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This is America. Reflections on a Divided Country

Lecture Series

“The land of the free and the home of the brave” – for centuries America was the place that Europe’s disadvantaged, poor and desperate yearned for as they left the old continent to begin a new life in a free country. Although this freedom was only extended to citizens of color through the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the United States nonetheless enjoyed a reputation of being more liberal, more egalitarian and more democratic than Europe. Since the election of Donald Trump the world has been looking at America and asking itself what has happenedto a country that brought the world the “Pax Americana.” In the lecture series, renowned American intellectuals will examine historical developments and discuss the current situation.

This Lecture Series is a cooperation between the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism and the Bavarian American Academy (BAA).

Upcoming dates

Thu 19|03|2020, 7 p.m.
Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil
Susan Neiman (Einstein Forum Potsdam)
Venue: NS-Dokumentationszentrum München

Admission free
The lectures will be held in English.

Past dates

Mon 18|02|2019, 7 p.m.
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi (American University, Washington D.C.)
Venue: NS-Dokumentationszentrum München

Wed 15|05|2019, 7 p.m.
Behold America: A History of America First and the American Dream
Sarah Churchwell (University of London)
Venue: Amerikahaus München

Thu 04|07|2019, 7 p.m.
Transatlantic Relationships: The Bond that Went Freelance
Roger Cohen (New York Times), Keynote Lecture of the BAA Conference
Venue: NS-Dokumentationszentrum München

Tue 22|10|2019, 7 p.m.
America’s Whiteness Problem and What to Do About it
Khalil Muhammad (Harvard University)
Venue: Amerikahaus München





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