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Promoting Western Integration: 1950s Governmental PR in West Germany in the Context of NATO

Monday, November 27, 2017
4:30 pm
040 Irvin Hall

The Issues of Rearmament, Integration, and the discussions surrounding political institutions associated with Western alliances such as the UN or the NATO have recently gained much media attention in the US and in the world. As one of the experts on German postwar politics and the history of Integration in Germany and Cold War Europe, Dr. Uelzmann will provide students and faculty, as well as community members from Oxford and Cincinnati with the opportunity to discuss these burning issues and to learn more about Germany’s involvement in past and present processes of integration, responses to war crimes, and the creation of a welcome culture.

‍Jan Uelzmann is Assistant Professor of German in the School of Modern Languages. He received his Ph.D. in Germanic studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He was the recipient of the 2011 Texas Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Texas. He directs the Berlin portion of the German LBAT study abroad program. In his research, Dr. Uelzmann combines approaches from cultural history, cultural studies, film studies, and literary studies to explore questions related to the Adenauer period (Cold War politics, gender relations, as well as Americanization and anti-Americanism, the provisional capital Bonn) and Weimar modernism. He also works on Foreign Language curriculum development and and the implementation of Mobile Learning technologies (ARIS, AppArchitect) in the classroom. Dr. Uelzmann just finished a book manuscript on the politics of the FRG’s self-representation through government-commissioned PR films during the Adenauer period.

For more information, contact Dr. Mariana Ivanova,

Jan Uelzmann
Jan Uelzmann
Assistant Professor of German at Georgia Tech University