Pierre du Bois Chair Public Lectures – Project Europe: A History by Kiran Klaus Patel

Michael Goebel pursued the aims of the Pierre du Bois Chair by also organizing a series of public lectures that address Europe’s role in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century world, for example through colonialism and migration, as well as the question of how that global role conversely impacted European history itself.

Project Europe: A History

MONDAY 12 OCTOBER 2020, 16:00 – 17:30

This online lecture provided a fresh and provocative interpretation of the history of European integration. It discussed how the European Union and its predecessors became so important over time, and how it has impacted ordinary people’s lives. Did it really create peace after the Second World War, as is often argued? How about its contribution to creating prosperity? The presentation looked back at the myths and realities of integration and challenged conventional wisdoms of Europhiles and Euro-sceptics alike.

Kiran Klaus Patel holds the chair of European history at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich. Before joining LMU, he held chairs at Maastricht University and the European University Institute in Florence, and an assistant professorship at Humboldt University in Berlin. He has been (inter alia) a visiting fellow/professor at Harvard University, LSE, Sciences Po in Paris and the University of Oxford. His latest publications include: Project Europe: A History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020); The New Deal: A Global History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016).

Please watch here the Video of the Lecture