Skip to main content

All of our events are open to the public! No matter who you are, you are welcome and we’d love to see you there.

To get updates from the Center, sign up for our biweekly newsletter “The Eurofile.”

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 30 Years Later

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

In collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities

The collapse of communist governments in Central Europe in 1989 offered an historic transition for people who expected new political freedoms, new wealth, and new personal opportunities. No event symbolized this momentous change more dramatically than the destruction of the Berlin Wall in November of that year.This program will begin with a review of the history leading up to the wall’s fall and an analysis of its political, economic, and cultural legacies in Europe and the world. Next, a conversation with some individuals who were in Berlin or Germany at the time and others born later will highlight the personal effects of regime change and help us better understand how Germans make sense of the last 30 years.


The Fall of the Wall and the Transformation of Eastern Europe since 1989

Konrad H. Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization

What is the Meaning of a Falling Wall? A Multigenerational Conversation

Kathleen S. Lindner, Executive Director, Center for European Studies

The Destruction of the Berlin Wall and Our Changing World

A panel discussion with our speakers


9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019. The tuition is $65. A meal will not be offered with this seminar.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar online or call us at 919.962.1544.

Please note: Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues’ seminar information approximately two weeks before the program date.

This event is in collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities.

This event takes place during a weekend, and is not impacted by the campus weeknight parking program beginning August 15, 2019. For your information, please visit these guidelines for information on weeknight parking on campus.


November 9, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States + Google Map


Carolina Public Humanities
View Organizer Website
Comments are closed.