The Impact of WALLS

This event is free and open to the public

 THE IMPACT OF WALLS: Experiencing Borders in

East/West Germany, Israel/Palestine, & U.S./Mexico

Monday, February 13, 2017
5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Discussion

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First Amendment Center
free parking available on-site
1207 18th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37212

Join us for a panel discussion regarding the impact of WALLS. Panelists will discuss the Berlin Wall between East and West Germany, the wall that separates Israel and Palestine, as well as the proposed wall for the U.S./Mexico border. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook

Discussion Panelists

Helmut Smith
Director of Max Kade Center for European and German Studies
Vanderbilt University
Helmut Walser Smith is a historian of modern Germany, with particular interests in the history of nation-building and nationalism, religious history, and the history of anti-Semitism. read more


Samar Ali
Adjunct Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University
Attorney, Bass Berry & Simms
Samar Ali is an expert on the intersection of national security and international economic development. At Bass Berry & Sims, Ali focuses on cross-border investments, transactions, immigration and compliance. read more

Mr. Mark K. GormanGabriella Sanchez
Assistant Professor of National Security Studies Institute
University of Texas – El Paso
Gabriella Sanchezan Assistant Professor of Security Studies and Associate Director for Research at The University of Texas El Paso’s National Security Studies Institute. Her research and teaching interests involve the social ecology of transnational organized crime, of border crossings and human mobility efforts, and of bottom-up resistance and insurgent movements. read more

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This event is sponsored by the Vanderbilt University Max Kade Center for European Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Robert Penn Warren Center & the International Studies Legal Program at Vanderbilt Law School