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Panel Discussion and Conference at John F. Kennedy Institute of Freie Universität Berlin

№ 13/2009 from Jan 22, 2009

The John F. Kennedy Institute is hosting two events as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations at Freie Universität Berlin. A panel discussion, open to the public, will be held on January 30. The theme under discussion will be "The New Administration and Transatlantic Relations." On January 31, a conference is being held on "The Cold War. The United States and Western Europe." Both events are being sponsored by the Airlift Gratitude Foundation (Stiftung Luftbrückendank) and the Ernst Reuter Society.

1. Panel Discussion

The panel discussion will be held on January 30 at 6:00 p.m. It will begin with a talk by William M. Drozdiak, President of the American Council on Germany, New York, on the topic "The New Administration and Transatlantic Relations." That will be followed by a panel discussion including participants from the U.S.A. and Western Europe. The event is being held by the United States Embassy and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). It is open to the public and free of charge.

The panelists will include:

  • Frédéric Bozo, Department of European Studies, Université Paris Sorbonne
  • Josef Braml, German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin
  • Beatrice de Graaf, Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Den Haag/ Universiteit Leiden
  • Moderator: Dr. Andreas Etges, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Date/Location:

  • Friday, January 30, 6:00 p.m.
  • John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, Lans St. 7 – 9, Room 340, 14195 Berlin (subway stop: Dahlem Dorf, U3)

2. Conference

On Saturday, January 31, beginning at 9:30 a.m., there will be a conference for scholars from the U.S.A. and several Western European countries. Its theme is "The Cold War. The United States and Western Europe." Registration is open until January 28. There is no charge for participation.

Date/Location:

  • Saturday, January 31, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
  • John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, Lans St. 7 – 9, Room 340, 14195 Berlin (subway stop: Dahlem Dorf,  U3)

Link to the Two Programs:

http://www.jfki.fu-berlin.de/faculty/history/dates/conferences/diskussionsveranstaltung.html

For registration and/or additional information about the events:

  • Kathrin Neitz, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: 030 / 838-52474, Email: neitz@jfki.fu-berlin.de