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Human Dignity Lecture Set on Sept 11 August 22, 2008

Posted by Reginald Johnson in Culture, D.C., International, Washington.

The German Historical Institute (GHI) will present the 9th Gerd Bucerius Lecture entitled:  Human Dignity and Freedom of the Press, on September 11th.  September 11th will mark the 7th Anniversity of the 9-11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, DC and a rural field in Pennslyvania.

The lecture will be given by Jutta Limbach.  In a press release by GHI, they had this to say:

“Jutta Limbach will deliver the ninth Gerd Bucerius Lecture of the German Historical Institute.  She will speak on the topic “Human Dignity and Freedom of the Press.” The Gerd Bucerius Lecture series is sponsored by the ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. Professor of civil law at the Free University in Berlin since 1972, Jutta Limbach was Senatorin für Justiz (state attorney general) for Berlin from 1989 to 1994. In 1994 she was appointed to the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Germany’s supreme court), where she served as chief justice
until her retirement in 2002. From 2002 to 2008 she was the President of the Goethe Institut. The lecture will take place at the Willard Hotel, Washington DC. To register for this event please send an e‐mail to events@ghi‐dc.org.”

A dessert reception will preceed this event.  And an introduction  will be given by Prof. Hartmut Berghoff (Director, German Historical Institute) and a welcome will be issued by Dr. Markus Baumanns (Executive Vice President, ZEIT‐Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius)

In order to attend MUST RSVP by September 5th.

By phone: (202) 387‐3355 ‐ fax: (202) 387‐6437 or e‐mail: events@ghi‐dc.org


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