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Keynote Lecture 2011: Sir Christopher Mallaby, Germany 1990 - the then British Ambassador remembers and reflects

When Nov 07, 2011 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC100)
Where Auditorium, Grimm Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 1, 10117 Berlin
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Sir Christopher Mallaby describes his experiences as last British Ambassador in the old Federal Republic and first in reunited Germany. He recalls the controversies during the process of unification. How was unity achieved so astonishingly quickly? Who were the heroes of this success? Were there any serious mistakes? Have the results and repercussions been wholly positive for Germany and Europe?

 

Sir Christopher Mallaby was Ambassador to Germany from March 1988 to December 1992, one of the most significant stages in 20th century European political and cultural history: the fall of the Berlin Wall and German Reunification.He also worked at the British Embassy in Moscow (1961-1963 and 1974-1977), was a Minister in the British Embassy in Bonn (1982-1985) and Deputy Secretary of Margaret Thatcher‘s Cabinet (1985-1988), to name just a few of his distinguished positions.

 

After the lecture there will be time for questions and discussion.


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This lecture will take place in the Auditorium, Grimm Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 1, 10117 Berlin.