Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy hosts "The Miracle of Leipzig"
A special retrospective of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War will take place at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy Nov. 2. The program will begin with a brief performance by musicians of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, followed by an excerpt of The Miracle of Leipzig, a film highlighting the peaceful protest of more than 70,000 people in Leipzig, Germany, whose chants of "We are the people" and nonviolent demands for freedom paved the way for the fall of the Berlin Wall one month later on Nov. 9, 1989.
The film excerpt will be followed by a panel discussion on this historic demonstration and the impact of the end of the Cold War. After a question-and-answer session, the evening will conclude with a reception.