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Panel discussion: The Myth of John F. Kennedy

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Interesting Talks Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 14 Nov 19:00 - 22:00

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Panel discussion:
"The Myth of JFK Protected content The importance of the political activity of President John F. Kennedy to the present. "

"In true historical figures the question arises whether the person has defined their time, or whether they themselves were a product of the era in which they lived."
Martin Sandler

Without the participation of the United States, the rapid reconstruction of Europe and especially Germany after the Second World War would not have been possible. All the more, the current political development of North America also raises many questions concerning the directional changes of the Western world.

After the election of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, the differences of common security interests, the values ​​of Western democracy, law and the free market economy are clearly visible.

It is therefore particularly relevant today and important to look back on an American president who, like no other, stood for democracy, freedom, peace and global co-operation and shaped the collective memory of humanity.

The radiance that the political activity of President John F. Kennedy still possesses today in the

Panel discussion:
"Myth JFK Protected content importance of the political activity of President John F. Kennedy to the present. "

in cooperation with our cultural partner WDR 3 and our official cooperation partner Amerika Haus e. V. NRW am

14.11. Protected content 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
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The panel discussion will be recorded and sent at a later date by WDR 3.

Moderation: Dr. Michael Köhler WDR:
Participants * inside:
Dr. Tanja Weber,
Lecturer, Institute for Media Culture and Theater, University of Cologne.

Prof. Dr. Lisa Gotto,
Film and media theory, international film school köln.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels,
Jean Monnet Chair for European Politics, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne.
Dr. Andrew Denison,
Director of the Transatlantic Network, a center for political education and

Prof. Dr. Jost Dülffer,
Historical Institute, Middle and Modern History, University of Cologne.
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You are cordially invited. Admission is free.

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The parking situation around the university is difficult. The easiest way to reach the university is line 9, "Universität". From there it is a 5 minute walk to the main building of the university.

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