Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a conversation between Prof. Claus Leggewie and Daniel Cohn-Bendit on "50 Years Later – A Conversation about May 68 and Its Repercussions."
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, one of the main protagonists of the youth revolt between France and Germany, talks with the German political scientist Claus Leggewie about accomplishments, unintended effects and major omissions of the Sixties' revolt, about resistance today and the future of Franco-German relations.
About the participants:
Daniel Cohn-Bendit was a student leader during the unrest of May 1968 in France. Cohn-Bendit was city councillor for the office of multi-cultural affairs from 1989 through 1994 and a member of the European Parliament from 1994 through 2014. Today, Cohn Bendit is a freelance media activist.
Claus Leggewie holds the Ludwig Boerne Professorship at the University of Giessen (Germany) and is co-director of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg (Germany). Until recently he was the director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen. 1995-1998 he was the first incumbent of the Max Weber Chair at New York University where he received the Volkmar Sander Prize in 2016. His most recent book is "Europe first. A declaration of independance".