Illinois Wesleyan University

 Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL will be celebrating 25 years of the Fall of the Berlin Wall on October 5-7, 2014 and on November 6th, 2014 with a roundtable discussion.
“The Freedom to Speak, Create and Dream: A Symposium Examining 25 Years of Human Experience after the Fall of the Iron Curtain.”
Illinious Wesley University

Sunday, October 5, 2014

1 pm The opening address by HRH Prince Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen
“Remembering the Past and Envisioning the Future: A European Perspective on the Fall of the Iron Curtain”

2:30 Panel speakers Darina Malova, Comenius University, Slovakia and Peter Barta, University of Surrey, UK and Texas Tech University

Monday, October 6, 2014

12:10 Panel on the European Crisis featuring HRH Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen, Darina Malova and Peter Barta

4 pm Miniworkshop for students “Human Rights Seen from a Multidisciplinary Perspective”
7 pm evening screening of Everything is Illuminated Dir. Liev Schreiber with introduction and discussion by Sonja Fritzsche, IWU
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
4 pm Faculty panel on “The Fall of the Iron Curtain and its World Effects” with Tom Lutze, William Munro, Kristine Nielsen, and Mike Weis, all IWU faculty.
For more information, please contact Marina Balina ( or Scott Sheridan (
Thursday, November 6, 2014 
at 4 pm “Die Mauer ist weg!” “The Wall is Gone!” A Roundtable Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library
Adam Woodis – “The Significance of November 9th in German History”
Sonja Fritzsche – “What Was the Berlin Wall?
Edgar Lehr and Joerg Tiede  – “Remembering the Berlin Wall and the Separation/Reunification of Germany”

Sponsored by German, Russian, and Asian Languages and International Studies