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“Recasting Germany: Politics and Policy After Unification”

September 16, 2016 @ 12:20 pm - 1:45 pm

This lecture will be given by Professors Christiane Lemke and Helga Welsh. Directly following the event will be the Fall EURO Major and TAM Ice Cream Social. Please check back for more information coming soon.

This event is part of the CES 2016 Fall Friday Lecture Series.

Christiane Lemke is a DAAD Visiting Professor at CES, and a professor of political science at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, where she is Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science. Since 2010, she has also held the Max Weber Chair at New York University. Professor Lemke received her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Free University in Berlin and went on to earn her Habilitation Venia legendi in Political Science from the same institution. Professor Lemke has been a visiting scholar at a number of US institutions over the years as she has maintained her permanent faculty positions in Germany. She has taught courses at UNC-Chapel Hill, Stanford University, Harvard University, and Suffolk University. In addition while on a leave from the University of Hannover from 2006 to 2007, Professor Lemke served as the Director of State Parliament, Lower Saxony. Professor Lemke’s academic areas of expertise include: European Politics, Democracy and Governance in the EU, Transatlantic Relations, Comparative Politics and Political Theory, and American Politics. She is the author/editor of numerous books and articles, including: Internationale Beziehungen: Grundkonzepte, Theorien und Problemfelder, 3rd ed. (International Relations: Concepts, Theories, and Key Issues, 2012); Richtungswechsel. Politik der Obama-Administration (Change: Reform Politics of the Obama-Administration, 2011); Europäische Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (European Foreign and Security Policy, 2010), Menschenrechte und Migration (Human Rights and Migration, 2009). This fall, Professor Lemke will teach one of the required TransAtlantic Masters courses: European Integration – Theories, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes (POLI 733). This seminar introduces students to key concepts and developments of European integration politics. She has offered this course to students at UNC-Chapel Hill in the past, and we are delighted and honored to have her back again this fall.

Helga A. Welsh is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. Her publications have focused on the history and politics of the former East Germany, German unification, transitional justice, the reform of higher education in Germany, and democratization processes in Central and Eastern Europe. She has published a book on denazification in the former East Germany and co-edited a book on German unification. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Comparative Politics, European Journal of Education, Europe-Asia Studies, German Politics, German Politics and Society, and West European politics. She is one of the editors of “German History in Documents and Images,” a project administered by the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, and co-editor of German Politics.


Acknowledgement of Support: This event has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this event are the sole responsibility of The UNC Center for European Studies and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.


September 16, 2016
12:20 pm - 1:45 pm
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