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Faculty Lecture, Prisoner’s Dilemmas: Life and Choices behind the Berlin Wall, Part 2, Tuesday, March 3rd

by Library News on 2020-03-02T11:34:56-08:00 | Comments

Prisoner's Dilemmas: Life and Choices behind the Berlin Wall, Part 2

Christian Roessler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Economics

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Where: Library Biella Room
Refreshments will be served

Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall, deadly symbol of the Cold War, collapsed in a series of events no one had predicted. Economics Associate Professor and game theorist Christian Roessler, who grew up in the immediate vicinity of the Wall, on a street divided into East and West, Communism and Capitalism, speaks about life in an all-knowing totalitarian state, the interdependent personal choices that allowed the Wall to stand and then suddenly caused it to fall, bringing a seemingly invincible system down with it.

Part 2 examines the impact of the Wall on the individual stories of notable as well as “ordinary” people – how they coped in different ways with an immoral system and, in doing so, made a crucial difference.

This event is open to the public.

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