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Monday, August 28, 2017

The End of the Endless Frontier? Truth and Power in the Age of Populism: Lunch discussion with Peter Strohschneider (DFG)

Lecture | August 28 | 12-2 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Peter Strohschneider, President, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

 Cathryn Carson, Thomas M. Siebel Presidential Chair in the History of Science, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Horst Simon, Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Thomas Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Simone Laessig, Director, German Historical Institute Washington DC

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the Germany Historical Insitute Washington DC, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society, Center for Studies in Higher Education , Department of History, Department of German

Against the backdrop of current debates about science and populism, Peter Strohschneider, President of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) re-examines Vannevar Bush’s ideas on the public role of science as developed in the 1945 report to the President of the United States, “Science, The Endless Frontier.” Bush was an American engineer and science administrator,...   More >

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Museum of the Second World War in Poland: Intersections of History, Memory, and Politics

Lecture | August 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Pawel Machcewicz, Professor, Department of Recent Political History, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk was opened in March 2017. This is the largest historical museum in Poland and one of largest historical museums in Europe and the world. The museum also turned out to be in the last year’s biggest battlefield in the realm of historical memory and politics of history in Poland. This project evoked the most heated debates and controversies, and the very...   More >