Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in April. All events are free and open to the public and take place at Deutsches Haus, unless otherwise noted. For further information, call 212.998.8663 or visit

A schedule of events follows:

Tues., Apr. 4, 7 p.m. Lecture: “The Art of Conversation” by Joern Jacob Rohwer, author and journalist.

Thurs. - Sat. Apr. 6 - Apr. 8 Graduate Student Conference, presented by the Departments of German and Comparative Literature at NYU. “Making Friendship: Bonds, Boundaries, Becomings” explores the notion of friendship in its various conceptualizations and codifications, both throughout history and in the present. Note: Opening address on April 6, 7 p.m., takes place at 19 University Place.

Tues., Apr. 11, 7 p.m. Panel discussion: “Old Europe, New Europe, Core Europe” with Daniel Levy, SUNY Stony Brook; John Torpey, CUNY Graduate Center; and Max Pensky, SUNY Binghamton.

Tues., Apr. 18, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Ethical Spectacle: Must Fantasy Lead to Fascism?” by Stephen Duncombe, NYU.

Thurs. - Fri. Apr. 20-21 Conference: “Conflicting Memories and European Integration.” Since the enlargement of the EU last year, the discussions on how to remember each country’s past have intensified. This conference explores the issues. Co-sponsored with The Center for European Studies at NYU. For a list of participants and the conference schedule, visit

Fri., Apr. 21, 7 p.m. Concert: “Brahms and Friends (plus one Enemy).” With Beth Anne Hatton, soprano; Vita Wallace, violin; and Ishmael Wallace, piano. Music by Brahms, Clara Schumann, and Wagner.

Tues., Apr. 25, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Mapping Colonial Space: German Geopolitics around 1900” by Oliver Simons, Harvard.

Wed., Apr. 26, 2 p.m. Open air discussion at the Deutsches Haus courtyard: distinguished authors in a festival of lively readings and discussions. Hosted by PEN World Voices and Deutsches Haus. For more information visit

Fri., Apr. 28, 6:30 p.m. Film series: “Socialists in Outer Space”, featuring the film Im Staub der Sterne (In the Dust of the Stars) (East Germany, Gottfried Kolditz, 1976, 95 min.).

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