The Fall of the Berlin Wall: 1989 in Historical and Contemporary Perspective

November 2014.  The Berlin Wall was a tangible symbol of the Cold War that divided Europe, and especially Germany. On November 9, 1989—25 years ago—the gates opened and the Wall came down. Within a year, East and West Germany were reunited. This panel of four Saint Joseph’s University professors will commemorate this significant event. It will examine how and why the wall fell, as well as analyze the state of Eastern Europe then and now. Panel by Professors Lisa Baglione (Political Science Department), Thomas Buckley (Modern and Classical Languages Department), Melissa Chakars (History Department), Erik Huneke (History Department)