Berlin LIVE in Boston
03.10.2012 to 05.10.2012
On October 3, 2012, the day which celebrates Germany’s reunification, the general consul of Germany in Boston Mr. Schütte, extended an invitation to renowned guests from business, industry and research to share a memorable evening at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.
October 3 was chosen intentionally: On this reunification day, Boston turned its attention to the special relationship between the USA and Berlin. During Germany’s decades of division and also after the fall of the wall, the USA undertook repeated political efforts to encourage German reunification.
"Berlin – Capital of Cool and Capital of Science" was the evening’s theme. Berlin is one of the biggest and most diverse science and research regions in Europe. The evening’s keynote speaker and the ‘ambassador’ from Berlin, Dr. Paul Stoop, focussed on Berlin’s importance as a location for science by introducing the many excellent possibilities and well-advanced networks of Berlin’s science and research landscape. Berlin is particularly known for its expertise in intertwining higher education, research, industry and skilled-worker training. Here, in the prestigious state of Massachusetts, with its globally renowned university and research landscape, this evening set the course for possible types of collaboration between the USA and Berlin.
About the keynote speaker Dr. Paul Stoop: Currently, he heads the information and communication department at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin) and formally was a program director as well as deputy director at the American Academy in Berlin.
This collaboration with the German general consulate is the second project of the new event series called "Berlin LIVE" in cooperation with visitBerlin.