On November 11th at 6pm in Arnold Hall (96 Wentworth Street), Ambassador John Kornblum will commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 1989, with a public lecture. One of the leading experts on the transatlantic relationship, John Kornblum was Ambassador to Germany from 1997-2001, had a 35-year career in the foreign service, and played a defining role in many of the events leading up to the end of the cold war. The event is sponsored by the LCWA World Colloquium Series, the German Embassy’s Wunderbar Together 2019 Campus Weeks, and the First Year Experience Program at the College of Charleston.
This weekend, three CofC German Faculty, Dr. Nancy Nenno, Dr. Sarah Koellner, and Dr. Cara Tovey, are attending the annual German Studies conference in Portland Oregon from Oct 4th-6th.
Dr. Nenno is attending as a co-chair for the Black Diaspora Studies Network and will be the commentator for a panel entitled “Imagining and Performing Black Radical Politics: African and European Intersections in Germany.”
Dr. Koellner is presenting a paper entitled “Alles Klar, Herr Kommissar? Counter-Surveillance as a Performative Practice in Ulrich Peltzer’s Teil der Lösung” and moderating the panel “Cities under Siege”
Dr. Tovey is presenting a paper on “Hofmannsthal’s Language of the Body” on the Body Studies Network Panel.