June 19, 2013 | Panel Discussion

"1989 - The End of the Cold War in Europe"

Hans Peter Manz, Ambassador of Austria to the United States
Peter Ruggenthaler, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on War Consequences, Graz, Austria
Guenter Bischof, Director, Center Austria and Marshall Plan Professor of History, University of New Orleans

On June 19, 2013, Guenter Bischof from the University of New Orleans together with Peter Ruggenthaler from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on War Consequences in Graz and Austrian Ambassador to the United States Hans Peter Manz will hold a panel discussion on "1989 and the End of the Cold War."

2014 will see the 25th anniversary of the dramatic events of 1989, when the Cold War Era ended: Hungary began to tear down the Iron Curtain along the Austrian border and Czechoslovakia soon followed; “round tables” ended Communist control of Moscow’s satellite regimes; the Berlin Wall came down; “velvet revolutions” ended Communist control in Eastern Europe; German (re)unification became part of the international agenda; Bush and Gorbachev declared the end of the Cold War during the Malta Summit. This panel discussion will address the revolution(s) of 1989.

For more information on this topic please also visit: http://austria1989.org/

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 7:30 pm
Where: Embassy of Austria | 3542 International Court NW | Washington, DC 20008
Tickets: Admission is free. RSVP required. To register for tickets please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6462771323