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The Foundation regularly organizes conferences on contemporary history with German and international cooperation partners. The focus is not only on important topics and aspects of Willy Brandt’s political work, but also on central historical events and issues that are being addressed by current research.

Since 1998, 23 conferences have taken place in Germany, Europe, the USA and Asia, organized by the Foundation or with its participation.

The Foundation also pursues a comprehensive scientific programme accompanying the events marking the 50th anniversary of Willy Brandt’s chancellorship (1969–1974). On important historical anniversaries, half-day conferences are planned in Erfurt, Berlin, Moscow, and Warsaw in 2020. At the end of 2021, an international conference is also to be held in Lübeck to commemorate the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Willy Brandt 50 years ago.

Digital Conference: Innere Einheit – Ein (un)erreichbares Ziel?
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1:45 pm – 6:00 pm
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Dr. Bernd Rother

Research Associate and Deputy Director

Dr. Wolfgang Schmidt

Research Associate

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