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February 2019

What’s Been Happening in Poland and Hungary? And What Does It Mean for the EU?

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The BMW Center for German and European Studies and the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies invites you to a panel: What’s Been Happening in Poland and Hungary? And What Does It Mean for the EU? featuring: Jeffrey Anderson, Professor, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University Melissa Hooper, Director of Human Rights and Civil Society, Human Rights First Pawel Karolewski, Professor and Chair of Politics, Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies, University of…

Democratic Backsliding in Europe?

February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The BMW Center for German and European Studiesinvites you to:Democratic Backsliding in Europe?a lecture by:Dr. Ireneusz Pawel KarolewskiProfessor and Chair of PoliticsWilly Brandt Center for German and European StudiesUniversity of WroclawThe political trends in Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia poses urgent questions that about the future of democracy. Do these countries find themselves on a slippery slope towards “illiberal democracy” and why? Is there a specific “regional” explanation for the democratic deficit in Central and Eastern Europe? What particular interests…

Revolutions, Reforms, and Gender: Narratives of Democratization

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The BMW Center for German and European Studiesinvites you to:Revolutions, Reforms, and Gender: Narratives of Democratizationa lecture by:Dr. Hedwig RichterResearcherHamburg Institute for Social ResearchWhy is democracy so closely linked to masculinity and why are women so often excluded from the history of democracy? The lecture explores the gendered consequences of revising the narratives of democracy as a bottom-up struggle, as revolutionary history, and as national history. It proposes to expand the history of democracy along three lines, namely as an…

Geopolitics of Southeast Europe: Can One Escape the Pull of History?

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The BMW Center for German and European Studiesinvites you to:Geopolitics of Southeast Europe: Can One Escape the Pull of History?a lecture by:Mr. Vuk JeremićPresidentCenter for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD)*Reception to follow*Mr. Vuk Jeremić is the President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), a global public policy think-tank based in Belgrade, and Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly magazine Horizons – Journal of International Relations and Sustainable Development. He is also the leader of Serbia’s opposition People’s…

March 2019

[Film Screening] Milli’s Awakening

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The BMW Center for German and European Studies and the Goethe-Institut Washingtoninvite you to:Milli's Awakening (Millis Erwachen)a film screening & discussion with the filmmaker:Natasha A. KellyMilli's Awakening takes its name from the painting Schlafende Milli (Sleeping Milli, 1911), in which expressionist painter Ludwig Kirchner takes an eroticizing and exoticizing view of his Black female model. “Milli's” silence speaks volumes about Black women's positioning as anonymous objects of desire in European art. Milli’s awakening seeks to intervene in this history, by…

Event Series Panel: Author Meets Critic

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A panel from the BMW Center for German and European Studies's annual event series, "A Century of Women's Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo"featuringDr. Hester Baer University of Maryland, College ParkDr. Barbara Mennel University of Florida, GainesvilleDr. Peter PfeifferGeorgetown UniversityDr. Monika Shafi University of Delaware

April 2019

Event Series Lecture with Ulrike Bergermann

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A lecture from the BMW Center for German and European Studies's annual event series, "A Century of Women's Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo"featuringDr. Ulrike Bergermann Braunschweig University of the Arts

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