UA Ruhr Events

22. 10. 2019

In the Shadows of Reunification: The Treuhand and Its Legacy

October 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | German Research Foundation | 1130 Connecticut Avenue | Suite 1200 | Washington | DC, 20036

Marcus Böick
Marcus Böick
© Patrick Slesiona

The German Research Foundation will host a discussion and reception with Dr. Marcus Böick, Professor of Contemporary History at Ruhr University Bochum, and Dr. Holger Wolf, Associate Professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, on "In the Shadows of Reunification: The Treuhand and the Legacy of Privatization in the Former GDR."

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. Dr. Holger Wolf teaches courses on the European and German economy at the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University. His main research interests are the German economy, exchange rate regimes and monetary history. He holds a Bachelor from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.