Special Event

Special Event

Public Lecture by Dr. Roman Köster

University of the Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany

 “Waste Management in German Cities Since World War II: Changing Environmental and Policy Issues”


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Monday, October 8, 2012
6:00-7:00 p.m.

A public reception will follow the presentation

University Center for the Humanities
2500 Knauss Hall

Modern industrial societies generate ever-increasing amounts of garbage, creating environmental, policy, and fiscal challenges. The German Federal Republic’s densely populated cities have experimented with multiple solutions, including landfills, incineration, composting, and recycling. Come hear Dr. Köster’s historical account of a half century’s waste management experiences in Germany.

Roman Köster is a specialist in modern environmental, economic and business history. He is a member of the Institute for Economic, Social, and Technology History at the University of the Bundeswehr, Munich.

Dr. Köster’s visit is sponsored by the following Departments and Programs:
History (Burnham Macmillan Fund), Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, World Languages and Literatures, the Haenicke Institute for Global Studies;
and the University Center for the Humanities.


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