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Panel: One Nation-Many Stories. 30 Years of German Unity

Goethe Pop Up Seattle hosts a panel discussion addressing the impact of unification in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of German unification. The period between the Fall of the Wall in November 1989 & the signing of the Unification Treaty on October 3, 1990 stands for German political ingenuity in reclaiming a unified nation. However, Willy Brandt’s dictum “Now what belongs together will grow together” has been only partially realized. The panel explores differences & political identities resulting from unification, and what the future holds for unifying work.

Panelists include Marianne Birthler, Joyce Mushaben, and Michael Zürn; University of Washington's Niko Switek moderates.

The event is co-organized by the Center for West European Studies (CWES) at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington (UW) and the Goethe Pop Up Seattle. It is supported by the Department of Germanics (UW), the Center for Global Studies (UW), the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (UW), the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles, and the Germany Embassy to the U.S.

This event will be livestreamed. Free registration required.

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