In November 2006, media studies students from the University of Paderborn, in Germany, traveled to Berlin to photograph remnants of the wall. The exhibition “Icons of a Border Installation” documents their experience with 15 large-scale photo panels accompanied by text and sound.

The conference is co-sponsored by UCI’s Office of Research, UC Multi-Campus Research Program in World History, Center for Asian Studies, and departments of sociology and political science, as well as the American Council of Learned Societies. Discussion topics will include the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in China and the end of communism in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

A four-day conference called “1989: 20 Years After” will bring together scholars and experts to examine the international political, economic and social changes that have taken place since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism. Leszek Balcerowicz, Poland’s first post-communism finance minister, will deliver the keynote address. This event is hosted by the School of Social Sciences’ Center for the Study of Democracy. Full schedule here .

UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium lobby (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map)

07:00 a.m.