26 years ago on November 9: Fall of the Berlin Wall

26 years ago on November 9: Fall of the Berlin Wall It was thanks to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell. In my view, one of the greatest statesmen of our times – unfortunately never supported by exploited by a triumphalist, winner-takes-it-all West. Those of us who remember those days and went down to hammer down that Wall can never ever forget! November 1989 was the best opportunity of our times to have created a better world. Short-sighted policies and politicans not reaching Gorbachev to the knees intellectually created the crises that we see today in Ukraine and elsewhere. Europe today could have been such a fabulous place. Tragic. Tragic.

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Ukraine – Conflict Diagnosis and How To Avoid New Cold War

Public Lecture https://www.facebook.com/events/555533467880311/ Where: Orkanen, room D131 When: 16:00 – 18:00 What: Ukraine – A Broader Conflict Diagnosis Towards Peace Instead of a New Cold War with lecturer Jan Öberg UF Malmö welcomes Jan Öberg, Director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), to discuss with us the Russia-Ukraine situation, and how it is an example of conflict-creation and confrontation. TFF is an independent think tank, a global network that aims to bring about peace by peaceful means. It inspires a passion for peace from the grassroots to the corridors of power. In 2013, TFF was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. As always, there will be time for questions and discussion, and fika will be served. The coffee, tea and soda served at UF events is FairTrade, and we will also provide vegan cupcakes from MiaMarias Catering for the first 40 guests! Because politics starts in your coffee cup.

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