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Lecture: Twin Towns in Eastern Europe
Lund | September 19, 2017

Following an invitation by European Studies Professor Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Katarzyna Stoklosa gave a guest lecture on the topic "Twin Towns in Eastern Europe: On the Way from Bordering to the Cross-Border Identity?" at Lund University in Sweden. Further information can be found here on the University's website.

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Katarzyna Stoklosa  (University of Southern Denmark) and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa (Lund University) in the library of the local Centre for Languages and Literature.

 

Lecture: Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis
Berkeley, CA | April 11, 2017

On 11 April, Katarzyna Stoklosa and Gerhard Besier participated in a lecture on the topic of their most recent book, "Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis: From the Soviet Union into Eurasia?" at the University of California in Berkeley. They were joined by Jussi Laine and James Scott (University of Eastern Finland). The event was hosted by the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES). Further information can be found here.

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From left to right: James Scott (University of Eastern Finland), Jussi Laine (University of Eastern Finland), Jeffrey Pennington (University of California), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute).

Lecture: European Crises and their Consequences for the European Neighbourhood Policy
Wrocław | March 20, 2017, 9:40

On 20 March, Katarzyna Stoklosa gave a lecture on the topic "European Crises and their Consequences for the European Neighbourhood Policy" at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wrocław. Further information can be found here (in Polish).

Discussion: What's next for Ukraine?
Wrocław | March 19, 2017, 17:00

On March 19, Katarzyna Stoklosa participated in a discussion on the topic "What's next for Ukraine? The Ukrainian-Russian conflict and its impact on neighbourhood relations" at Panato Café in Wrocław. The event was hosted by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wrocław and the complete program can be found here.

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From left to right: Julita Makaro (University of Wrocław), Monika Sus (European University Institute, Florence / Hertie School of Governance, Berlin), Elżbieta Opiłowska (University of Wrocław), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark).

Discussion: Trump - Putin - Erdoğan

Akademie Sankelmark | March 13, 2017, 18:30

On March 13, Katarzyna Stoklosa participated in a discussion on the topic "Trump - Putin - Erdoğan. Consequences for Europe?" at the European Academy in Oeversee-Sankelmark. The complete program can be found here.

Wroclaw

From left to right: Dr. Heiko Hiltmann (European Academy Schleswig-Holstein), Samet Yilmaz (Institute for Security Policy Kiel), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Dr. Josef Braml (German Society for Foreign Policy Berlin), Dr. Christian Pletzing (European Academy Schleswig-Holstein).

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Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark) during the discussion.

Lectures at Lund University
Lund | March 8-9, 2017

On March 8-9, Gerhard Besier held two lectures on the topics "False Memories" and "The Role of the Russian Orthodox Church in Political Affairs (1914-2014)" at the University of Lund in Sweden. The invitation to the second lecture can be found here.

Book Presentation: Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis
Sønderborg | March 1, 2017

On 1 March, Katarzyna Stoklosa and Gerhard Besier presented their latest book, "Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis: From the Soviet Union into Eurasia?" at the University of Southern Denmark. For further information, see the program. For coverage of the event, please see our full report (in German) as well as the April Newsletter of the University's Department of Political Science and Public Management.

Book Launch 1

From left to right: Barbara Törnquist-Plewa (Lund University), Jussi P. Laine (University of Eastern Finland), James W. Scott (University of Eastern Finland), Gerhard Besier (Sigmund-Neumann-Institute), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Jaume Castan Pinos (University of Southern Denmark).

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From left to right: Henryka Mościcka-Dendys (Ambassador of Poland in the Kingdom of Denmark), Katarzyna Stoklosa (University of Southern Denmark), Artem Vladymyrov (Chargé d'Affaires of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Denmark).

Presentation on the Topic "Sekten? Die kleinen christlichen Religionsgemeinschaften"
Kreuzkirche, Berlin | February 14, 2017

On Tuesday, February 14, Gerhard Besier gave a presentation on the topic "Sekten? Die kleinen christlichen Religionsgemeinschaften" at Kreuzkirche Berlin. Further information can be found here (in German).

Lectures at the University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu | January/February, 2017

In January/February 2017, Gerhard Besier and Katarzyna Stokłosa spent one week at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu in line with Erasmus plus. They gave some lectures on "Europe, borders, prejudices and stereotypes."

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Book Presentation: Jehovas Zeugen in Europa – Geschichte und Gegenwart, Band II
Freiburg | November 21, 2016

Find the poster in higher resolution here and more information on related website (in German).

Freiburg

Upper picture from front to back: Prof. Gerhard Besier (Dresden), Prof. Katarzyna Stokłosa (Sønderborg), Wolfram Slupina (Selters).

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Book Presentation: Jehovas Zeugen in Europa – Geschichte und Gegenwart, Band II
Frankfurt | April 11, 2016

Find the poster in higher resolution here and more information on related website (in German).

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Lecture: Katarzyna Stokłosa
Flensborghus | March 16, 2016

Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa gave a presentation in Flensborghus on 'Future of the German-Polish relations under the new Polish government'.

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Book Presentation: Jehovas Zeugen in Europa – Geschichte und Gegenwart, Band II
Cologne | March 7, 2016

Find poster in higher resolution here and more information on related website (in German). A report on the event was published in the journal "Blitzlicht" an can be found here (in German).

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From top to bottom: Max Wörnhard (Bern), Prof. Katarzyna Stokłosa (Sønderborg),
Prof. Gerhard Besier (Dresden), Wolfram Slupina (Selters).

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Lectures at the University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu | February, 2016

In February 2016, Gerhard Besier and Katarzyna Stokłosa spent one week at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu in line with Erasmus plus. They gave some lectures on "Europe, borders, prejudices and stereotypes."

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Lecture: Franziska Metzger
Europa Universitat Flensburg | December 1, 2015

Prof. Dr. Franziska Metzger has given a lecture at the Europa Universitat Flensburg on the topic of Memories of the Nation. Mythicisation of Narratives in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

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Book Presentation: Jehovas Zeugen in Europa – Geschichte und Gegenwart, Band II
Dresden | October 12, 2015

Mr. Wolfram Slupina (Selters).

Mr. Wolfram Slupina (Selters).

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 Prof. Dr. Gerhard Besier (right).

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Lecture: Søren Schmidt Nielsen
University of Southern Denmark | October 7, 2015

Sigmund Neumann Institute invited Søren Schmidt Nielsen to give a lecture on the topic of From Conflict to Cooperation: Denmark-Germany. The lecture took place in Alsion, Sønderborg.

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Lecture: Dr. Jesko Schmoller
University of Southern Denmark | September 18, 2015

Dr. Jesko Schmoller (European University St. Petersburg / Perm State University, Russia) accepted the invitation of Sigmund Neumann Institute and gave a lecture about the research he is currently conducting - the practice of Islam and its contribution to the creation of Tatar space. Please see the further information on our poster.

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Political Analysis of the Refugee Crisis in Europe

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The edition of the 20th August 2015 is "Refugee Crisis - Do We Care Enough?" and can be seen in English.

Katarzyna Stoklosa was a guest to discuss a refugee crisis together with Christoph von Marschall, the diplomatic correspondent Der Tagerspiegel (the Berlin daily), and with Eric Kirschbaum, reporter for the Reuters.

Book Presentation: Jehovas Zeugen in Europa – Geschichte und Gegenwart, Band II
Kassel | June 29, 2015

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From left to right: Prof. Lorenz Reibling (Boston), Max Wörnhard (Bern), Prof. Gerhard Besier (Dresden), Wolfram Slupina (Selters).

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For further information, please follow the link.

 

Presentation: Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa - "Poland's Neighbors: Her Border Regions and Narratives of East and West"
University of Southern Denmark | October 24, 2014

For more information, please follow the link.

 

Presentation: Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h. c. Gerhard Besier - "The Great War and Religion in Comparative Perspective. Why the Christian culture of war prevailed over religiously-motivated pacifism in 1914"
Stanford University | October 21, 2014

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The Great War and Religion Besier Stanford 2014

For more information, please follow the link.

 

Book Presentation: Jehovas Zeugen in Europa - Geschichte und Gegenwart, Band I
Vienna | September 1, 2014

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From left to right: Gerhard Besier (Ed.), Katarzyna Stokłosa (Ed.), Max Wörnhard (Author), Wolfram Slupina (Author)

 

Book Presentation: "European Border Regions in Comparison: Overcoming Nationalistic Aspects or Re-Nationalization?" 
Sønderborg Slot | May 5, 2014, 15.00-17.00

The editors of the book are: Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa and Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h. c. Gerhard Besier. The presentation of the book will be followed by a reception at Sønderborg Slot. The full program can be found here.

 

Sankelmarker Europagespräch
9 April 2014, 18.30

Please see the invitation.

 

Political Analysis of the Recent Events in the Ukraine

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Quadriga - one topic, four views, highlighting global developments: the policies of the world's last superpower, the USA; the global financial crisis; the climate change; the war against international terrorism.

 

The edition of the 12th February 2015 is
"War or Peace - Last Chance for Ukraine?" / "Guerra o paz: ¿última llamada para Ucrania?" and can be seen in Englishas well as in Spanish.

The edition of the 28th August is
"Ucrania - entre guerra y diplomacia" and can be seen in Spanish.

The edition of the 17th April 2014 is
"Ucrania - ¿Por el derecho o por la fuerza?" and can be seen in Spanish.

The edition of the 6th March 2014 is
"Rusia - ¿Gigante que no entiende razones?" and can be seen in Spanish.

The edition of the 27th February 2014 is
"Ucrania - ¿Es posible la reconciliación?" and can be seen in Spanish.

The edition of the 23rd January 2014 is
"Ukraine - Sliding into Civil War?" and can be seen in English.

 

The fifth meeting of the Danish-German-Polish Club

See the invitation.

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Book Presentation: Jehovas Zeugen in Europa - Geschichte und Gegenwart, Band I
Munich | October 23, 2013

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Book Presentation: Jehovas Zeugen in Europa - Geschichte und Gegenwart, Band I
Potsdam | June 4, 2013

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Book Presentation: Jehovas Zeugen in Europa - Geschichte und Gegenwart, Band I
Frankfurt | April 5,2013

The presentation of the new book "Jehovah's Zeugen in Europa – Geschichte und Gegenwart" (Jehovah's Witnesses in Europe - History and present) (Volume I of a trilogy) of Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h. c. Gerhard Besier, director of the Sigmund Neumann Institute, and Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Stokłosa from the University of Sønderborg (Denmark), in the History Museum of Frankfurt / Main arose big interest.

In the good one hour-long evening program, the four speakers gave an overview of the history, purpose and perspectives of the book project. This made the, close to 400, visitors so curious that they took hundreds of books home.

In fact, the reader will find a fascinating insight into a hitherto little-known part of European history: eight different studies of Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, in which several speakers highlighted the situation of the religious community of the Jehovah's Witnesses throughout Europe and pointed to the different situations in which the society in general and the small religious communities are confronted with in the national context nowadays. This was designed for a total of three volumes which constitute more than a mere but remarkable review of the question of how tolerant European society really is. It is also a reminder and a call, at the same time, not to take the fundamental right of individual religious freedom for granted and to internalize and preserve it.

 

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Minorities in Poland "Poland and its cultural diversity - minorities as a new reality"
folkBALTICA 2013

Please see the program.

 

 

Book Presentation: Gerhard Besier / Katarzyna Stokłosa (Eds.) - Jehovas Zeugen in Europa - Geschichte und Gegenwart, Band I
T.U. Dresden | January 18, 2013

 

Gerhard Besier/Katarzyna Stokłosa - Lecture: Labour market migration in the German-Polish and in the Danish-German border-region
Konferenz "Borders and Borderlands", Lisbon | September 13, 2012

 

Lecture: Gerhard Besier - The economic crisis in 1929/30, the political development in Weimar Germany and our problems today
Conference ”We are Europe”, Ronhaveplads | June 28, 2012

Please see the program here.

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Lecture: Gerhard Besier – University and political science in Germany
Flensburg | June 7, 2012

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From the left: Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Besier, Prof. Dr. Gerd Grözinger (University of Flensburg)

 

Lecture: Gerhard Besier – West German culture of remembrance surrounding the end of the Second World War and the fall of the Third Reich: the interlocked individual, social and political levels of expression

May 14, 2012, 17:00 – 18:15 | Conference: "Towards a Common Past? Conflicting Memories on Contemporary Europe"
NordForsk Nordic Network in Memory Studies / Centre for European Studies, Lund | May 14-16, 2012

Please see the program here.

Lecture: Gerhard Besier – University Education in Europe – A comparison
University of Flensburg | April 27, 2012

 

Book Presentation: Gerhard Besier – "Weder Gut noch Böse. Warum sich Menschen wie verhalten"
(Man is neither Good nor Bad – Why Human Beings Behave So They Do)
Literaturhaus Villa Augustin in the Erich Kästner Museum Dresden | April 2, 2012

See the book here.

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From the left: Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Gerhard Besier, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Niels Birbaumer, Marcel Braumann

 

Seminar: Gerhard Besier and Katarzyna Stokłosa – How to deal with prejudices and stereotypes in Border Regions?
University of Turku | January 24, 2012

Please see the announcement here.


Prof. Besier and Prof. Stokłosa in the University of Turku, alongside and the second from the left Prof. Dr. Timo Soikkanen and far right Dr. Ville Laamanen

 

 

The first meeting of the German-Danish-Polish Club
The University of Flensburg | January 11, 2012


From the left: Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Besier, Henrik Becker-Christensen(General Consul of Denmark in Flensburg), Prof. Dr. Stephan Panther (University of Flensburg)

 

 

Panel Discussion: Katarzyna Stokłosa – Change through approximation? The role of Poland and Germany in the European Revolution of 1989 / 1990
Organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin | November 14, 2011


From the left: Markus Meckel, Dr. Manfred Sapper, Dr. Gunter Hofmann, Dr. habil. Katarzyna Stokłosa

 

 

Lecture: The liberal economist Gerhard Kessler and his work in Leipzig and Turkey

On the 12th of May 2011 Dr. Ronald Lambrecht and Dr. Ulf Morgenstern gave a lecture in the cellar of the Leipzig Council on "The liberal economist Gerhard Kessler and his work in Leipzig and in Turkey." For more information, please follow the link.

 

The Religious Situation in Today's Kazakhstan

On the 8th of July 2009 Professor Artur Artemyev held a lecture with the theme: "The religious situation in today's Kazakhstan."

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Colloquium with Prof. Dr. John Spalek

Here you can read the report including photograph

 

 

Lecture: The current developments in Ukraine and the gas conflict between Russia and Ukraine

Tuesday, the 3rd of February 2009, 11:15, Chair for European Studies, T.U. Dresden

 



Beyond doubt, the Russian Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917 was one of the most defining events in the history of the 20th century. It has coined the past century and the consequences – including its myths – have remained noticeable until today. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Katarzyna Stokłosa (University of Southern Denmark) and Gerhard Besier (Sigmund Neumann Institute) will be hosting a conference at the Academy Sankelmark (Flensburg, Germany) in October 2017. It will deal primarily with the different histories of reception and resonances of this history-making year. The focus will lie on different national perceptions, interpretations and historiographic views of the “Red October” as well as its far-reaching consequences – especially in a European perspective. The conference is backed by the German Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktator (Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship), whose emphasis for 2017 lies on “Communism: Utopia and Reality”.


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