Lectures

Events 2009

All lectures are open to the public. Please RSVP by email or phone (202.387.3355).

Helmut Schmidt Prize Lecture: Banking Crises in Three Countries: An Historical and Comparative Perspective

December 10, 2009
Award presentation and lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Richard Tilly

Twenty-third Annual Lecture of the GHI

November 12, 2009
Lecture by: Donna Harsch (Carnegie Mellon University), Commentator: Thomas Lindenberger (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres, Vienna)

On shoelaces, fishing manuals, and the fear of misspeaking

November 05, 2009
Katrin Askan (Berlin)

William R. Smyser - Kennedy and the Berlin Wall: "A Hell of a Lot Better than a War"

October 29, 2009
Room LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
Book presentation and panel discussion, sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress and the GHI

Popular Culture, Memory, and German Unification: Heiner Carow's "The Mistake"

October 05, 2009
Please note: The lecture will take place at the Goethe Institut Washington DC
Barton Byg (Amherst, MA)

East German Socialist Modernity and Consumer Culture Before and After the Wall

September 17, 2009
Katherine Pence (Baruch College New York, NY)

Why Write a Book? From Lived Experience to the Written Word in Early Modern Europe

September 16, 2009
Grolier Club, New York (NY)
Lecture by Pamela H. Smith, Columbia University

The Current Global Financial Crisis: Origins, Consequences, and Remedies

June 04, 2009
Lecture at the GHI (Spring Lecture Series 2009)
Adam S. Posen (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Death or Rebirth? The End of the Bretton Woods System, 1968 – 1973

May 21, 2009
Lecture at the GHI (Spring Lecture Series 2009)
James J. Boughton (International Monetary Fund)

Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America

May 13, 2009
Speaker: Leon Dash (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Mourning, Celebrating, Revisiting: Alexander von Humboldt in the United States, 1859-2009

May 06, 2009
Lecture at the Library of Congress
Speaker: Andreas Daum (University at Buffalo). This lecture is part of the event series Alexander von Humboldt - Remapping Global Perspectives, in cooperation with Dr. Frank Holl and the German Embassy, the Goethe-Institut Washington DC, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Associates

Mourning, Celebrating, Revisiting: Alexander von Humboldt in the United States, 1859-2009

May 06, 2009
Lecture at the Library of Congress
Speaker: Andreas Daum (University at Buffalo)

The Great American Real Estate Bubble of the 1920’s

April 30, 2009
Lecture at the GHI (Spring Lecture Series 2009)
Eugene N. White (Rutgers University)

The Great Depression: Can It Recur?

April 23, 2009
Lecture at the GHI (Spring Lecture Series 2009)
Harold James (Princeton University)

The Effects of Overexpansion: The Panic of 1873 and the World Economy

March 26, 2009
Lecture at the GHI (Spring Lecture Series 2009)
Richard E. Sylla (New York University)

'Kasseler Neger - Kasseler Mohren?' Silenced Narratives of the African Diaspora in Germany

March 20, 2009
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Maria I. Diedrich (Universität Münster)

Tenth Gerd Bucerius Lecture

March 12, 2009
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Kurt Biedenkopf

Civil Rights and America's Role in World War II

January 13, 2009
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Harvard Sitkoff (University of New Hampshire)