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Criticism and Compromise – Humboldt as Politician

20.06.2019
Start 19:00

Alexander von Humboldt was a political writer. His collected writings show how resolutely he engaged as a public intellectual in international matters – against slavery, for the emancipation of the Jews and in the presidential election campaign in the USA. They also show the limits of his commitment and the compromises he made with authoritarian governments. His testimony in both these regards is of utmost topicality today.

With: Oliver Lubrich, University of Berne
Language: German

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - 250 Jahre Alexander von Humboldt
E-Mail: Veranstaltungen-250avh@hu-berlin.de

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Unter den Linden 6
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
10117 Berlin
Germany

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