This month...

19:00 Friday 16th November

Talk by Professor Mohamed Rabie

'The future of Western democracy'

Hotel Zum Ritter St.Georg - Ratsherrenstube
Hauptstr. 178         
69117 Heidelberg (Altstadt)

Biographical notes:

Dr. Rabie is professor of International Political Economics and has taught at several Arab, American and European universities.  He is the recipient of several grants and awards from American, Egyptian, German, Jordanian, Kuwaiti and UN programmes.
In 2015, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award from the State of Palestine and in 2016 he won the same award from the Arab-American community in Houston, Texas.  In 1992, he was invited to become a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany, and is currently in Germany on a 3-month visit organised by the foundation. His home is in Washington DC.


Prof. Rabie has so far published 43 books - 13 of them in English - including The Politics of Foreign Aid, 1988; The New World Order, 1992; Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity, 1994; The US-PLO Dialogue, 1995; Saving Capitalism and Democracy, 2013; Global Economic and Cultural Transformation, 2013; A Theory of Sustainable Sociocultural and Economic Development, 2016; The Global Debt Crisis and its Sociopolitical Implications, 2018. 

In 1985 Prof. Rabie predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 1988 he conceived the idea of the US-PLO dialogue and coordinated secret contacts between the US and the PLO which led to the peace process. In 1992, he predicted the Great Recession. Before the “The Arab Spring”, he predicted the scenario of upheaval and ascension to power of Islamic forces in several articles and books.

Currently, he is writing a book on the future of western civilization.
His talk to the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft will focus on the current trends in western democracy with particular reference to Europe.


Coming up .....

19:00 Friday 7th December 

Talk by Paula Henderson

'Gardens and places of pleasure in Shakespeare's London'

Hotel Zum Ritter St.Georg - Ratsherrenstube
Hauptstr. 178         
69117 Heidelberg (Altstadt)

Biographical notes:
Paula Henderson is a lecturer and writer on British architecture and garden history.

She has degrees in art history (University of Wisconsin, B.A., University of Chicago, M.A.) and a Ph.D. in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London.

Her first book, The Tudor House and Garden: architecture and landscape in the 16th and early 17th centuries (Yale University Press), won the prestigious Berger Prize for outstanding contribution to the history of British art for 2005. Since then she has published numerous books and essays on the history and design of gardens. 

Paula has appeared on (and advised) several BBC television programmes on historic gardens. She regularly organizes courses and study trips for the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has also lectured for many major London museums and academic institutions in Britain and the United States.

William Shakespeare lived in London from the 1580s to circa 1613, a period considered a ‘golden age’ in England and in London itself. While the city had become overcrowded, increasingly squalid and plague-ridden, London was also the epicentre of wealth, opportunity and fashion. Courtiers and aristocrats, aware of the benefits of royal patronage and the amusements of the metropolis, acquired grand mansions, which they complemented with fine gardens and orchards, filled with native and ‘outlandish’ plants. Nearby were smaller, but sometimes no less ambitious, merchants’ houses, as well as more modest dwellings and tenements, where tradesmen, artisans and immigrants lived.
This lecture considers a period when London was as much a garden as it was a city.


18:00 Thursday 13th December (Doors 17:30)

Information Evening for British Citizens in Heidelberg

In co-operation with the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Rhein-Neckar e.V. and British in Germany, the British Consulate Munich invite you to join them for an open evening for British citizens living in Germany, with

 - HM Consul General Simon Kendall
 - Nichola Hayton MBE, President DBG Rhein-Neckar e.V.
 - TBC, British in Germany e.V.

Please note: Limited spaces are available - Please register on Eventbrite

Safeguarding the rights of British nationals living and working in the EU remains a top priority for both the UK and the EU, and the British community in Germany are an important part of the future UK-Germany relationship. We are continuing our series of information evenings across Germany to ensure British citizens have the opportunity to share any concerns, and ask our speakers any questions they have about citizens’ rights post-Brexit.
The event is primarily aimed at British citizens living in the Rhine Neckar region. Family members and friends are of course also welcome to attend.

Stadtbücherei Heidelberg
Poststraße 15, 69115 Heidelberg




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