The Fall of the Berlin Wall - PINNALLA Lunch Talk at Think Corner, November 14, 2019, at 12 pm

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this discussion will explore the effects of this momentous event which perhaps more than any other single occurrence has come to epitomize the change of the world order at the end of the 20th century.

With interviews gathered from a longitudinal study with former East German activists, from a new Finnish non-fiction book on everyday life in East Germany, and to a discussion of lives lost at the Berlin Wall, this event will explore the significance of the fall of the Berlin Wall three decades later.


Professor Pertti Ahonen, University of Jyväskylä – author of Death at the Berlin Wall  (Oxford UP, 2011)

Professor Molly Andrews, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies – author of Shaping History: Narratives of Political Change (Cambridge UP, 2009)

Kati Koivikko, journalist, photographer, nonfiction writer – author of Kirkkaankeltaisen Wartburgin kyydissä (Avain, 2019)

Moderator: Kaisa Kaakinen, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

Pinnalla is Think Corner's topical lunch event series which offers the perspective of research on burning issues. Together with experts, the events seek a deeper understanding of hot topics and current phenomena. Come to Think Corner for the smartest lunch in town! 

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and Kaisa Kaakinen, Research Coordinator at HCAS, kaisa.kaakinen[at]