Gorbachev, Mitterrand, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall - 1989

April 17, 2015
Coor Hall, Room 4403
Event Description: 
Michael Mayer
Academy for Civic Education Tutzing [Akademie für Politische Bildung]
April 17, 2015 - 1:00pm
ASU Tempe campus, Lattie F. Coor Hall, Room 4403

Michael Mayer completed a Franco-German PhD thesis (cotutelle-de-thèse) at the University of Munich and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. In Tutzing, Germany, he teaches courses in German and French history, especially the period between 1918 and 1945, Holocaust studies, international relations between 1945 and 1990, and Soviet History, especially the 1980s. Mayer’s areas of interest are: Holocaust Studies; the epochal years of 1989-90; the history of democratization after 1945; and American, German, French, and Soviet history between 1918 and 1990. He is currently working on a book examining the Franco-Soviet interaction with respect to the German question in 1989-90.

Main Publications:

- Das Auswärtige Amt in der NS-Diktatur. Forschungsstand – Forschungskontroversen – Forschungsdesiderate [The German Foreign Office and National Socialist Dictatorship. Current State of Research – Research Controversies – Research Desiderata]. Ed. by Johannes Hürter and Michael Mayer. Munich: Oldenbourg, 2014 (Schriftenreihe der Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte, Vol. 109).

- Работа над прошлым: ХХ век в памяти послевоенных поколений России и Германии [Working on the Past: The 20th Century in Memory and Communication of Post-War Generations in Germany and Russia]. Ed. by Michael Mayer and Oxana Nagornaja. Moscow, 2014.

- Michael Mayer: Staaten als Täter. Ministerialbürokratie und „Judenpolitik“ in NS-Deutschland und Vichy-Frankreich. Ein Vergleich. [States as Perpetrators. Ministerial Bureaucracy and Anti-Jewish Policy in National Socialist Germany and Vichy France. A Comparison.] Munich: Oldenbourg 2010 (Studien zur Zeitgeschichte, Vol. 80).

- Deformation der Gesellschaft. Neue Forschungen zum Nationalsozialismus [Deformation of Society. New Research on National Socialism]. Ed. by Christian A. Braun, Michael Mayer and Sebastian Weitkamp. Berlin: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag 2008 (Seminarreihe Bonner Venusberg, Vol. 4).

- Michael Mayer: NSDAP und Antisemitismus 1919-1933 [NSDAP and Anti-Semitism 1919 to 1933]. Munich, 2002 (Münchner Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Beiträge, Vol. 02-05).

This event is sponsored by the ASU Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies.