20 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

27 Oct
GW will host a week of events including a candlelight procession and reception, film screenings, and panel discussions to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Eastern Bloc.
For more information on the events listed below, and to register, please visit:
Mon., Nov. 2, 2009
* Candlelight procession and vigil, 5 – 6:30 p.m., Die Vereinigte Kirche (1920 G St., NW)
* Exhibits opening and reception, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Gelman Library (2130 H St., NW, 7th floor)
A candlelight procession will evoke the spirit of the peaceful protests in Leipzig, East Germany, that led up to the fall of the Berlin Wall.  The procession leads to Gelman Library for the opening of two exhibits directly related to the revolutions of 1989.
Tues., Nov. 3, 2009
* Film showing, “Kolya”, 6 p.m., Gelman Library (2130 H St., NW, room 207)
The first of three films that depict the struggles of living in the Eastern Bloc
Wed., Nov. 4, 2009
Symposium, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Gelman Library (2130 H St., NW, room 207)
* Panel 1 (9 – 10 a.m.):  20 Years After:  Views from Eastern Europe
* Panel 2 (10:15 – 11:15 a.m.):  The US and USSR:  New Perspectives
* Panel 3 (11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.):  The Berlin Wall:  From its construction to its collapse
The discussions will include ambassadors from the Czech Republic and the Republic of Hungary, the National Security Archive, Georgetown University, and the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Thu., Nov. 5, 2009
* Film showing, “The Interrogation”, 6 p.m., Gelman Library (2130 H St., NW, room 207)
Mon., Nov. 9, 2009
* “Tear down this wall” cake party, 6 p.m., Kogan Plaza (H St., NW, between 21st and 22nd Sts., NW)
* Images and sound:  multimedia installation, 6 – 10 p.m., Kogan Plaza (H St., NW, between 21st and 22nd Sts., NW)
* Film showing, “When the Wall Came Tumbling Down:  50 Hours that Changed the World”, 6 p.m., Gelman Library (2130 H St., NW, room 207)
If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Zeljak, Director, Global Resources, Gelman Library at czeljak@gwu.edu or Mary Beth Stein, Romance, German and Slavic Langauges and Literatures, at mbstein@gwu.edu.

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