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Volker Berghahn

Professor of History, Columbia University

Volker Berghahn is the Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University, where he works and teaches in the areas of modern German history and European-American relations.

Mr. Berghahn has authored six books, including America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe (2001); Der Untergang des alten Europas, 1900-1929 (1999); Quest for Economic Empire (editor, 1996); Imperial Germany (1995); The Americanization of West German Industry, 1945-1973 (1986); Modern Germany (1982); and Der Tirpitz-Plan (1971).

Mr. Berghahn received his M.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his PhD from the University of London. He taught in England and Germany before coming to Brown University in 1988, where he was the J. P. Birkelund Professor of History, and came to Columbia ten years later. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Articles by Volker Berghahn

Globalization, Americanization and Europeanization (Part III)

Will the United States be able to hold its central place within the world economy that it forged after 1945?

November 15, 2007

Globalization, Americanization and Europeanization (Part II)

How did the wars of the 20th century influence the trends of globalization, Americanization and Europeanization?

November 14, 2007

Globalization, Americanization and Europeanization (Part I)

How well do the concepts of globalization, Americanization and Europeanization explain today's world?

November 13, 2007