Frankfurt Event - 'The Crisis of the World: 1933 and 2023'

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Frankfurt Event - 'The Crisis of the World: 1933 and 2023'

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Join our Frankfurt Alumni Chapter and Professor Thomas Weber for a fascinating discussion on Friday 20 October from 6.30pm at Deutsche Bank, Mainzer Landstraße 11-17, Frankfurt.

Thomas Weber is Professor of History and International Affairs as well as founding Director of the Centre for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen. He also is a Visiting Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has written a number of best-selling and critically acclaimed books and is internationally renowned for his research and knowledge of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

During this presentation, 'The Crisis of the World: 1933 and 2023', 90 years after the Nazi seizure of power, Professor Weber will look back at how the perception of living in the greatest crisis in centuries led to the death of democracy and the collapse of Europe in the 1930s. He will raise the question of whether the attempts of recent decades to prevent a repeat of such a crisis have succeeded or if a change in direction is required in 2023 - a time when the perception of living in a permanent existential crisis is once again becoming widespread. Finally, he will demonstrate that, in order to build a more weatherproof democracy, it might be even more pertinent to look at why democracy survived in parts of Europe in the 1930s than it is to draw lessons from the death of democracy in Germany.

Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to network with fellow alumni and Professor Weber.

Online registrations for this event are now closed. If you would like to register to attend please email

Professor Thomas Weber
Deutsche Bank