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4 August 2000

Starry Line-Up of Politicians and Statesmen for University of Heidelberg's "Studium Generale" Programme

Topic: "Peace. Germany's Role in Europe and Tomorrow's World"—Rector Prof. Dr. Jürgen Siebke invites the public to the "Studium Generale" lectures in the coming winter semester—Series begins on 23 October 2000 with former Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and closes 29 January 2001 with former Federal President Dr. Richard von Weizsäcker

Deviating from its well-established traditions over the last decades, the "Studium Generale", Heidelberg University's public lecture series, will be featuring for the first time not scientists and academics but major figures in German politics, airing their views on "Germany's Role in Europe and Tomorrow's World". Rector Prof. Dr. Jürgen Siebke extends a cordial welcome to everyone interested in attending these lectures in the course of the coming winter semester. The banner title of the series is "Peace". The proceedings get off to a prominent start on 23 October 2000 at 6 p.m.with former Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and end equally spectacularly with former Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker on 29 January 2001. Starting time at 7.30 p.m., the venue is the Great Hall of the New University.

Comments vice-rector Prof. Dr. Jochen Tröger: "Next term's Studium Generale is particularly attractive," the keynote topic having been as always selected for its universal interest value and ability to attract students and the general public alike. Professor Tröger sees it as an additional asset that top-ranking German politicians like Helmut Schmidt, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Rudolf Scharping, Klaus Kinkel, Richard von Weizsäcker and many others will be communicating their views on topical issues and political prospects for the future. Also, some of the lectures will be broadcast live on the internet and will be available for later retrieval on the University's website.

The programme:

Peace. Germany's Role in Europe and Tomorrow's World

German European and foreign policy—What can stay, what must go?

Studium Generale lecture series, University of Heidelberg, winter semester 2000/2001, every Monday, 7.30 p.m., Great Hall of the New University, Am Universitätsplatz, 69117 Heidelberg
(Exception : 23 October : 6 p.m.)

23 October 2000, 6 p.m.
Germany's Role in Europe and Europe's Role in the World
Helmut Schmidt, former Federal Chancellor

30 October 2000
Cooperation on Development: What Must Go?
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, MP
Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development

6 November 2000
Subsidiarity and Federalism as Elements of European Integration
Reinhold Bocklet, MSP
Bavarian Secretary of State for Federal and European Affairs

13 November 2000
Europeanizing Europe: A Counterpoise to the Transatlantic Alliance?
Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, MP

20 November 2000
Human Rights, Economics, Democracy: New Traditions, Old Interests?
Prof. Gert Weisskirchen, MP

27 November 2000
Joint Security in Europe: What's Behind the Term?
Rudolf Scharping, MP
Federal Minister of Defence

4 December 2000
Change Processes in Eastern Central Europe
Dr. Dietmar Bartsch, MP

11 December 2000
A European Constitution and the Constitution of Europe
Karl Lamers, MP

18 December 2000
Peace Strategies: Potentialities and Hazards
Angelika Beer, MP

22 January 2001
How Far Should European Union Go?
Klaus Kinkel, MP
former Federal Foreign Minister

29 January 2001
Europe in Tomorrow's World
Dr. Richard von Weizsäcker
former Federal President

Please address any inquiries to:
Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Jochen Tröger
phone: 06221/562329

or
Dr. Michael Schwarz
Press Officer of the University of Heidelberg
phone: 06221/542310, fax: 54317
michael.schwarz@rektorat.uni-heidelberg.de


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