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12.01.2016. KAS Director Dr. Dümmel gave a lecture to Burch University students Today, on January 12 2016, Dr. Karsten Dümmel, the famous pro-democracy activist in the former German Democratic Republic and current director of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Konrad Adenauer Foundation) in Sarajevo, gave a lecture to International Relations and European Studies students on the topic of “The Fall of the Berlin Wall.”

The lecture focused on his experiences as a dissident in East Germany and the importance of the fall of the Berlin Wall, culminating with the happenings of November 9th 1989, when freedom of movement was granted to all Germans living east of the Inner-German border.

Simultaneous translation from German to the languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina was provided by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and allowed both for the speaker to express his thoughts on his mother tongue and for a greater number of students be actively involved in the lecture.

After the lecture, dr. Dümmel answered several questions posed by students and other esteemed guests.

Before the lecture, dr. Dümmel met with representatives of Burch University, including Rector prof. dr. Teoman Duman, Head of the Department of International Relations and European Studies prof. dr. Ešref Kenan Rašidagić, Dean of Students Admir Salihagić, and Student Parliament representatives and International Relations and European Studies students Kemal Nedžibović and Lejla Zonić.

A wish for further cooperation between Burch University and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Sarajevo was expressed by both parties.

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