USC Upstate Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, October 7

October 6, 2014 at 8:31 am

When the Berlin Wall, constructed by the German Democratic Republic in 1961, was dismantled in 1989, it put Germany on the path to reunification. For more than two decades, the wall had stood as a barrier preventing the defection and immigration between East and West Germany.

Join the University of South Carolina Upstate for a panel discussion marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall from 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, BMW Classroom 150.

Topics to be included in the discussion are Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall, impressions on the other side of the Berlin Wall, , a personal observation of life in Berlin from 1985-1989 and the history of “The Wall.” Time will be allowed at the end of the program for questions.

Panelists include:

  • Christop Sander, German Consul General in Atlanta
  • Wolf Stromberg, German Honorary Consul for South Carolina
  • Dirk Schlingmann, dean of College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rob McCormick, chair of the Department of History, Political Sciences, Philosophy, and American Studies

Tammy Pike, professor of history, will moderate the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.

For information, please contact Dr. Dirk Schlingmann, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at (864) 503- 5700 or