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Events for Fall 2014

"The Ukraine Crisis: Implications for German Foreign Policy, the EU and Transatlantic Relations." 

with Karl Kaiser 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Faculty Club Lounge
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The Ukraine crisis profoundly changes European politics and has wider implications for the West and global politics. The talk analyzes the nature of the crisis and possible consequences for Germany, the EU and the US-European relationship.
Karl Kaiser Flyer
Karl Kaiser is Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School and Director of the Program on Transatlantic Relations of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He was educated at the Universities of Cologne, Grenoble and Oxford and taught at the Universities of Bonn, Johns Hopkins (Bologna), Saarbruecken, Cologne, the Hebrew University, and the Departments of Government and Social Studies of Harvard. He was a Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations, Bonn/Berlin and an advisor to Chancellors Brandt and Schmidt. He was a member of the German Council of Environmental Advisors. He serves on the Board of Foreign Policy, Internationale Politik, the Advisory Board of the American-Jewish Committee, Berlin, and the Board of the Federal Academy of Security Policy, Berlin. He is a recipient of the Atlantic Award of NATO. Professor Kaiser is the author or editor of several hundred articles and about fifty books in the fields of world affairs, German, French, British and US foreign policy, transatlantic and East-West relations, nuclear proliferation, strategic theory, and international environmental policy. He holds a Ph.D. from Cologne University and an Honorary Doctorate of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Co-sponsored by the International and Global Studies Program and the Brandeis International Journal.

Representation as Power and Performance: Global Civil Society Advocacy for Children and their Rights 
Thursday, October 30, 2014, The Heller School(Schneider Building), Rm. G2 
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"Germany 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall" 
with Roger Cohen 

Thursday, November 13, 12-2pm Faculty Club Lounge

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Roger Cohen joined The New York Times in 1990. He was a foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001, and foreign editor six months later. Since 2004, he has written a column for the International New York Times, until 2014 known as the International Herald Tribune, first for the news pages and then, from 2007, for the Op-Ed page. In 2009 he was named a columnistof The New York Times.  Mr. Cohen has written “Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo” (Random House, 1998), an account of the wars of Yugoslavia’s destruction, and “Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble” (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005). He has also co-written a biography of General Norman Schwarzkopf, “In the Eye of the Storm” (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1991). His family memoir, “The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family,” (Alfred A. Knopf) will be published in January, 2015.

What do you know about the Holocaust? A discussion about effective Holocaust education in Jewish and German schools with Facing History and Ourselves

Monday November 17th 12:00-2pm Faculty Club Lounge

Join us for a luncheon discussion tackling the many issues of holocaust education. Judi Bohn and Doc Miller from the organization Facing History and Ourselves will be presenting on the issues of current holocaust education and how future holocaust education will be affected by the decline of living survivors. Then students from various Jewish education backgrounds and also students from German schools will compare and contrast their experiences with holocaust education in a facilitated, open discussion led by Bohn and Miller. The discussion will include a range of topics, including whether the holocaust can be over-taught, what effective holocaust education looks like, and how holocaust education has changed since the mid 20th century, and how holocaust education should change in the future. Lunch with kosher options will be provided. 

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More events for this semester coming soon!