Ralf Fücks was elected to the Bremen State Parliament for the German Green Party in 1985 and served as Co-President for the national Green Party in 1989/90. During this period, he strongly advocated transforming the Greens into a reform party which, jointly with the social democrats, should be striving for new political majorities and coalitions. Fücksco-authored the Greens’ new party program adopted in 2002, and contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines. He is the author and co-author of numerous books. His work focusses on sustainable development and a green economy, the future of European integration, and on foreign policy. He will speak about "Green Growth/Smarth Growth: A New Approach to Economics, Innovation, and the Environment." The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.