Presentation: Wednesday, October 28th

Dr. Thomas Greven (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) will consider how East Germany has changed over the 25 years since German re-unification. Particularly, he will discuss the strikingly different realities present in this small geography.

The presentation will take place in on Wednesday, October 28th in Room 234 on MMCC's Mt. Pleasant Campus at 2:30. It is free and open to the public.

In many parts of East Germany, right-wing populism and anti-immigrant sentiment, and even violent right-wing extremism, are visibly on the rise. They seem to be socially and culturally embedded even where they cannot easily be explained by structural unemployment, lack of education, or lack of opportunity.

On the other hand, “Silicon Saxony” has become a metaphor for an East Germany that has fully mastered the challenges of a 21st century economy, with highly productive industries that have earned the positive reputation attached to “Made in Germany.”

This presentation is sponsored by the Michigan Global Awareness Consortium, a group of five community colleges that has been coordinating shared global awareness events for nearly 25 years.

For more information about this MMCC presentation or any of the upcoming presentations sponsored by the Global Awareness Consortium, please contact Jim Vandermey: 989.386.6693 or

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