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Wednesday 25 October 2023, 16.30-18.00

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

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

This talk is free but require advance registration. The talk is sold up - sign up for the waiting list here.

Date and time: Wednesday 25 October 2023, 16.30-18.00

Venue: National Museum Denmark

Streaming: The streaming link will be available here before the event.


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

Moderated by Lykke Friis, Director at Think Tank EUROPA.

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: 19.09.2023