Former German president to speak at Notre Dame

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Germany's former President Horst Koehler will be in northern Indiana next week for a three-day visit to the University of Notre Dame, including a lecture on lessons to be learned from the international financial crisis.

Koehler was one of Germany's most popular politicians but abruptly stepped down May 31 from the largely ceremonial post after being criticized for remarks in which he appeared to link military deployments abroad with Germany's economic interests.

The former head of the International Monetary Fund will speak at the Hesburgh Library on Sept. 28. Last year he described financial markets as a "monster" that hadn't yet been tamed. He also is scheduled to give an informal talk the next day on Africa.

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