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06/27/2022 - 06/27/2022 | Leipzig

HHL Expert Talk: "The 'Nature' of conflicts"

HHL Expert Talk "The 'Nature' of conflicts" / 27.06.2022 / with Robert (Todd) Becker, the former and first US Consul General in Leipzig after reunification

The 19th talk of HHL’s virtual event series takes place on June 27, at 4.00 p.m. (CEST) with Robert (Todd) Becker, the former and first US Consul General in Leipzig after reunification.

About the Topic:
Robert (Todd) Becker was not only the first US Consul General in Leipzig after reunification but also participated in several international election observations organized by the OSCE will focus in his speach on the following points:
- The “nature” of conflicts
- How people approach conflicts and how this approach may/can lead to conflict resolution
- Rules of the game / social rules / national rules
- Current challenges of national states / a snapshot on the current political situation in the EU/Ukraine/Russia

Afterwards, there will be the possibility to ask questions.

About Robert (Todd) Becker:
Robert (Todd) Becker grew up in Washington D.C. and spent most of his life in Europe, especially in Germany and the Balkans. He continued to study German and Central European history in his master's and doctoral studies. Between 1966 and 2000, Todd served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. He worked in Athens, Greece and on the Fiji Islands, among others. He spent most of his working life in Berlin, Bonn and Munich. He was mainly concerned with the East-West conflict. In 1990, Robert Becker was appointed Consul General for the Consulate General he reopened in Leipzig. Here, he met his wife Christa and was a co-founder of the International School of Leipzig. Todd has participated in seven international election observations organized by the OSCE, including East Germany in 1990 and West Germany in 2004 as well as in the Ukraine, Belorussia, Montenegro and Croatia. Since 2013, Todd has been giving lectures and seminars at Salisbury University in Maryland.

About the Presenter:
The HHL Expert Talk series is moderated by Sigrid Fischer, Director Career and Alumni Relations HHL.

Language and Data Protection:
The talk will be held in English and is hybrid and free of charge.
Please notice that we will record this event (film) without showing participants or chats and use this material internally and/or externally in accordance with § 23 KunstUrHG and article 6 par. 1f) DSGVO.

Information on participating / attending:
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06/27/2022 16:00 - 06/27/2022 17:30

Event venue:

Online via Zoom

Target group:

all interested persons



Subject areas:

Economics / business administration, Politics

Types of events:

Seminar / workshop / discussion




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