History Professor To Speak On Political Scandals In Germany

Feb. 14, 2000

Dr. Eric Rust, associate professor of history, will speak about the financial scandals currently enveloping the German political scene at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Cowden room of the Bill Daniel Student Center. The speech is part of the current issues lecture series.

Controversies involving clandestine bank accounts and other secret contributions have the country's two major democratic parties on the defensive.

"This unusual scandal affects one of our major allies and could lead to a major revision to how the world sees politics in Germany," Rust said. "This is the first major political scandal in 30 years for a country which has prided itself on being clean politically."

The first evidence of wrongdoing began to surface last fall and new revelations are being made almost daily. In his lecture, Rust will acquaint the audience with the German political system as a whole and describe, in detail, the recent scandals. He will discuss whether democracy in Germany will suffer and who, if anyone, will profit from the situation.

A foreign film series will feature the Chinese film "A Mongolian Tale" Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 4:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Castellaw Communications building.

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Marsh, assistant professor of political science, at 710-6058.

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