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US Domestic Terrorism Is Nothing New | DLF Radio Interview with Crister S. Garrett

This week, 12 pipe bombs were sent to prominent Democrats and Trump critics. On Oct. 25, American Space Leipzig Director, Crister S. Garrett, talked to Deutschlandfunk Radio about the incidents. It is clear, Prof. Garrett explains, that this was attempted terrorism against critics of the Trump administration. This form of American domestic terrorism is not […]

Constituent Relations vol. 2 – The Phone Calls [From Leipzig to Washington Blog #3]

The past two weeks have been extraordinary. Despite all the focus at the moment being placed on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who lived and worked in Washington, D.C., the nomination and later confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is what still creates all the headlines. […]

Constituent Relations vol. 1 — The Capitol Tour [From Leipzig to Washington Blog #2]

It has been three weeks since I’ve started my internship at the US House of Representatives. What is the recipe for success? Coffee and news, news, news, and more news. Also, enough storage space on your phone for all the podcasts that analyze everything that has happened in the past weeks, from the Supreme Court […]

Stories from my U.S. Congress Internship – A Weekly Blog

Maša Ocvirk, former intern and core member of the American Space Leipzig team, is currently working as a Congressional intern in Washington D.C. In the following weeks, Maša will share her experience with us. Follow her journey in the weekly series “From Leipzig to Washington D.C.” every Monday at Washington—The City where Politics never […]

FAZ Interviewed Crister S. Garrett about the Florida Shooting

On February 15, FAZ interviewed American Space Leipzig Director, Crister S. Garrett, about the Florida mass shooting in which 17 people were killed. Crister Garrett explained that the reasons for such shootings are complex and go beyond the discussions about the Second Amendment. Social as well as cultural particularities combined with access to weapons contribute […]