The BMW Center is one of ten Centers for German and European Studies in North America that was founded through a generous grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). This funding from the German government makes the following events possible.

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Decolonizing the Museum – Transnational Comparisons

International Conference, Georgetown University and Howard University, November 9-10, 2018 RSVP here: ABSTRACT: In 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington, DC, against the background of intense debates about public memorialization of slavery and

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1968–The Global and the Local

This two-day international conference held at Georgetown University in March 2018 used the fiftieth anniversary of “1968” – an international symbolic shorthand that signifies a broader moment of political and cultural upheaval in the 1960s and 1970s – to revisit its global and local meanings.

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Regulating Knowledge Flows in the Global Age

This workshop throws new light on how European states and the U.S. regulate the global flow of knowledge in the name of national security and national interest in a competitive world.