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Great Cities in Europe: Paris and Berlin — A Dialogues Seminar

November 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Jack Lang, the former French culture minister, once said, “Paris is always Paris and Berlin is never Berlin.”

In this Dialogues Seminar, Historian Don Reid will examine how Paris has evolved over the past several decades: the impact of immigrants, the growing presence of Muslim communities, the debates about the legacy of the colonial past, and the changing economic, social, and political contexts. In spite of the myth of Berlin as a city in a perpetual state of becoming, Gabriel Trop will look at the ways in which Berlin—given its current status as the center of political and economic power as well as cultural innovation—navigates the complexities of its past by framing itself as a city of the future.

Topics and Speakers

  • Paris and Its Suburbs: What is Changing and What Stays the Same
    Donald M. Reid, Professor of History
  • Berlin, City in Flux
    Gabriel Trop, Assistant Professor of German
  • The Future of Berlin and Paris
    A panel discussion with our speakers

This event is organized by the UNC Program in the Humanities. To register, please visit the Program’s event or registration page.

Time and Cost

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016. The tuition is $65 or register for all 3 Dialogue seminars for $150.00.  A meal will not be offered with this seminar.

More information about lodging.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

More information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants.


November 12, 2016
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


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