Last week was the kickoff event of our #Wendegeschichten series.

Leslie Colitt took us on journey from the beginnings of the separation of Germany and of Berlin through the Cold War period to the peaceful demonstrations for change in the GDR and the famous press conference with Günter Schabowski which led to the opening of the borders and to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

He witnessed all this and much more from the perspective of an American journalist who observed and reported on the developments in Eastern Europe and its people in the second half of the last century with great interest and empathy.

We are most grateful to Leslie for having shared his stories.

Massive credit goes to our dear friend John Faulk 📷 for the incredible photos!


Tanya Verma

Tanya Verma is an Indian qualified lawyer currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Dispute Resolution at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She obtained a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration and Legislative Law from a renowned university in India. During her five-year tenure in law school, Tanya had the opportunity to intern under esteemed designated Senior […]

Pablo Ortega Krstulovic

Pablo Ortega Krstulovic is a Chilean-qualified lawyer who joins us as a visiting professional from the new class of the IDR LL.M at HU. He grew up in Arica, Chile and completed his legal education at the University of Chile in Santiago. Before moving to Berlin, Pablo gained experience as an associate lawyer at one of […]

Diego Melendez Hirezi

Diego Melendez Hirezi is a Salvadorean-qualified lawyer. He graduated from the Superior School of Business and Economics of El Salvador. Currently, he is a student in the International Dispute Resolution LL.M program at Berlin Humboldt University. For more than five years, he worked as an associate in the litigation and arbitration department of Arias Law, a […]

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