FAU’s Peace Studies Program to hold conference on 20 years after the fall of Communism in Eastern and Central Europe
Boca Raton, October 15, 2009: The upcoming Peace Studies Program Conference entitled “1989 Revisited: Lessons from Two Decades of Democratic Transition in Eastern and Central Europe”, marks the anniversary of 20 years of democratic transformation in Europe. The FAU Peace Studies Program in the Dorothy F Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, in collaboration with the Peace Studies Student Association
will sponsor n interdisciplinary conference on the anniversary of 20 years of after the fall of the Berlin wall, in relation to world conferences on the demise of communism in Eastern and Central Europe.
The conference is free and open to the public and starts on Wednesday, October 28th, lasting until Friday, October 30th. Invited Key Note Speakers are Dr. Cezar Ornatwoski, San Diego State University and Consul General Klaus Ranner, German Consulate in Miami. The Keynote Opening speech will be delivered by Dr. Noemi Marin, Director of Peace Studies and Associate Professor of Communication on Wednesday evening.
Along with the traditional conference format, the conference includes key note speakers, graduate students’ panels, eyewitness round table, along with a mini-film series for students, faculty and outreach community on the topics mentioned and an interactive exhibit entitled “1989 Exhibit: A Walk through Public Memory in Eastern and Central Europe” located in the S.E. Wimberly Library’s Jaffe Center for Book Arts. This exhibit will feature artifacts from Communist times and will be open to the public for the duration of the conference.
For more information about the conference and film series contact Dr. Noemi Marin, Director of the Peace Studies Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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