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Greatness and Limits of the West: reflections on an uncompleted project

The Ralf Dahrendorf Lecture

Date: Thursday 7 October 2010
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Emeritus Heinrich August Winkler
Chair: Howard Davies

A lecture to mark the intellectual legacy of Ralf Dahrendorf, director of LSE from 1974 to 1984, and one of Europe's most eminent sociologists and public servants of the post-War period. Lord Dahrendorf passed away in June 2009.

Heinrich August Winkler is an internationally acclaimed scholar and one of the most distinguished historians of modern Germany. He held the Chair in Modern History at the Humboldt University in Berlin from 1991 to 2007, having been a professor at the University of Freiburg since 1972. His many books include Germany: The Long Road West, Volume 1: 1789-1933; Germany: The Long Road West, Volume 2: 1933-1989; Prussian Liberalism and the German Nation State; Middle Class Democracy and National Socialism; and Social Democracy and the Revolution of 1918-19.

Professor Winkler's many decorations and prizes include the Federal Cross of Merit (1st Class); the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Commendatore); and the Officer's Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

This event is organised in partnership with the German Embassy in London.


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