TRADING POWER: How Germany Learned to Wield Global Influence (for a time) with William G. Gray


Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls (View on map )

William G. Gray, Purdue University
William G. Gray, Purdue University, photo provided.

William G. Gray, associate professor of history and Jewish Studies, director of undergraduate studies in history, and international program liaison at Purdue University, will offer a public lecture entitled "TRADING POWER: How Germany Learned to Wield Global Influence (for a time)" on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. in Jenkins Nanovic Hall seminar room 1050.

The event is free and open to the public.


How did postwar Germans find a role in European and global affairs? TRADING POWER examines a learning process as a generation of leaders (from Adenauer to Schmidt) discovered the limits of German military potential while wielding economic and monetary levers with increasing levels of sophistication.


The lecture is funded by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and hosted by the Department of German & Russian Languages and Literatures.