CES: 25th Anniversary of the East German Peaceful Revolution


Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 4:15pm to 6:00pm


Center for European Studies, lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

Speaker(s): Uwe Schwabe, Civil Rights Activist; Siegbert Schefke, Civil Rights Activist; Mary Elise Sarotte, Visiting Professor of Government and History, Harvard University

East German civil rights activists Siegbert Schefke and Uwe Schwabe will give first-hand accounts of the Leipzig Monday demonstrations that sparked off the peaceful revolution of 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. The discussion will be chaired by prize-winning historian Mary Elise Sarotte, author of The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall. A reception will follow from 6 - 7 p.m. in the CES Atrium.

Contact(s): Roumiana Theunissen, rtheunissen@fas.harvard.edu