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Washington, DC: In the Shadows of Reunification: The Treuhand and the Legacy of Privatization in the Former GDR

October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Washington, DC Warburg Chapter, the Embassay of the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Research Foundation, and the University Alliance Ruhr will host a discussion and reception with Dr. Marcus Böick, Professor of Contemporary History at Ruhr University Bochum, and Dr. Holger Wolf, Associate Professor in the SFS at Georgetown University.

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Dr. Marcus Böick teaches contemporary history at Ruhr University Bochum, where he studied history, political science, and social psychology. His main interests are German and European contemporary and economic history – with a particular focus on structural change. His recent books include Die Treuhand. Idee – Praxis – Erfahrung 1990-1994 (2018), Wahrnehmung und Bewertung der Arbeit der Treuhandanstalt (2017), and Marketization/Vermarktlichung (2015). His new research project focuses on the emergence of the private security industry in Germany and the United States.

Dr. Holger Wolf teaches courses on the European and German economy at the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University. His main research interests are the German economy, exchange rate regimes and monetary history. He holds a Bachelor’s from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.