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The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 30 Years Later *Sold Out*

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

This event is sold out. For those who have registered in advance, this event will take place at the FedEx Global Education Center on Pittsboro St.

In collaboration with the Center for European Studies

The collapse of communist governments in Central Europe in 1989 offered an historic transition for people who expected new political freedoms, new wealth, and new personal opportunities. No event symbol- ized this momentous change more dramatically than the destruction of the Berlin Wall in November of that year.This program will begin with a review of the history leading up to the wall’s fall and an analysis of its political, economic, and cultural legacies in Europe and the world. Next, a conversation with some individuals who were in Berlin or Germany at the time and others born later will highlight the personal effects of regime change and help us better understand how Germans make sense of the last 30 years.


The Fall of the Wall and the Transformation of Eastern Europe since 1989

Konrad H. Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization

What is the Meaning of a Falling Wall? A Multigenerational Conversation

Kathleen S. Lindner, Executive Director, Center for European Studies

The Destruction of the Berlin Wall and Our Changing World

A panel discussion with our speakers


9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019. The tuition is $65. A meal will not be offered with this seminar.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar online or call us at 919.962.1544.

Please note: Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues’ seminar information approximately two weeks before the program date.


November 9, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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