Europe 1989-2009, 

Reunited and Revitalised

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall and Communist rule in Europe, as well as the 5th anniversary of the EU’s enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe, Cyprus and Malta, a series of events examining the legacy of these changes for Europe and the world will take place across New Zealand.

Key Speakers:


Rt. Hon. Lord Christopher Patten of Barnes, former UK Minister and EU Commissioner, Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Director, Department of Transnational Conflict and International Institutions at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB), andMr. George Cunningham, Chargé d 'Affaives a.i. of the European Commission Delagation to New Zealand.

The sponsoring organisations warmly invite you to attend the following activities:


29th October Christchurch EUCN Europa Lecture, 'London, Hong-Kong and Brussels – Leadership and Sovereignty in a Muddled World'
Lord Patten
Great Hall, Arts Centre, 6pm
30th October Dunedin

EUCN Public Lecture, 'Fit for purpose? Europe after the crash and the election of President Obama' 
Lord Patten
Castle 1 Lecture Theatre,
University of Otago, 5pm

2nd November Auckland Conference Panel Europe Reunited and Revitalised,
Lord Patten, Prof. Michael Zürn, and Mr. George Cunningham
Northern Club, 5:30pm
3rd-4th November Wellington

Conference - Europe Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall:
Overcoming ‘East and West’
 Parliament Buildings

• Conference Panel Europe Reunited and Revitalised,
Lord Patten, Prof. Michael Zürn and 
Mr. George Cunningham
• International Conference of Practitioners and Academics
• “Ortszeit-Local Time” Photo exhibition by Stefan Koppelkamm
• “The Polish Way to Freedom” Photo exhibition by Polish Embassy

We would like to thank everyone for their interest in this conference.

Registrations have now closed.


2009 will see the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Twenty years of change captured by a new generation of film makers. The Goethe-Institut will bring you the best of these stories. Watch out for the first ever German Film Festival in New Zealand.

4th – 11th November Wellington The Embassy Theatre & The Film Archive
11th – 18th November Auckland Rialto Newmarket
18th – 22nd November Christchurch Rialto Moorhouse Ave
25th – 29th November Dunedin Rialto Moray Place

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