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Annual Ohio-Leipzig Summit Discussed Environmental Remediation in Saxony

A result of years of collaboration between Ohio University and Universität Leipzig, the Ohio-Leipzig Transatlantic Summit brings together students from across multiple disciplines. Every year, a select group of students from Ohio University and Leipzig University come together to work on a project of transatlantic importance and present their findings to a panel of experts […]

Prof. Crister S. Garrett (1962 – 2019)

With deep sadness and regret we have to inform you that our Director, Prof. Crister S. Garrett, passed away this Wednesday, 6 March 2019. Crister was the driving force behind American Space Leipzig. He dedicated his life to explaining, promoting, and supporting German-American relations. We have lost a wonderful Director, a true expert in international […]

“Trump Stays Trump.” Crister Garrett Interviewed by Deutschlandfunk

American Space Leipzig director, Crister S. Garrett, was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk on Jan 26, 2019 on recent events in Washington D.C. following the reopening of the government after a month-long shutdown over a dispute about the US-Mexico border wall funding. The ‘wall rhetoric’ is becoming milder. Recently, Trump spoke more about “security measures” on the […]

“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 […]

Die Geschichte der US-Mexikanischen Grenze Neu Erzählen. Fotograf Stefan Falke spricht über sein Pro

Mit seinem Projekt “La Frontera: Artists Along the US-Mexican Border” besucht der Fotograf Stefan Falke Künstlerinnen und Künstler auf beiden Seiten der 2000 Meilen langen US-mexikanischen Grenze und dokumentiert in seinen Fotografien die pulsierende, kulturelle Vielfalt der Region. Wir freuen uns “La Frontera” von November bis Ende Januar im Hörsaalgebäude der Universität Leipzig ausstellen zu […]