Jesper Clemmensen grew up on the Danish Baltic coast. The author and TV journalist spent seven years researching the individual fates of GDR refugees. His reportage book “Flight Route: Baltic Sea” (Flugtrute: Østersøen, Gyldendal) was awarded “Best Book on History” in Denmark. This book is the basis of the documentary film “The Escape”, of which he is the director.
The SARU 20021 on Monday 28-06,2021 has been starting, and the lecturer and student from different parts of the world from South Korea to Canada has participated in this year, summer school.
Welcome to SARU 2021! This will be the start to two exciting weeks for us and hopefully for you as well. In this virtual meeting you are going to meet all your fellow students as well as our experts. We will also assign the group tasks to you.
Today the SARU 2021 will be open by speaking the Rostock University, in the below section you can find the recorded video of the opening program which will be recorded, and find more information about the participants and the SARU organizer and also some information about the group tasks.
Opening / Greetings
Introduction of lecturers & organization team
Introductions of participants
Analyze the different political aims of the four Allies (USSR, USA, Great Britain and France) concerning the reunification of Germany 1989/90
Describe the economic challenges of the German reunification with two different economic systems (market economy versus centralized planned economy) and discuss alternative solutions
Contact: Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Stefan Creuzberger / Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Dierk Hoffmann
What have been the international implications of German reunification for Europe and the world?
Contact: Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Jörn Dosch
30 years after reunification, is Germany really unified? Analyze parties and elections in recent elections.
Contact: Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Wolfgang Muno
Describe the main legal challenges for integrating a reunified Germany into international organizations such as the EU and the UN and for securing peaceful relationships with its neighbors.
Contact: Prof. Dr. jur. habil. Markus Rehberg
What do you think: Was gender inequality in employment more pronounced in the former East or in the former West Germany before (re-)unification? What answer to this question does the documentary “From Us to Me” suggest?
After (re-)unification: Did East Germany become more like West Germany with respect to employment-related gender inequalities or the other way around? How does the documentary portray the changes in the character of work after (re-)unification?
Contact: Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Heike Trappe / Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Gabriele Linke
Dr. Michael C. Bienert studied History, Literary Studies, and German and has a Ph.D. in history. Since 2011 he is the director of the state archive „Stiftung Ernst-Reuter-Archiv“ in Berlin. He is working and researching on the history of German parliamentarian of the 19th and 20th century, the history of the Cold War, and German foreign policy.
Prof. Stefan Creuzberger is a professor for contemporary history and since 2013 chair holder of the department of contemporary history at the University of Rostock as well as the head of the state’s research and documentation center Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for the history of dictatorships in Germany. He is working and researching on the German history after 1945, dictatorships, international and transnational relationships in the 20th century and the history of East Europe and the Soviet Union during the 20th century.
Prof. Jörn Dosch has been the chair holder of the department of International Politics and Development cooperation at the University of Rostock since 2013. Further, he is vice dean of the department of economics and social sciences. After his studies of political science and first work experiences in Mainz, he worked as a professor of Asian Pacific Studies at the University of Leeds in Great Britain for 11 years and after that as a professor for international relations and development cooperation at the Monash University in Kuala Lumpur for two years. Prof. Dosch is working and researching on the international relations of the Asian-Pacific region, regional integration, and the foreign politics and cooperation of Germany, Europe, and the USA.
Dr. Michael Heinz gained his Ph.D. researching on agricultural industrialization in the GDR. He is currently head of the department for research, media, and political education of Rostock’s branch office for the documents of the former secret police “Stasi” in the GDR. He is working and researching agriculture and rural life in the GDR as well as the peaceful revolution.
Prof. Dierk Hoffmann is working as a professor of recent and latest history. For the past 12 years, he has been working at the University of Potsdam and is currently as well the vice-leader of the Institute of Contemporary History Munich. He is working and researching on the social politics during the 19th and 20th centuries as well as the history of the GDR and post-war German-German history.