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Elysee Treaty Celebration at UofL: Celebrating 50 Years of Peace

by Sells,Naomi Rachel last modified Oct 14, 2013 04:20 PM
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How after two World Wars FRANCE and GERMANY Found a Non-Violent Resolution to Conflict: A public forum with Paul Graham, French Consul General and Dr. Christian Brecht, German Consul General

  • Cultural Event
When Oct 21, 2013
from 02:15 pm to 04:15 pm
Where Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
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Fifty years ago France and Germany vowed to seek peaceful resolution of differences between their two nations with the signing of the Elysée Treaty.  Only eight years after the end of the second twentieth century war that pitted them against one another, the countries began to engage in economic, commercial, political, social, and educational exchanges, and dialog that continue to this day.

 The University of Louisville will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this monumental event by welcoming the French and German Consuls General* based in Chicago to campus on October 21.  A Forum Discussion open to the public will take place at 2:15PM in the Chao Auditorium (Ekstrom Library) where the Consuls will discuss the many mutual benefits – economic, political, social, educational – that their countries have enjoyed since the Elysée Treaty came into existence.  A significant portion of their time will be reserved for questions from the audience.  This is a rare opportunity for members of the UofL community to witness diplomacy in action. 

 At the end of the forum,  Dr. Wendy Pfeffer (Professor of French and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at the University of Louisville) will be made an Officier in the French Government’s Ordre des arts et des lettres by Mr. Paul Graham, French Consul General.

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