ANK: Public Lectures (online) at King's College London

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Dear colleagues,

You are warmly invited to a series of online talks organised by King's College London with the Centre for German Transnational Relations as well as the German Department and the Department for European & International Studies at King's College later this month. All events timings below are UK time. 

The Long Arm of the Stasi - How East German spies infiltrated the West

One of the most effective secret police agencies in history, the Stasi primarily existed to watch and repress the population of the GDR. But it also ran an elaborate foreign intelligence service the tentacles of which stretched deep into Western Europe, infiltrating both political and economic targets. Join Katrin Schreiter and Katja Hoyer as they explore the extent and nature of Stasi espionage in the West.


Katja Hoyer is a German-British historian and journalist. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London, a Washington Post columnist and the author of Blood and Iron - The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918.

Katrin Schreiter is Senior Lecturer in German and History at King’s College London. Her research mainly focusses on the interplay of economics and culture in the postwar era, and how these areas are connected to the politics of German and European Cold War diplomacy. She is the author of Designing One Nation: The Politics of Economic Culture and Trade in Divided Germany (Oxford University Press 2020).

Event Details:

This is a free, online public lecture, organised by King’s College London. The discussion will be hosted by Elizabeth Steward, Lecturer at the German department at King's. There will be a Q&A at the end.

Date: 31 May 2022

Time: 6pm GMT

Please sign up here to attend (Eventbrite link). Tickets are limited.


The History of the European Migration Regime: Germany’s Strategic Hegemony

Migration has remained a contentious issue in Europe over the last decades. The regulation of migration flows has created various clashes. Between the UK and EU member states, those clashes played a key role in Brexit. At the external borders of the European Union, they involved Turkey, Morocco, and Belarus. Within the EU itself, they were related to flows from east to west and south to north, included posted workers.

The Centre for German Transnational Relations is delighted to invite you to an online seminar with Dr Emmanuel Comte (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy) on 25 May at 3pm, organised in collaboration with the Department for European & International Studies. Emmanuel will speak on Germany's Strategic Hegemony. The History of the European Migration Regime.


Date: 25 May 2022

Time: 3pm

Please sign up here (Eventbrite Link) to attend the event.


If you have any questions about these events, please contact

Kind regards,

Annegret Märten (she/her)

PhD Researcher (FHEA)
Department of German Studies
King’s College London

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