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Wednesday 25 October 2023, 16.30-18.00, National Museum Denmark

From post-War Europe to post-Wall Europe - and back

A Talk with Timothy Garton Ash, Professor, University of Oxford

Watch the lecture and talk here



Welcome Lykke Friis, Director of Think Tank EUROPA
 16.40-17.00  Lecture by Timothy Garton Ash, Professor, University of Oxford
 17.00-17.30 Conversation with Timothy Garton Ash and Lykke Friis
 17.30-17.55 Q&A
 17.55-18.00 Closing remarks by Peter Møllgaard, Dean, University of Southern Denmark

For almost half a century Timothy Garton Ash has figured as one of the most prominent narrators of European history. In his widely acclaimed latest book Homelands: A Personal History of Europe published in the spring of 2023, he blends historical insight and lived experience to tell a first-hand story of the continent’s rise after the Second World War.

In a conversation with Lykke Friis, Garton Ash will explore the dilemmas now facing Ukraine, Europe and the West in a world that is leaving what he has coined the Post-Wall Era - an era that was characterized by relative peace in Europe and by having one superpower, the United States.

About Timothy Garton Ash

Timothy Garton Ash is a British historian and writer. He is Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, as well as with the European Council on Foreign Relations.

He is highly acknowledged for his work on the recent history of Eastern Europe, having travelled throughout the region and reporting on its emancipation from communism in the 1980s.

Sidst opdateret: 27.10.2023