Dr. Hanno Balz is a DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor in German and European History at Johns Hopkins University. His fields of research include the history of social movements, media and discourse history, Cold War studies, the history of anti-communism, and the Shoah and Nazi rule.
Dr. Alec Hargreaves is Emeritus Professor of Transcultural French Studies at Florida State University and former Chair of the Department of European Studies at Loughborough University, UK. A specialist on postcolonial minorities in France, he has authored and edited numerous works including Racism, Ethnicity and Politics in Contemporary Europe, Immigration and Identity in Beur Fiction: Voices from the North African Immigrant Community in France, 2nd edition, and Multi-Ethnic France: Immigration, Politics, Culture and Society.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, CGES partnered with the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation for the 6th Quandt Lecture. The lecture, entitled "The 25th Anniversary of German Unification: A Conversation with Two Architects", was delivered by Dr. Theo Waigel, Former German Federal Finance Minister and Honorary Chairman of the CSU, and Robert Zoellick, Chairman of Goldman Sachs' International Advisors.
On September 14, 2015, Dr. Geoff Eley presented the inaugural lecture for the BMW Center's 2015-2016 special events lecture series, "Europe and its Others" In his lecture, entitled “Europe in the World, 1914-1940: Race, Colony, Empire”, Eley discussed how mass democracy shaped imperial politics in the 20th Century, and explored new avenues for the study of World War I. The theme expounds on topics from his recent publication on 20th Century European history.
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