Arts & Sciences, Marquette Business

Exhibit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Willy Brandt making U.S. debut at Marquette, Feb. 12-14 

The Marquette community and members of the public are invited to an international exhibit highlighting the life of former German Chancellor Willy Brandt from Monday, Feb. 12, through Thursday, Feb. 14, in the AMU Lunda Room and Henke Lounge.

Marquette is the first stop on the exhibit’s U.S. national tour. The exhibit explores Brandt’s life as an anti-fascist activist, his time as a leader of West Berlin during the Cold War and his Nobel Peace Prize laureate honor.

Dr. Wolfram Hoppenstedt, The director of das Bundezkanzler Willy Brandt Stiftung, will accompany the exhibit, meeting with the public and the Marquette community. Hoppenstedt is bringing the exhibition to Marquette as a tribute to Joe Daniels, former James H. Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration and a personal friend.

The exhibit will be open to the public from:

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 13
  • 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 14

Registration is free and can be done online.

Comparable to the U.S. Presidential Library, the Bundezkanzler Willy Brandt Stiftung was established as a foundation in 1994 by the German parliament. A non-partisan institution committed to the highest principles of scholarship, it commemorates the life and political work of Brandt. Funded by the German federal budget, this foundation is independent in its direction. The international exhibit on display has been on tour in Europe since 2019.