Lectures

Events 2014

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

Taxes and Inequality in a Changing Economy

December 05, 2014
Keynote Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Leonard E. Burman (Urban Institute & Syracuse University)

The Rosenburg Files: The West German Ministry of Justice after 1949 and the Nazi Past

November 17, 2014
Lecture and Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speakers: Heiko Maas (Federal Minister of Justice), Manfred Görtemaker (University of Potsdam) Christoph Safferling (University of Marburg), and Peter Black (USHMM)

Toward a New Europe? Knowledge as a Transformational Resource since the 1970s

November 13, 2014
Twenty-Eighth Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Andreas Wirsching (Institut für Zeitgeschichte München)
Comment: Jeffrey J. Anderson (Georgetown University)

The Memory of Dictatorship and the Future of Democracy: The East German Past Today

October 03, 2014
German Unification Symposium Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Richard Schröder

Fighting White-Collar Crime in the Twenty-First Century

September 18, 2014
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speakers: Joel Kirsch (Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Siemens USA), Don Langevoort (Georgetown Univ.), and Cheryl Scarboro (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP / formerly U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)

World War I: Causes, Events, and Legacy

September 15, 2014
Lecture and Panel Discussion at the German Embassy
Speakers: Christopher Clark (Cambridge University) and Roger Chickering (Georgetown University)

“The sooner, the better”: Germany's Military Leadership and the Outbreak of War in July 1914

July 24, 2014
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Michael Epkenhans (Zentrum für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr)

What Crisis? Speculation, Corruption, and the State of Emergency during the Great Depression

May 29, 2014
Fifth Gerald D. Feldman Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Martin H. Geyer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Jazz - the Classical Music of Globalization

May 21, 2014
Performance and Lecture at the GHI
Speaker and performer: Reinhold Wagnleitner (University of Salzburg) and Tom McDermott (Piano, New Orleans)

Between East and West: Contemporary History as Biographical Challenge

May 15, 2014
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jürgen Danyel (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam)

In the Labyrinth of Memories: The Battle over the Stasi Files in the Peaceful Revolution of 1990/91

April 24, 2014
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Stefan Wolle (DDR Museum Berlin)

Migration and the Great Recession

April 04, 2014
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Demetrios G. Papademetriou (Migration Policy Institute)

Visions of Beatuy: Arnold Genthe and the Art of Photography

February 25 - April 30, 2014
Exhibition Opening, Dance Performance and Lecture at the GHI
Curated by Marina Kaneti (New School for Social Research)

The Academic and the Everyday in the GDR

February 20, 2014
Lecture at the GHI
Speakers: Sigrid Jacobeit (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Wolfgang Jacobeit (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)