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Lecture given by Prof. Thomas Brown (University of South Carolina Columbia/Universität Uppsala)

As part of the series of lectures "Kolloquium zur Geschichte der Neuzeit (19. und 20. Jahrhundert)", Prof. Thomas Brown held a conference about "The Rise and Fall of Confederate Monuments: Memories of the American Civil War".

Summary:
The recent dismantling and removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans, Dallas, Baltimore, and other cities of the American South has attracted international attention. This illustrated lecture will examine the reasons that protests against civic monuments developed so much later than protests against other forms of Confederate commemoration, and it will explore the removal patterns of particular kinds of monuments in particular locations.

Lecture given by Prof. Daniel M. Cobb (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill/Universität Helsinki)

As part of the series of lectures "Kolloquium zur Geschichte der Neuzeit (19. und 20. Jahrhundert)", Prof. Daniel M. Cobb held a conference about "The Native 1960s: American Indian Perspectives on a Divided Society" on 18 October 2017.

Summary:
Much like it did fifty years ago, the United States seems to be a society utterly divided against itself. Making this observation, however, begs the question:  what created these divisions in the first place?  In this presentation, Dr. Daniel M. Cobb, an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the 2017-2018 Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki, will argue that one need look no further than Native America—and specifically to a generation of Indigenous intellectuals who came to the fore during the 1960s—for answers.

Panel discussion with consul general Michael R. Keller (US Consulate General Düsseldorf)

U.S. Foreign Policy and the Trump Administration

On July 10th, consul general Michael R. Keller from the US Consulate General  in Düsseldorf visited the University of Münster. After talking about his daily work and the consulate's mission in Germany, Mr. Keller opened a panel discussion, answering numerous questions from students as well as other University members interested in the subject. The main themes were the Trump administration, the current political situation and the relationship between the US and Germany.