[act-ma] 11/05 The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Nov 4 14:55:28 PST 2014

Starr Forum: The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall

November 05, 2014 5:30p–7:00p

Book talk with the author Mary Sarotte on her recent book "The Collapse: 
The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall" and discussion on 25 years 
after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Introduction and some commentary by 
Noam Chomsky

About the Speakers:
Mary Sarotte is Dean's Professor of History at the University of 
Southern California and a visiting professor in both the government and 
history departments at Harvard. She recently published a study of the 
end of the Cold War entitled "The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of 
the Berlin Wall." Her last book, "1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold 
War Europe" (2009) was a "Financial Times" Book of the Year and received 
a number of other awards. Sarotte earned her AB at Harvard and her PhD 
in history at Yale. She was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study 
in Princeton and is a member of the Council

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, 
logician, political commentator and activist. Sometimes described as the 
"father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in 
analytic philosophy. He has spent most of his career at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently Professor 
Emeritus, and has authored over 100 books. He has been described as a 
prominent cultural figure, and was voted the "world's top public 
in a 2005 poll.

Books will be sold at the event

Speakers: Mary Sarotte, Noam Chomsky


E15-070 Bartos Theater

Sponsored by: Center for International Studies

Admission: Free and Open to the public

For more information:

starrforum at mit.edu
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