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In the Shadows of Reunification: The Treuhand and Its Legacy

Marcus Böick - Der Historiker hat die Geschichte der Treuhand erforscht und stellt sich den Fragen von Ralph Bollmann.

Professor und Historiker Dr. Marcus Böick posiert für ein Portrait vor dem MDR Landesfunkhaus in Magdeburg am 26.07.2018. Foto: Patrick Slesiona, © courtesy of Universität Ruhr

16.10.2019 - Article

Join a discussion on the Treuhand and the legacy of privatization in the former GDR on October 24 at the German House.

The German Consulate General Co-Presents:

The American Council on Germany,The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, and The University Alliance Ruhr cordially invite you to a discussion and reception with James J. Black and Dr. Marcus Böick “In the Shadows of Reunification: The Treuhand and the Legacy of Privatization in the Former GDR”


James J. Black is Of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Washington, D.C., where he advises German and Austrian companies on mergers and acquisitions and other business matters in the United States.  He has a JD and an MA (German) from the University of Virginia and worked in Frankfurt for 10 years, including as a partner and head of the US-law practice at a major international law firm.  As a Robert Bosch Fellow in Berlin in 1996-97, Mr. Black worked on privatization matters at the Bundesanstalt für vereinigungsbedingte Sonderaufgaben (BvS, Federal Institution for Special Issues Arising from German Unification), the successor to the Treuhand, which took up its work on January 1, 1995. 

Dr. Marcus Böick teaches contemporary history at Ruhr University Bochum, where he studied history, political science, and social psychology. His main interests are German and European contemporary and economic history – with a particular focus on structural change. His recent books include Die Treuhand. Idee – Praxis – Erfahrung 1990-1994 (2018), Wahrnehmung und Bewertung der Arbeit der Treuhandanstalt (2017), and Marketization/Vermarktlichung (2015). His new research project focuses on the emergence of the private security industry in Germany and the United States. 

Location and time:
The German House
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. 

RSVP via: Reunification

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