NC German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 5 - 7 pm
Location: National Humanities Center, 7 Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park
Prof. Noah Strote (North Carolina State University) will present a lecture titled "Christian Democracy, Social Democracy, and the Foundation of the West German State." When asked for historical examples of success in Western-sponsored nation-building projects, advocates invariably cite the occupation and supervision of post-Nazi Germany. However, the traditional emphasis on police power and economic development has obscured a vital component of how nation-building actually worked in Germany during its democratic transition. This seminar points to the creation of consensus among social groups in a long-divided population, focusing particularly on the ideological reconciliation of Christian democrats and social democrats in response to their common persecution after 1933.
Hosted by the NC German Seminar Series in conjunction with the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar and the Triangle Seminar for Jewish Studies.
"The US in World Affairs" Lecture Series
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 4 - 5:30 pm
Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, 569 Hamilton Hall
Prof. Michael Hunt (UNC-Chapel Hill) is a free-lance historian whose main interests lie in US foreign relations and contemporary global history. For several years, he has been offering online commentary on US foreign relations on the UNC Press Blog site, in a series titled "Home and Abroad." His lecture will explore "US Nationalisms and the World: Thinking about a Country in Disarray."
“The US in World Affairs: The Cold War and Beyond” lecture series is organized by the Department of History, in co-operation with the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian & Eastern European Studies at UNC.