CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
In the Green Room

Internationale Politik Editor-in-Chief Sylke Tempel

Angela Merkel Is My Dream Guest

Dr. Sylke Tempel is editor-in-chief of the German journal Internationale Politik, published by the German Council of Foreign Affairs. She is also a visiting professor at Stanford University. Before joining the panel at a Zócalo/NPR Berlin event, “Is Populism Undermining Western Democracy?” Tempel talked about binge watching and roller coasters, and not hating a thing.

Q:
What was the last thing that inspired you?

A:
It was a book. A book about empires. And the end of them.

Q:
What keeps you up at night?

A:
Binge watching. But I am not a night person at all.

Q:
What’s your favorite spot in Berlin?

A:
Apart from my own apartment, my neighborhood with great coffee shops.

Q:
Who’s your dream guest?

A:
German chancellor Angela Merkel.

Q:
Roller coaster or ghost train?

A:
No doubt the roller coaster. It’s much more fun. Ghost trains are hilarious though.

Q:
What do you love to hate?

A:
I do not hate anything.

*Photo by Marc Darchinger.