New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

“The Fall of the Wall: A Prism for Looking at Germany’s Recent Past and Future,” Co-Sponsored by NYU’s Deutsches Haus, at Columbia U. Oct. 22-23

September 25, 2009
N-45, 2009-10

MEDIA ADVISORY

Just weeks before the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, New York University and Columbia University will co-sponsor a two-day conference, “The Fall of the Wall: A Prism for Looking at Germany’s Recent Past and Future,” October 22 and 23 at Columbia’s Deutsches Haus (420 West 116th Street/between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive). Subway: 1 (116th Street). Map

The event, co-sponsored by NYU’s Deutsches Haus and Columbia’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literature, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.8661. For a pdf of the complete conference schedule, click here.

Among the conference sessions is “Wither Germany?: The Minor Cinema of the ‘Berlin School’ and the Question of the German People,” which includes a lecture by Marco Abel, a professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, a screening of the film “Toyland” (“Spielzeugland”), which won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short, and a conversation between Abel and “Toyland” Director Jochen Freydank (October 23, 10:45 a.m.).

The conference will also include a roundtable discussion, “Post Wall Politics in Germany and Beyond,” comprised of Hauke Brunkhorst, a professor of sociology at the Universität Flensburg, Andrew Arato, a professor of political and social theory at the New School for Social Research, and Columbia Political Science Professor Jean Cohen, who will moderate the session (October 23, 3:45 p.m.).

The conference’s keynote address-“One Germany-A Reunited Nation?”-will be delivered by Gesine Schwan, co-founder of the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, on October 22, 7 p.m. at Columbia’s Altschul Auditorium in its School of International and Public Affairs (420 W. 118th Street, 4th Floor/between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive). Schwan previously served as coordinator for German-Polish relations for the Federal Republic of Germany and ran for president as a member of the Social Democratic Party in 2009.

This conference is made possible by a contribution by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

berlinwall

Search News



NYU In the News

Entrepreneurship Lab Opens at NYU

Crain’s New York Business covered the opening of the Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurial eLab, which will be the headquarters for NYU’s Entrepreneurial Institute and all of the University’s programs aimed at promoting innovation and startups.

A Globalizer for N.Y.U. in Abu Dhabi

The New York Times profiled Bill Bragin who will become the first executive artistic director of NYU Abu Dhabi’s new performing arts center.

Think Tank to Ponder a Future for Ballet

The New York Times profiled Jennifer Homans, the director of NYU’s new Center for Ballet and the Arts.

The Brilliant Ten: Jonathan Viventi Builds Devices That Decode Thoughts

Popular Science named Assistant Bioengineering Professor Jonathan Viventi as one of its “brilliant ten” for his research into brain implants that could one day halt epileptic episodes:

Living and Leaving the Dream: Adrian Cardenas’ Journey from the Major Leagues to College

The New York Times ran a feature on Adrian Cardenas, a former major league baseball player who is now studying philosophy and creating writing at NYU.

NYU Footer