Category Archives: Past Events Munich

Munich Dialogues on Democracy “Hope, Never Fear”: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas by award-winning photographer Callie Shell on March 6

Munich Dialogues on Democracy together with The Yale Club of Germany are inviting you to an exclusive evening of art and music, drinks and finger food.

Join us for a last chance to see the wildly successful exhibit “Hope, Never Fear”: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas by award-winning photographer Callie Shell. The exhibit officially closes to the public on March 1st, but our partners at Amerikahaus have offered us the chance for a private viewing with an introduction by the President of Amerikahaus, Dr. Meike Zwingenberger, who will also offer information about several of the photos throughout the evening.

March 6th, RSVP required to info@dialoguesondemocracy.com

Munich Dialogues on Democracy An Evening with Timothy Snyder on December 3rd, 2019

CAN THE UNITED STATES BE A FREE COUNTRY? PRESENT RISKS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES


Today in the United States as well as in Europe, we spend the present defending what is at risk, and the future appears chiefly as a threat. Yet the very idea of freedom, once central in democratic societies, depends upon a vision of the future. In this lecture Professor Snyder will address the deep threats to freedom, and the possibilities for a future with greater freedom.

Timothy ­Snyder, Levin Professor of History at Yale and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, will explore and explain his latest research about current risks and perils in democratic societies, and possible solutions.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:30pm
Venue:A320/HauptgebäudeLudwig-Maximilian-UniversityGeschwister-Scholl-Platz 180539 Munich

The event is free but registration is mandatory: Registration: https://www.xing-events.com/TSnyder.html

Munich Dialogues on Democracy

CAN WE TALK? HOW CAN YOU HATE ME WHEN YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW ME?

Daryl Davis is a musician, actor, author, and lecturer.  He earned his BA in Music from Howard University and is an accomplished Blues, Rock’n’Roll, Country, and Jazz musician, touring regularly with his Daryl Davis Band.  He has worked extensively with Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, The Legendary Blues Band, and Percy Sledge, among others.

After a performance, 35 years ago, a man told Daryl Davis he had never seen an African-American man play piano like Jerry Lee Lewis. The man was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and he became a regular fan of Daryl’s. This led to Davis becoming the first African-American author to travel the country interviewing KKK leaders and members, all detailed in his book, Klan-Destine Relationships. This tour made him one of the unique race relations experts and activists today. He eventually became the recipient of robes and hoods from Klan members who came to rescind their beliefs after coming to know him.

Davis has appeared in the critically acclaimed TV show The Wire, as well as in many plays and movie roles.  He is the subject of the recent documentary Accidental Courtesy, which followed him around the U.S. documenting his meetings with KKK members, neo-Nazis, the Alt-Right movement, and other white supremacists.

Moderation: Dr. Bärbel Harju, Amerika-Institut, LMU
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Venue: E120 (Große Aula)/Hauptgebäude
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich
The event is free, but registration is mandatory. Registration: https://en.xing-events.com/klanwetalk.html

The Cornell Club of Germany cordially invites to prize-winning church of St. Josef in Holzkirchen

The event, including tour, will be held in the church on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.  The presentation will be in German; questions (also in English) are welcome.

The church has been featured in a number of professional journals as well as being selected one of “Eight of the best new buildings of 2018” worldwide:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181219-best-buildings-of-2018

To attend this presentation please RSVP to deloyce.conrad@oberalting.de no later than July 5, 2019.

She will give you the street address as well as the “Navi Eingabe” for the parking lot.

2019 MIT – Annual General Meeting and Annual Symposium — Artificial Intelligence — A Radical Transformation of All Kinds. In Berlin.

Organizers:    Wolfgang Ungerer, Kathryn Nussdorf, and Richard Geibel.

Date:               Friday to Sunday, June 14 to 16, 2019.

This year’s Annual General Meeting will continue to explore the topic area of A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), a new capability that is rapidly developing and affecting millions of job profiles across virtually all industries. Europe in particular will be under pressure to develop its understanding and capabilities over the coming decade to play a leading role on the world stage. We would like to explore what this may entail.

We kindly ask you to register as soon as possible. Spouses and friends are welcome.

Invitations are being distributed by the Ivy Circle School’s invitation list. For details regarding the distribution please contact Clemens Rinnebach (cr@rinnebach.org).