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Embattled Europe: A Progressive Alternative
July 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This lecture is organized by the Berlin Program for Advanced German & European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, in cooperation with the German Studies Association. For the most updated information, visit their event page.
Konrad H. Jarausch is Lurcy Professor for European Civilization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written or edited about fifty books on modern German and European history. Starting with Hitler’s seizure of power and the First World War, his research interests have moved to the social history of German students and professions and from there to German unification in 1989/90, the nature of the East German dictatorship, as well as various methodological and historiographical debates. More recently, he has been concerned with the German learning processes after 1945, the broken lives of the Weimar cohort, and the problem of interpreting twentieth-century European history in general.
Recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, Konrad H. Jarausch has shaped the institutional landscape of European History in many capacities. He has codirected the Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam, cofounded the UNC Center for European Studies, and is coediting the journal Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History. He has served many professional organizations, e.g. as President of both the German Studies Association and the Conference Group for Central European History, and is a long-time member of the Berlin Program’s academic advisory board.
In this year’s GSA Distinguished Lecture, Konrad H. Jarausch will examine Europe as a model of progressive politics which offers an alternative to Trumpist America.
The lecture will be followed by commentaries by Helga Welsh, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University and Professor Paul Nolte, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Freie Universität Berlin.
As part of the GSA’s cooperation with the Freie Universität’s Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, GSA President Johannes von Moltke invites you to join us for a discussion on this engaging and provocative topic scheduled as a Zoom meeting.
Access the meeting via the Zoom link.
Meeting ID: 957 2806 3366
The lecture will be held in English; the discussion in English and German.
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