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Midterms Like No Other [From Leipzig to Washington Blog #7]

The long-awaited midterm elections are over. For the past six months the news media coverage was saturated with analyses of candidates and predictions of what the 116th Congress would look like. The media was, however, cautious about making bold statements, and for good reason. These midterms saw many races that were extremely close, with some […]

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 […]

Where is the Transatlantic Relationship Going? Panel Discussion with Crister Garrett

On July 9, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Hessen invited Prof. Crister S. Garrett, Director of American Space Leipzig, Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Head of Department External Economic Policy, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie, and Member of the European Parliament from Germany (Alliance 90/The Greens), Reinhard Bütikofer, to discuss the current state of transatlantic relations under the topic “Fremde […]

Sina Arnold Discussed Antisemitism in the American Left

On April 18, Dr. Sina Arnold from the Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung gave a talk about the history and current trends of antisemitism in the American left. American Space Leipzig welcomed around 40 guests at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig to discuss this controversial topic amidst increasing numbers of antisemitic incidents across the […]