Expert conference

20 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Politics of Memory and Democratization in Europe

Twenty years after the fall of the iron curtain the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, represented by staff of the Riga office, the university of Latvia and Baltisch Deutsches Hochschulkontor invite to this conference.

Details

Programme

Thursday, 10th of September 2009

7 pm

Reception

University of Latvia, Raina bulvaris 19, small assembly hall

  • Mārcis Auziņš

    Head of the University of Latvia

  • Margit Häberle

    Chargé d´Affaires, German Embassy Riga

  • Andreas M. Klein

    Resident Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in the Baltic States

  • Ieva Pranka

    Managing director of Baltisch-Deutsches Hochschulkontor

Friday, 11th of September 2009

University of Latvia, Raina bulvaris, small assembly hall

9.00 – 9.30

Registration of participants

9.30 – 10.00

Opening session

  • Dr. Ivars Ijabs

    Advanced Social and Political Research Institute, University of Latvia

10.00 -11.30

Plenary session 1

  • Dr. Nils Muižnieks

    History, Memory and Latvian Foreign Policy, Advanced Social and Political Research Institute, University of Latvia

  • Prof. Dr. Georges Mink

    Department of Political Sciences, University of Paris

    Geopolitics, reconciliation and memory games for a new social memory explanatory paradigm

12.00 - 13.30

Plenary session 2

  • Prof. Dr. Ieva Zaķe

    Rowan University, USA

  • Dr. Kazimierz Wóycicki

    Institute of National Commemoration, Poland

14.30 – 16.00

Work in groups

16.30 – 18.00

Work in groups

19.00

Reception in the Museum of Occupation

Adress by Gundega Michele, Director of the Museum of Occupation

Discussion: „Twenty years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Culture of Remembrance and Democratization in Central and Eastern Europe”

  • Prof. Dr. Valters Nollendorfs

    Museum of Occupation Riga

  • Sarmite Elerte

    National Cultural Council Latvia

  • Ilja Lensky

    Jewish museum Riga

  • Tunne Kelam

    MEP

Saturday, 12th of September 2009

Department for Social Sciences, Lomonosova 1

9.00 – 9.30

Registration of participants

9.30 – 10.00

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Pribersky

    Institute of Political Science, University of Vienna

    Politics of Remembrance as construction of political legotimacy: Examples fom Central Europe after 1989.

10.00 - 11.30

Plenary session

  • Gabor Tallai

    House of Terror, Budapest

  • Hubetus Knabe

    Stiftung Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

  • Petr Brod

    Journalist, Czech Republic

12.00 – 13.30

Work in groups

14.30 – 16.00

Work in groups

16.30 – 18.00

Work in groups

19.00

Final session and reception

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Venue

University of Latvia, Riga

Speakers

  • u.a. Nils Muižnieks (Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
    • Universität Lettlands)
      • Kazimierz Wóycicki (Institut des Nationalen Gedenken
        • Polen)
          • Hubertus Knabe (Stasi-Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen)
            • Tunne Kelam (MdEP
              • Estland)

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