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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 4: “Indianer” in Deutschland w/ Frank Usbeck

Unser heutiger Gast ist Dr. Frank Usbeck. Er studierte Amerikanistik, Neue Geschichte, Journalistik und American Indian Studies an der Universität Leipzig und der University of Arizona. 2010 schloss er seine Dissertation über die Entwicklung der deutschen Indianerbegeisterung und deren Missbrauch durch die Nazipropaganda in den deutschen Printmedien zwischen 1925 und 1945 ab. Danach forschte er […]

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 […]

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 […]