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The Afterlife of the Berlin Wall

December 13, 2019, 12:00 PM


Colby College Professor Jennifer Yoder wil speak about the lasting impact of walls – physical, mental and symbolic – in Germany and Europe including Angela Merkel’s legacy and national populism in Germany.

Yoder is the Robert E. Diamond Chair of Government and Global Studies at Colby College where she has taught since 1996. Yoder’s courses include European Politics, German Politics, Memory and Politics, the Transformation from Communism, and the European Union.

She is the author of two books: From East Germans to Germans: The New Post-Communist Elite and Crafting Democracy: Regional Politics in Post-Communist Europe. Her latter book project analyzes the European Union’s efforts to foster a sense of common history, collective memory, and trans-European identity.

Yoder’s articles have appeared in Aus Politik und ZeitgeschichteGerman Politics and SocietyGerman Politics, German Studies Review, East European Politics and Societies, Europe-Asia Studies and Regional and Federal Studies. She lives in Waterville, Maine with her husband and three children.

Please register by Thursday, December 12, if you want lunch. Lunch includes soup, sandwich, cookie, tea, and coffee, and costs $12. Sandwich choices are roast beef, chicken pesto or vegetarian (with a vegan option, please specify). Soup will be hearty vegetarian. You are of course welcome to bring your own food. Lunch will be available at 11:30; the talk begins at noon.

To register, you can email or call 377-2031


December 13, 2019
12:00 PM


Mid-Maine Global Forum
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