The end of the Cold War, the resulting geopolitical tensions, and the narrative of “The End of History” have had direct consequences and present political challenges to the United States and Europe. What lessons can we learn from 1989, and how can we use these lessons to combat right-wing populism in Germany, Europe, and the United States? Among contemporary political actors, social movements and political organizations, can any of them have comparable power to the Peaceful Revolution of 1989? These questions are not only timely at the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, but also of vital importance in our current crises of international order.
Featured Speakers include:
Secretary Chuck Hagel, The 24th U.S Secretary of Defense
Hon. Aleksander Kwasniewski, The Former President of the Republic of Poland
Hon. Dr. Rolf Mutzenich, Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group, Member of the German Bundestag
Hon. Susann Ruthrich, Representative of Meissen, Saxony in the German Bundestag
Hon. Ivan Korcok, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the U.S.
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