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NYC: In the Shadows of Reunification: The Treuhand and the Legacy of Privatization in the Former GDR

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

The American Council on Germany, the University Alliance Ruhr, and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany will host a discussion and reception with Dr. Marcus Böick, Professor of Contemporary History at Ruhr University Bochum. 


Dr. Marcus Böick teaches contemporary history at Ruhr University Bochum, where he studied history, political science, and social psychology. His main interests are German and European contemporary and economic history – with a particular focus on structural change. His recent books include Die Treuhand. Idee – Praxis – Erfahrung 1990-1994 (2018), Wahrnehmung und Bewertung der Arbeit der Treuhandanstalt (2017), and Marketization/Vermarktlichung (2015). His new research project focuses on the emergence of the private security industry in Germany and the United States.