With the start of the 2010/11 fall/winter semester, the Open Lecture Hall series at Freie Universität Berlin will again present two new lecture series. The opening lecture will be given by Paul Krugman on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Krugman is a professor of economics at Princeton University and a winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. His lecture will be on “The Failure of Crisis Management.” Through the Open Lecture Hall series, weekly lectures will be presented in two main thematic areas. In the first series, “Sex in Biology: A Change in Perspective” (first lecture: October 19, 2010), most of the lectures will be held in German. In the second series, “American Dream? Democratic Society in Crisis” (first lecture: October 28, 2010), about half of the lectures will be held in English. Admission to all events is free of charge, and advance registration is not required.
Time and Place:
- “Sex in Biology: A Change in Perspective,” beginning October 19, 2010, Tuesdays, 6:15 – 8 p.m., Plant Physiology Building, Kleiner Hörsaal, Königin-Luise-Str. 12–16, 14195 Berlin; accessible by bus routes 101 or X 83; bus stop: Botanischer Garten
- “American Dream? Democratic Society in Crisis,” beginning October 28, 2010, Thursdays, 6:15 – 8 p.m., at John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Lansstr. 7–9, Room 340, 14195 Berlin; subway U 3 to Dahlem-Dorf or bus routes X83 and X11 to Dahlem-Dorf
- Lecture by Paul Krugman, “The Failure of Crisis Management,” Wednesday, October 20, 4–5:30 p.m., Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Lecture Hall 1 b, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin