Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mercer University is holding a series of six lectures, starting Sept. 9, on the aftermath of the Cold War.

“This year’s theme highlights the challenges and risks that confront nations in the post-Cold War environment,”  Eimad Houry, chair of the Mercer political science department, said in a news release.

The lectures will be held on Mercer’s Macon campus in the choir rehearsal room of the McCorkle Music Building. All lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. Mercer also has campuses in Atlanta and Savannah.

Chris Grant, an associate professor of political science, will start the series on Wednesday, Sept. 9, with a lecture on conflicts in the countries of Moldova and Georgia.

On Oct. 7, Jim Hunt, professor in Mercer’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics and the Walter F. George School of Law will speak about universities and business education in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia after communism.

On Nov. 11, Edward Weintraut, professor of German and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will discuss Germany since reunification. 

A Jan. 27 lecture by Sarah Gardner, associate professor and chair of the history department, will discuss the Federal Bureau of  Investigation during the Cold War.

Wallace Daniel, provost, on Feb. 24 will lecture on “Dueling Images of Russia.”

The series will conclude on March 31 with a lecture on U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War by Bryan Williams, assistant professor of political science.

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