25 Years after the fall of the Berlin Wall: Did East Germans 'adapt' to West German family behavior?

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2015-2016 Lecture Series on 25th Anniversary of German Unification

9/22/15 Michaela Kreyenfeld: "25 Years after the fall of the Berlin Wall: Did East Germans 'adapt' to West German family behavior?"
Time: 12:15pm-1:30pm
Location: 8417 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. Madison, WI 53706

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for German and European Studies.

Dr. Michaela Kreyenfeld holds joint appointments at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock) and the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin). She is Head of the Research Group "Life Course, Social Policy, and the Family" at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. In 2002, she received her PhD in Sociology at Rostock University. Between 2005 and 2012, she has been a Junior Professor of Demography at Rostock University. She was a visiting scholar at Stockholm University, the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University (CPR), the European Centre for Analysis in the Social Sciences (ECASS) and the department of Social Policy and Social Work at York University. Kreyenfeld is a member of the German Research Data Council and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Family Research. She has served as a Member of the Board of the German Society of Demography (DGD) and has been active in policy advising in population and family related issues. Among other things, she has served as a member of the expert commission “Demographischer Wandel” organized by the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

10/21/15: Consul General Herbert Quelle
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of German, the Max Kade Institute, and CGES.

Consul Quelle of the German Consulate in Chicago will be opening an exhibit about Israelis in contemporary Berlin. Herbert Quelle has served as Consul General in Chicago since July, 2014. His practical experience with German-American relations began with his first overseas posting to Los Angeles in 1982. Since then, Mr. Quelle has served at stations as diverse as Pretoria, Havana, Warsaw, and London, and served as German Ambassador to Azerbaijan from 2010-2013.

10/22/15 David Barclay: “West Berlin as a Cold War Symbol”
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Curti Lounge (5423 Mosse Humanities Building) 455 N. Park St. Madison, WI 53706

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for German and European Studies.

David Barclay is a Margaret and Roger Scholten Professor of International Studies, Department of History at Kalamazoo College, and is also the Executive Director of the German Studies Association.

11/12/15 Stephen Szabo: "Germany and Russia: The New Pivotal Relationship in Europe"
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall 1155 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706

Sponsored by the Madison Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, and CGES

Stephen Szabo, the executive director of the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund, is the author of a new book entitled "Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics." Having emerged from the end of the Cold War as a unified country, Germany has quickly become one of the most interconnected countries in the world and the paradigm for an economic power in a market-driven world. Will this type of power replace the older military-based power of the past century or will its vulnerabilities prove too great? In his new book "Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics," Stephen F. Szabo expertly articulates and analyzes German policy toward Russia. He reveals how Germany is finding its global role in which its interests do not always coincide with the United States or its European partners.

4/2/16 Eli Rubin, April Eisman, Alice Weinreb, Ben Robinson, Sonja Klocke, and Marc Silberman. “New Perspectives on East Germany”
Location: Pyle Center 702 Langdon Street Madison, WI 53706

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for European Studies, and Center for German and European Studies.

Speakers for this workshop include: Eli Rubin (History, Western Michigan University), April Eisman (Art History, Iowa State University), Alice Weinreb (History, Loyola University, Chicago), Ben Robinson (German Studies, Indiana University), Sonja Klocke (German Department, UW-Madison), and Marc Silberman (German Department, UW-Madison).
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