MOVIE Seminar on the occasion of 25 years of Germany Reunification

06 November 2015, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

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Opening ceremony:

Jan Blezinger, Counsellor and Head of Press and Cultural Affairs Section the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany (TBC)

Professor Dr. Pornsan Watanangura, Department of Western Languages Faculty of Arts Chulalongkorn University, President, Thai-German Society

Dangkamon Na-pombejra, Dramatic Arts, Chulalongkorn University

Henning Glaser, Director, German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for  Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)

Michael Winzer, Head, Konrad  Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Thailand office

Introductory Lecture:

Henning Glaser, The Breakdown of The German Democratic Republic (GDR) and the “The Lives of Others”

Movie Session: The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)

Public Discussion & Roundtable:  The Breakdown of the German Democratic Republic and the German Reunification:

Question Round: Dr. Warawit Kanithasen, Prof.Dr.Pornsan Watanangura, Dr. Bhawan Ruengsilp, Dr. Tul Israngura Na Ayudhya (CU, History), Dr.Cattiyaporn Sassitaramas (TBC)

Answer Panel: Jan Blezinger, Michael Winzer (KAS), Georg Verweyen (DAAD)


On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the German re-unification, CPG together with the Thai-German Society Thailand, the Department of Western Languages of the Faculty of Arts of Chulalongkorn University and Konrad Adenauer Foundation arranged a movie-seminar on “The Lives of Others” on 6 November 2015at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. Presented was the movie “The Lives of Others”, a German Oscar-winning drama film on the surveillance system and practice in former East Germany. Henning Glaser(CPG) introduced to the movie with a lecture on “State Surveillance and Repression in the GDR”, followed by the presentation of the movie which then was lively discussed among the participants.

The discussion was initiated by a panel highlighting various aspects of the German unification. Among the panelists of the discussion session were Dr. Warawit Kanithasen, CPG Senior Research Fellow; Prof. Dr. Pornsan Watanangura, President of the Thai-German Society Thailand; Dr. Cattiyaporn Sassitaramas, Faculty of Social Sciences, Srinakharinwirot University; Jan Blezinger, Counsellor, Head of Press and Cultural Section, German Embassy in Bangkok; Dr. Georg Verweyen, Director, DAAD Information Center Bangkok; and Michael Winzer, Head, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Thailand office.