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Sa., 10. Sept.



Annual meeting of the German Friends of LSE

We cordially invite you and your partner to the annual meeting, featuring a dinner speech by Professor Kristina Spohr, Department of International History at LSE on “From Wendezeit to Zeitenwende: Rebuilding the World after 1989, Tearing up the post-Wall Peace in 2022”.

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Annual meeting of the German Friends of LSE
Annual meeting of the German Friends of LSE

Time & Location

10. Sept. 2022, 12:45 – 11. Sept. 2022, 14:00

Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland

About the event

Dear Alumnae, dear Alumni, dear Friends,

Berlin,  Germany’s capital and largest city by both area and population, is a  world city of culture, politics, media and science. Its economy is based  on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range  of creative industries, research facilities and media corporations.  Berlin continues to be Germany’s start-up capital and is a centre of  innovation and research for future concepts such as connected mobility,  climate change reduction, intelligent energy provisioning. During this  year’s annual meeting we will not only dive into Berlin’s start-up scene  but also learn about the 44 years of political prosecution in the GDR.

On Saturday afternoon, we will visit the Memorial Berlin-Hohenschönhausen,  the former GDR Stasi prison. Contemporary witnesses will give us an  authentic impression of the prison conditions between 1946 and 1990. You  are welcome to explore the permanent exhibition “Witness of Political  Prosecution” showing 300 photos and nearly 500 artefacts.

In the evening, we will enjoy a reception and dinner at the prestigious Berlin Capital Club located above the roof tops of the Berlin’s beautiful “Gendarmenmarkt” square. During the dinner LSE Professor Kristina Spohr,  one of the leading experts on security architecture post 1989 and the  author of a landmark biography of former chancellor Helmut Schmidt, will  give us her interpretation of the revolutionary upheaval of 1989 and  its impact on later development from post-Wall peace to the current  conflicts.

On Sunday, we will jointly kick off  a series of start-up events called “Social Innovation Trek” hosted by  LSE Generate taking place from 11th September to 14th September with a panel of LSE Alumni Start-up Entrepreneurs at INOSPACE at betahaus in Kreuzberg.

We cordially invite you and your partner to the annual meeting with the programme you see below.


Children,  friends and relatives are most welcome. The participation fee for  members is 40€ and for non-members to 75€. Children pay a reduced fee.  Please contact us for details. The fee includes the guided tours, coffee  break, dinner and drinks from the set menu at the Capital Club.  Please register by Sunday, 4th September by completing the registration form.  We ask members to log into the intranet when registering themselves, so  that the correct (reduced) rates for members is shown. Please transfer  the participation fee as soon as possible and no later than by Thursday, 8th September to our bank account: IBAN: DE57300700240612018200, BIC: DEUTDEDBDUE,  recipient: Freunde der LSE e. V., reference: Annual Meeting 2022 + names  of the participants. 

If you have not transferred the money by  then, your place may be cancelled. If you cancel your registration up to  one week prior to the event, we will refund your fee.  


Please  arrange travel and accommodation individually. A good overview of  accommodations is available at hotel search engines. If you plan to take  the train and tube, we recommend looking up suitable connections at Deutsche Bahn’s website and Berlin’s BVG, where you also can find a comprehensive tube and tram map.  Please contact us if you have any questions. We are looking forward to meeting you in Berlin.

Kind regards,

Pia Wagner

President, German Friends of LSE


  • 3 Stunden 15 Minuten

    Guided tour of Memorial Berlin-Hohenschönhausen the former Stasi prison

    Genslerstraße 66, 13055 Berlin

  • 1 Stunde

    Reception at the Berlin Capital Club

    Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin
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