The Politics of Culture - Feb. 2


A stimulating talk by Dr. Andreas Görgen, Director-General for Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, is coming to Deutsches Haus at NYU.

Andreas Görgen
Andreas Görgen

       On Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m., Deutsches Haus at NYU will present a talk by Dr. Andreas Görgen, Director-General for Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, on "The Politics of Culture: Transatlantic Reflections," followed by a conversation with Professor Ulrich Baer, NYU's Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity.

      Deutsches Haus is located at 42 Washington  Mews (at the corner of Universit Place), New York, N.Y. Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send us an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive ten minutes prior to the event.

       Dr. Andreas Görgen has been Director-General for Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin since 2014. From 2009–2014 Görgen worked for the Siemens Energy Sector in Paris and before that for the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Federal Chancellery, and the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin for several years. He received an M.A. in German Studies from the University of Bonn and holds a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Tübingen.

      Ulrich Baer received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University in 1995, and has been teaching at NYU since 1996. His books include: Remnants of Song: Trauma and the Experience of Modernity in Charles Baudelaire and Paul Celan (2000), Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma (2002), 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11 (editor; 2002), Letters on Life: The Wisdom of Rainer Maria Rilke (editor and translator; 2005), and The Rilke Alphabet (in German; 2006). He regularly teaches on the poetics of witnessing, 19th and 20th century poetry, the history and theory of photography, a team-taught seminar (with Professor Shelley Rice) on archives, photography, and cultural memory, and a Freshman Honors Seminar on Photography as a Global Language.

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