Paul Hockenos: Berlin Calling

Paul Hockenos
© Paul Hockenos

Reading and Discussion

various locations

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm: Brandeis University,Levine-Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center, Waltham

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Boston University,Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road (1st floor), Boston

A journey through the subcultures, the occupied squats, and late-night scenes in the anarchic first few years of Berlin after the fall of the Wall, told by Berlin-based writer Paul Hockenos.

Can unruly artists change the world? Or do they just provide the soundtrack to history? The Berlin of the 1980s is famous for two things: a wild counterculture and the surprising end of the Cold War. Paul Hockenos, who knows the city inside out, brings them together in a fast-paced, sometimes astonishing story of underground clubs, squatters, and dissidents. —Brian Ladd, author of The Ghosts of Berlin

Berlin Calling © © The New Press Berlin Calling © The New Press

Paul Hockenos has written about Germany and Central Europe since 1989. He has spent most of his adult life in Berlin. His work appears in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, The Nation, Chronicle of Higher Education, and many other publications. He has held prize fellowships at the American Academy in Berlin, European Journalism College, German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of three books on European politics and most recently Berlin Calling.


various locations

Language: in English
Price: free and open to the public