen to the people, to go ahead and to set targets”. The man is not born as a Democrat. He must be educated to the Democrat and “be developed,” said bird and finally thanked the outgoing education plant manager for his work: Manfred Dahlke has not only with the head, but also with the heart of the political education in Hamburg deserved made.

” Also the first mayor thanked Dahlke and at the same time the Foundation for their work. In major cities such as Hamburg, changes were especially significant. Here would set the course for future social developments. The cities are asked to break new ground, to preserve while their own principles as about respect, responsibility, subsidiarity and equality”, von Beust said. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will accompany these processes, by asking questions and give answers. Von Beust pointed out that political education for young people as well as for an aging society is equally important. Old people are rich in experience, but not automatically to knowledge”, so the Mayor. Karsten will be succeeded by Manfred Dahlke Dummel. The native Saxon was a research associate in the educational work of Leipzig and head of the education work in Stuttgart, before he went for four years for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Senegal.

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