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UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture

The Modern and the Traditional: Germany in the 21st Century

featuring David Coury, Professor of Humanistic Studies and Global Studies

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Tuesday evening, September 22, 2015

Gathering/Cash Bar: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Dinner and presentation 6:30-8:00 p.m.

$29 per person

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Germany lies at the heart of Europe and was one of the founding members of the European Union. It is Europe’s strongest economy and perennially one of the world’s top exporters, a remarkable feat 70 years after the end of WWII and 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. As such, Germany is a land of many contrasts—culturally, geographically and politically. It is a progressive, forward-looking nation that never forgets its past. It is a modern center of technology that also embraces tradition. This talk will explore the many contrasts that make up Germany today.


Featured Presenter: David Coury

David CouryProfessor of Humanistic Studies and Global Studies

Prof. Coury is Professor of Humanistic Studies (German) and Global Studies and also Co-Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships. Additionally he is one of the advisors of the International Business Minor.

As an undergraduate, Prof. Coury studied in Salzburg, Austria and then later, studied for almost two years at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He has published widely on contemporary German cinema as well as the contemporary novel. More recently he has been studying the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures as expressed in European literature and film. Of particularly interest in the role globalization has played in shaping conceptions of identity as well as the so-called clash of cultures and civilizations in Europe.

An avid cinephile, he is also the director of the Green Bay Film Society and serves on the board of Film Green Bay.


Germany Dinner Menu


  • Pea Soup
  • German Potato Salad
  • Pretzel rolls with ground mustard


  • Beef Rouladen
  • Currywurst - popular street food in Germany
  • Eggplant Schnitzel


  • Brussel Sprouts with Caramelized Onion and Bacon
  • Braised Red Cabbage
  • Mushroom Spätzle


  • Dunkel Gingerbread with Chocolate Chunks


UW-Green Bay's Dinner Lecture Series, hosted by the Division of Outreach and Adult Access, highlights UW-Green Bay faculty expertise on various projects and interests in a socially accommodating, friendly learning atmosphere for the greater Green Bay community. Each evening event begins with a social/greeting time, followed by a delicious menu expertly prepared by the University's chefs. While enjoying dessert, the featured guest faculty will showcase his or her work in a presentation format. The event usually culminates with a short question/answer session, usually ending by 8:15 p.m.

Dress is typically business casual and comfortable.