Meet in Mitte format launched with a special event for the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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On 8 November, the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) will screen the film ‘Bornholmer Straße’ to mark the 29th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Harald Jäger, one of the main characters in the movie, will be present to give a first-hand account of the events on 9 of November, 1989.

Harald Jäger, who was a lieutenant colonel in the GDR border troops, became famous as commander of the crossing at Bornholmer Straße, which he opened on his own initiative on the evening of 9 November 1989.

Civil rights activist Ulrike Poppe will also be in attendance as a commentator. Poppe was the first Brandenburg state commissioner to deal with the consequences of the communist dictatorship.

The screening of ‘Bornholmer Straße’ will take place from 18.00-20.00 in the DOC office in Berlin. Please register here to attend.

Hosted by DOC, Meet in Mitte is an insightful new lecture series in the heart of Berlin where leading thinkers debate essential ideas in an impartial environment. The aim is to give visitors the chance to interact with experts and change-makers on a regular basis: stimulating lectures are followed by a brief expert response, audience Q&A, and networking.

Meet in Mitte is based around three vital streams of consideration for a Berlin audience at the forefront of cutting-edge thinking: To explore the dynamics of change within Europe, between the Western and non-Western worlds, and among the innovators and trend-setters shaping the global agenda of the future.

Europe inside-out: Europe is at a crossroads and a vibrant but polarised debate on the nature of the European project is rising across the continent: To discuss multiple and diverging perspectives on the future of Europe.

A changing world: The world’s fastest economic growth now occurs far beyond the West: To explore new thinking on relations between East, West, South, and North.

Change-makers in dialogue: Grassroots activists, online visionaries, and forward-thinking creatives: The world’s true change-makers are not confined to corporate or geopolitical boundaries: To hear from the innovators in education, technology, and art building a better global society.

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