Creativity and Crisis: China, Germany, and the United States in a Trans(l)ational Age

25 November 2016
In an age of tremendous upheavals, is there still room for creativity? Or does creativity especially thrive in crises, or even provide answers to them? The symposium brings together scholars, editors, writers, translators and students from multiple fields to consider new approaches to today’s pressing difficulties. Arts and humanities should be used, as they were formerly used, to offer ways of thinking about crises of the moment, be they environmental, socioeconomic, political, personal, or philosophical.

Crafting Economic Security: North America, Europe, and the Future of Transatlantic Trade

29 April 2016
Germany and Europe are seeking to build a 21st century trade architecture with North America. The Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are the most significant transatlantic effort since the end of the Cold War to craft a new model of economic security between North America and Europe. These efforts are controversial, however, and are being hotly debated on both sides of the Atlantic. Join us for a one-day conference with leading experts and the U.S. Ambassador to Germany to discuss and debate the future of transatlantic trade.

Building Opportunity? Diversity, Democracy, and Transatlantic Trade

15 April 2016
On the occasion of President Obama's visit to Germany to "talk trade", American Space Leipzig is organizing a one-day symposium to discuss and debate how TTIP has become a focus of democratic deliberations about encouraging prosperity, protecting society, and pursuing good government.

Democracy and Difference in the “Pacific Century”

9-11 July 2015
This conference seeks to bring together diverse scholars and a variety of other voices exploring the meaning of the trans­pacific in the context of trans­atlantic interactions and transnational American Studies. The bridging theme will be dialogues on difference and democracy as explored in diverse forms of expression, including literature, culture, knowledge construction, politics, economics, and the narrating of history.