A Conversation with J.D. Bindenagel

The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy will be hosting another speaker in another installment of their Reflections on a Life in Diplomacy events.

Thie event, titled “Art, Memory, and Identity”, will be a conversation between Dr. Gene Beiriger of DePaul’s Department of History and J.D. Bindenagel on the ongoing restitution of Nazi-looted art from the Second World War. Bindenagel, a former U.S. Ambassador and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, played a central role in creating the national protocols on this restitution, known as the Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art, which was established in December of 1998.

Bindenagel is an expert on German diplomacy and US – German relations. He served in West, East and in united Germany, including as deputy chief of mission (1994-1996) and Chargé d’Affaires in the U.S. Embassy, Bonn, from 1996 to 1997. From 2014 to 2019, he served as the founding Henry Kissinger Professor for security and governance at Bonn University. He currently teaches strategic foresight as Senior Professor at Bonn University and has published widely on international security issues in the 21st century.

Join Dr. Beiriger and J.D. Bindenagel as they reflect on art’s impact on culture and the history of opposition to art as a tool for expressing identity and preserving memory,

This event will be held Tuesday, February 28th from 5-6 both over Zoom and in Levan Room 505. Everyone who attends this event will receive an Honors point. To register for this event, visit this link

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