The Washington Post’s slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness” calls attention to the importance of an unbiased and free press and news broadcast media for a functioning democracy. This traditional role, however, has been challenged by political circles and a public increasingly suspicious of news media. “Fake News,” digitalization and its influence on print media, changing […]
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 […]
In recent years, Leipzig has attracted more and more startups. Young and creative entrepreneurs shape the city’s industry with innovative ideas and a can-do spirit. The startup landscape is multifaceted; BlackBee for example, offers new solutions for market analyses. Food.de is one of the leading online super markets in Germany. futalis offers the perfect food […]
On January 25, the German-American Institutes (GAI) and US Consulates from Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, and Munich came together at the US Embassy Berlin for the annual GAI workshop to celebrate the transatlantic partnership and discuss the future of German-American relations. This year, the workshop covered developments in the transatlantic partnership under the new administration, […]
On January 20, American Space Leipzig Director, Prof. Crister S. Garrett, shared his assessment of the Government shutdown in an interview with Deutschlandfunk. The discord about the budget, says Prof. Garrett, is not an ideological battle but a political gamble. Republicans adopt a hard line on immigration policy to secure key constituencies in traditionally Republican […]
Crister Garrett Discusses Trump Era US and Its Relations with Europe and Asia for MDR Kultur Radi...
American Space Director Crister S. Garrett discussed the state of relations of the United States with Europe and Asia almost one year into the Presidency of Donald J. Trump. Prof. Garrett posits that in spite of the US administration’s America First policy, Europe continues, and will continue to be the United State’s most important ally […]