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Green Politics in Germany (Workshop)
February 28, 2013 - March 1, 2013
In March 1983, the West German Greens became the first new party to enter the Bundestag since the early days of the Federal Republic. This workshop, which will take place on the thirtieth anniversary of the Greens’ March 1983 entrance into the West German parliament, will use that occasion as an opportunity to raise new questions about the democratic visions and achievements of the Greens and their predecessors in the New Social Movements. For more information, please visit website.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 | Duke University, The John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies
4:30 pm: Graduate Reading Seminar with Belinda Davis (Rutgers University)
7:00 pm: Keynote address by Andrei S. Markovits (University of Michigan) – “Reflections on the German Left thirty years beyond the Greens’ Entrance into the Budestag’
Friday, March 1, 2013 | UNC Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall
9 am – 4 pm: Panel presentations on “New Social Movements, Public Participation, and the Emergence of Green Politics” and “Out of the Streets and into the Bundestag: Participatory Democracy in Parliament”
4:30 pm: Roundtable on “The Green Challenge: Constructing Participatory Democracy for Post-Industrial Society”
The NCGS Series is sponsored by Carolina Seminars; Duke University: Center for European Studies, Department of Germanic Languages & Literature, Department of History; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Center for European Studies, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures, Department of History, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, The Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies.