Panel: The Berlin Wall 25 Years On: Its Meaning, Then and Now


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Berlin, November 10th 1989, Brandenburg Gate by fiahless | Flickr Creative Commons License

The Berlin Wall 25 Years On: Its Meaning, Then and Now

A collaborative campus panel

Tuesday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

This faculty panel will explore the significance of the momentous events of 1989 in Eastern Europe and how they impact international affairs today.  How has the meaning of the Berlin Wall  changed over time?  What lessons can we learn about the role of nonviolent political change and non-violent action?  Have the West’s post-Cold War policies in the region contributed to the current Russian-NATO confrontation?

A. James McAdams, William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs and Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies

David Cortright, Associate Director of Programs and Policy Studies,
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies  

Sebastian Rosato, Associate Professor of Political Science and
Director, Notre Dame International Security Program

Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein, Adjunct Professor, Department of History

Co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.