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Episode 5 – Amerikainteresse in den 90er-Jahren w/ Katja Kanzler

Unsere heutige Gästin ist Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler. Sie ist Alumna der Amerikanistik an der ehemaligen Karl-Marx-Universität und seit 2018 Professorin für Amerikanische Literatur am Institut für Amerikanistik der Universität Leipzig. Zuvor war sie an der Universität Konstanz und der Technischen Universität Dresden tätig. Außerdem ist sie Vorsitzende des Deutsch-Amerikanischen Instituts Sachsen. In unserem Gespräch […]

Episode 3: US Diplomacy in Eastern Germany — Then and Now w/ Timothy Eydelnant

In this episode of That’s Interesting, we talk to Consul General Timothy Eydelnant. Originally from Belarus, Timothy Eydelnant assumed duty as US Consul General in the states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia in July 2017. He previously served as Syrian humanitarian assistance coordinator for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration. […]

Episode 2: The Current State of Transatlantic Relations w/ Paul S. Rundquist

In this episode, we talk to Professor Paul Rundquist about the current state of transatlantic relations from a historical perspective. We also talked about his transatlantic career, impeachment proceedings against President Trump, and the ongoing presidential campaign. Paul Rundquist is a former congressional operations specialist, who worked for the Congressional Research Service of the Library […]

Lying in State—Being Part of History [From Leipzig to Washington Blog #10]

Last week did not start according to plan for Congress. Before the new Congress starts in January, the current members are, namely, still trying to pass several pieces of legislation such as the remaining fiscal 2019 funding bills. Due to the death of former President George H. W. Bush, however, the business of the federal […]

“La Frontera: Artists Along the US-Mexican Border” Explores the Complexity of the US-Mexican Border

On November 29, 2018 we opened the photo exhibition “La Frontera: Artists Along the US-Mexican Border” by New York City-based, German artist Stefan Falke at Leipzig University’s Hörsaalgebäude. We welcomed around 50 guests, among them students, Leipzig University faculty, Leipzig locals, as well as a group of Gymnasium students and their class teacher, to explore […]

Checking Out Checks and Balances [From Leipzig to Washington Blog #9]

I took a short break from my writing during Thanksgiving, as that week was extremely short due to everyone travelling home for the holidays. Coming back from a very long weekend, however, the Congress started working full steam ahead. House Democrats are busy forming their leadership, with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi now officially being nominated for […]