Saturday, November 9
9:00 - 10:30 AM,  Donald R. Keough Seminar Room 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Join us for a roundtable discussion as our guest panel shares their experiences watching the unraveling of socialist governments in Eastern Europe in 1989.


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Maurizio Albahari is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also concurrent Associate Professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs. He is the author of the monographs Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World’s Deadliest Border (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) and Tra la Guerra e il Mare: Democrazia Migrante e Crimini di Pace (Manifestolibri, Italy, 2017). His articles and editorials on refugee mobility, human rights, and civic engagement in the Euro-Mediterranean region have appeared in interdisciplinary and news media venues including the Journal on Migration and Human Security, Social Research, Humanity, Anthropology Today, Anthropology News, Anthropological Quarterly, History News Network, openDemocracy, Perspektif Magazine, Fox News, and CNN.

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Tobias Boes is Associate Professor of German at the University of Notre Dame and the author, most recently, of Thomas Mann’s War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters (Cornell UP, 2019). In November 1989, he was thirteen years old and a student at the John-F.-Kennedy German-American Community School in West Berlin.

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Martin Kagel is associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. He also serves as primary contact for several institutes. In addition, Dr. Kagel oversees Franklin College activities associated with international education. Dr. Kagel is the A. G. Steer professorship in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, which he served for ten years as department head. His research focuses primarily on eighteenth and twentieth-century German literature and culture. Dr. Kagel has been a Lilly Teaching Fellow and has received the Sandy Beaver Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award.

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A. James McAdams is the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs. For 16 years, he was Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. He has also served as chair of the Political Science department. McAdams has written widely on European affairs, especially on central Europe. His books include East Germany and Detente, Germany Divided, Judging the Past in Unified Germany, and The Crisis of Modern Times. His latest book, Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party (Princeton University Press, 2017) examines the political history of the party from the 1840s to the present. Vanguard of the Revolution was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by Foreign Affairs. He is now working on the topic of “European and American New Right Thinkers and the Threat to Liberal Democracy.” McAdams is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the Catholic University of Ukraine and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.