News and Announcements

Keynote Lecture:

Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought invites you to join us for the inauguration of the new international studies track/focus area, Germany in a Globalized World.

Keynote Lecture by Karlfried BergnerMinister of Culture and Communications, German Embassy, DC

“German Foreign Policy in the 21st Century”

Gilman 138D
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
5:15 pm



Thursday, May 2, 2013

"Why Humanist Scholarship in an Uncertain World: Reflections from the German Tradition" 

A lecture by John Smith, University of Waterloo / UC Irvine
Location: Gilman 138-D

Light refreshments will be served.



Please join us for the Inaugural Conference of the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought at JHU:

The Aesthetics of Bildung:  Literature, Knowledge, and the Pleasure of Representation

November 9, 8:00-1:00, Gilman 130D (Donovan Room)
November 9, 2:30-6:30, Gilman 288 (Philosophy Seminar Room)
November 10, 8:00-6:30, Gilman 130D (Donovan Room)

for more information, contact Elisabeth Strowick ( or Rochelle Tobias (




The Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought announces a lecture by Ines Pohl, Editor-in-Chief of "die tageszeitung" ("The Daily Newspaper" commonly referred to as "taz"):

"From the Underground into the Heart of the Berlin Media World"

(Lecture and discussion in English)

Friday, February 3, 2012
4:00 pm
Levering Hall, Sherwood Room

Light refreshments will be served.



The German Program, Department of German and Romance Languages & Literatures and the Swiss Embassy, Washington, DC announce a Reading & Lecture by Swiss journalist and author Susann Bosshard-Kaelin:

westward  – encounters with Swiss American Women
westwärts – Begegnungen mit Amerika-Schweizerinnen

May 3, 2011
5:00 pm
Gilman 130D

Light refreshments will be served.




The Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought invites you to its Inauguration with a lecture by Professor Jürgen Fohrmann, President, University of Bonn:

Is there a Modern German Thought?
Reflections on the History of the University and a German Intellectual Tradition

April 5, 2011
6:00 pm
Gilman 50

A reception will be held at 5:00 pm in 479 Gilman Hall.