Dec
10
Thu
Can Conservatives Be Climate Friendly? @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum 4.415
Dec 10 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

10Dec_12 You bet. The Real Story of Republican Mayor Jim Brainard of Carmel, Indiana, and Its Importance For American Politics.

Please join us for a brownbag roundtable discussion with national figure, Jim Brainard, Mayor of Carmel, Indiana.

Mr. Brainard argues that climate friendliness is a traditional Republican policy. For the last twenty years he has worked to create a health conscious community in Carmel. The city has since then received various awards for its healthy living.

Mr. Brainard won first place honors from the 2008 Mayor‘s Climate Protection Awards Program. In 2013, he became one of 26 local government representatives who make up the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, a new task force to help communities deal with the effects of climate change created by President Obama.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Building President Obama‘s Environmental Strategy @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 4.415
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 How Republicans Have been Asked to Help, and What this means for the  Country‘s Green Politics

10Dec_6Please join Jim Brainard, Mayor of Carmel, Indiana, for a talk on Republican environmental politics in the US.

Mr. Brainard argues that climate friendliness is a traditional part of Republican policy. He was part of the “State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force On Climate Preparedness and Resilience,“ which was established by President Obama as part of his climate action plan.

With Mr. Brainard as Mayor, the city of Carmel has developed from a driving to a walking and bicycling city. The city won several prices for its environmental policies and was voted the “Best Place to Live in United States“ by CNN Money in 2012.

 

 

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Feb
3
Wed
#ActOnClimate: More than Just a Hashtag @ Bibliotheca Albertina
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

plakat_27_01_2015Please join us on Wednesday, 3 February, 10:00 – 11:30 am, for a public talk on environmental policy with United States Ambassador to Germany, John B. Emerson. The event will take place at the Albertina Library.

Ambassador Emerson will discuss the Paris Agreement, a global accord between 196 states negotiated at the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2015. He will especially focus on how the Obama administration and the United States may help to achieve these ambitious goals.

After Ambassador Emerson’s opening talk the floor will be opened for questions and thoughts from the audience. The event will be moderated by Prof. Crister S. Garrett.

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Apr
2
Sat
Urban America: Mediating City Space as Place @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Apr 2 all-day

2AprilThe Fifth American Studies Leipzig Graduate Conference “Urban America: Mediating City Space as Place,” seeks to investigate the cultural, social, and political production of spatial realms and places in an interdisciplinary framework.

The event is sponsored by American Space Leipzig.

You can find more information here.

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Apr
11
Mon
What Are We Talking About? @ American Studies Seminar Room, GWZ 2.516
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

11April_UtaIntercultural communication has become indispensable in the global workplace.

In this seminar, Dr. Uta Kremer will present the concepts of intercultural communication, evaluate current dynamics of internationalization and their influence on the job market, and discuss the need for intercultural expertise.

Dr. Kremer holds a PhD from Leipzig University in Intercultural Communication, specializing in German-American interaction. She is part of the core team at the Leipzig University Digital Humanities Project and Intercultural Education Coordinator at American Space Leipzig.

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The workshop is part of a series on International Communication and Global Carreers.

Apr
14
Thu
(Un)begründete Sorgen? @ Museum der bildenden Künste
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Auftakt der Themenreihe “Freundschaft und Vorurteil. Über das Verhältnis Deutschland – USA”

KASmit Crister S. Garrett, Professor für amerikanische Außenpolitik, Universität Leipzig und Projektdirektor des American Space Leipzig; Cecilia Michel, Abteilungsleiterin International, Innovation und Umwelt der IHK Erfurt; Jacob Schrot, Gründer der „Initiative junger Transatlantiker“

Die Vereinigten Staaten und Deutschland verbindet eine lang gewachsene Beziehung. Sie wird von gemeinsamen Werten und Interessen getragen, die das Fundament für die vielschichtigen Verbindungen und Austauschprozesse bilden. Natürlich gibt es – wie in jeder Freundschaft – auch Kontroversen und Meinungsverschiedenheiten.

Das Jahr 2016 ist entscheidend für die Ausgestaltung der künftigen transatlantischen Beziehungen: Einerseits sollen die Verhandlungen über die Transatlantische Handels- und Investitionspartnerschaft (TTI P) bis Ende des Jahres abgeschlossen sein. Andererseits stehen im November die US-Präsidentschaftswahlen an. Eine Personalie, die nicht nur innen-, sondern auch außenpolitisch Tragweite besitzt.
Es gibt wohl kaum ein Thema, das so kontrovers diskutiert wird wie das geplante Freihandelsabkommen. Welche wirtschaftlichen Vorteile es für beide Partner bringt, muss unvoreingenommen und sachlich analysiert werden. Aktuell stellt sich aber die Frage, ob Antiamerikanismus in Deutschland in den letzten Jahren gesellschaftsfähig geworden ist. Dabei lohnt ein unverstellter Blick auf die Eigen- und Besonderheiten der US-amerikanischen Gesellschaft, um einander zu verstehen.

Sind die Sorgen und Ängste in Bezug auf TTI P berechtigt? Worin liegen die Gründe für unser zwiespältiges Verhältnis zu den USA ? Wie funktioniert der US-amerikanische Wahlkampf und wofür stehen die Kandidaten? Über diese und andere Fragen wollen wir ins Gespräch kommen.

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Apr
15
Fri
Building Opportunity? Diversity, Democracy, and Transatlantic Trade @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Apr 15 all-day

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OVERVIEW:

 The United States is the official partner country for the 2016 Hannover Trade Fair (25-29 April). President Barack Obama will travel to Germany to participate in the opening of this year’s Trade Fair alongside Chancellor Angela Merkel. Both President Obama and Chancellor Merkel will use the occasion to argue why encouraging increased trade between Germany and the United States serves both countries vital interests. The flagship effort to do so, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), has encountered however broad democratic resistance in Germany. Building new frameworks for growing trade is also controversial in the United States, as evident in American presidential candidates expressing doubts about the Pacific version of TTIP, the Transpacific Partnership (TPP). We are thus at a critical juncture in the global, transpacific, and transatlantic debates about the politics and possibilities of trade.

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. The “Handelsstadt” Leipzig likes to say about itself that trade and its own Trade Fair have helped make it an open and tolerant city. Does TTIP present such an opportunity to encourage diversity and democracy in the transatlantic community? 2016 will be a decisive year for helping provide answers to this fundamental question.

Symposium languages are German and English.

PROGRAM:

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Apr
20
Wed
Half-Time Report @ Albertina Library Lecture Hall
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

20AprilPlease join us for a talk on the presidential elections in the US with Prof. Paul Rundquist.

Prof. Rundquist was a Senior Researcher at the Congressional Research Service for some thirty years. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the relations between Congress and the Executive Branch. He has advised parliaments around the world on legislative affairs.

The talk will look into the current state and possible outcomes of the US Presidential Election 2016.

The event is free and open to the public.


 

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Apr
29
Fri
Crafting Economic Security – North America, Europe, and the Future of Transatlantic Trade @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Apr 29 all-day

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OVERVIEW:

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.

Conference language is English.

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May
9
Mon
The Currency of Culture @ American Studies Seminar Room, GWZ 2.516
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

9May_UtaThe field of intercultural communication comprises a wide range of models and methods.

Participants in this seminar will explore internationally different leadership styles and team dynamics, and discuss approaches of intercultural communication that help to determine challenges and solutions for international teams.

Dr. Kremer holds a PhD from Leipzig University in Intercultural Communication, specializing in German-American interactions. She is part of the core team at the Leipzig University Digital Humanities Project and Intercultural Education Coordinator at American Space Leipzig.

To participate in this workshop, please RSVP here.
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The workshop is part of a series on International Communication and Global Carreers.

May
19
Thu
Verstehen Wir die Amerikaner? – Werte, Einstellungen und Überzeugungen
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Öffentlicher Vortrag zu transatlantischen Beziehungen und Werten mit “Der Tagesspiegel” Redakteur Dr. Christoph von Marschal

KASDie Vereinigten Staaten und Deutschland verbindet eine lang gewachsene Beziehung. Sie wird von gemeinsamen Werten und Interessen getragen, die das Fundament für die vielschichtigen Verbindungen und Austauschprozesse bilden. Natürlich gibt es – wie in jeder Freundschaft – auch Kontroversen und Meinungsverschiedenheiten.

Um das Selbst- und Fremdbild der USA zu hinterfragen, haben die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und das US-Generalkonsulat Leipzig im vergangenen Jahr eine gemeinsame Veranstaltungsreihe initiiert. Mit der Fortsetzung des Formates sollen weitere Aspekte des deutsch-amerikanischen Verhältnisses beleuchtet werden.

Das Jahr 2016 ist entscheidend für die Ausgestaltung der künftigen Beziehungen: Einerseits sollen die Verhandlungen über die Transatlantische Handels- und Investitionspartnerschaft (TTI P) bis Ende des Jahres abgeschlossen sein. Andererseits stehen im November die US-Präsidentschaftswahlen an. Eine Personalie, die nicht nur innen-, sondern auch außenpolitisch Tragweite besitzt.
Es gibt wohl kaum ein Thema, das so kontrovers diskutiert wird wie das geplante Freihandelsabkommen. Welche wirtschaftlichen Vorteile es für beide Partner bringt, muss unvoreingenommen und sachlich analysiert werden. Aktuell stellt sich aber die Frage, ob Antiamerikanismus in Deutschland in den letzten Jahren gesellschaftsfähig geworden ist. Dabei lohnt ein unverstellter Blick auf die Eigen- und Besonderheiten der US-amerikanischen Gesellschaft, um einander zu verstehen.

Sind die Sorgen und Ängste in Bezug auf TTIP berechtigt? Worin liegen die Gründe für unser zwiespältiges Verhältnis zu den USA ? Wie funktioniert der US-amerikanische Wahlkampf und wofür stehen die Kandidaten? Über diese und andere Fragen wollen wir ins Gespräch kommen.

Um an der kostenfreien Veranstaltung teilzunehmen, melden Sie sich bitte hier an:
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Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung erhalten Sie auf den Seiten des Veranstalters.

May
26
Thu
The Purpose and Practice of Public Diplomacy @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum 4.415
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

26May

Please join us for a public talk on Public Diplomacy with American Diplomat, Jeremy Fowler, Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy to Germany.

The talk will look into the goals, tasks, and challenges of Public Diplomacy. These include communicating and clarifying political, economic and social differences between countries, along with explaining the policies of the administration which a diplomat represents. Ultimately, public diplomacy is about the art and practice of international communication to represent a country.

The event is free and open to the public.

May
30
Mon
The Language of American Politics @ American Studies Seminar Room, GWZ 2.516
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A workshop about American-English and understanding the 2016 Presidential race with Heather Pruessing.

30May_heather

American political jargon is confusing. When the grass roots are at war with astroturf or Yellow Dog Democrats become boll weevils and then Blue Dogs, the average talk radio listener or TV news viewer is likely to be perplexed.

In this workshop, Language & American Society Education Coordinator, Heather Pruessing, will investigate the linguistic richness of American politics with a focus on the 2016 Presidential elections.

To participate in this workshop, please RSVP here.

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Jun
2
Thu
“Religion in US Society” – Documentary Screening and Photo Exhibition of the US Study Tour 2015 @ Hörsaalgebäude, Saal 16
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Participants of the US Study Tour 2015 present their documentary film and exhibit photos to illustrate “Religion in US Society”

2June_Study Tour_website

The 2015 study tour is a cooperative project between the American Studies Institutes of the University of Leipzig and the Jagellonian University of Krakow. The took students of both universities to the heartland of the United States and focused on areas and cities that mirror central beliefs and values in American society.

We wanted to understand how religious traditions have persisted despite momentous social, economic, and demographic change, and what impact they continue to have on millions of Americans. Europeans often perceive American society as inscrutable, even contradictory. On the one hand they admire it as a model of technological advance and innovation, on the other they are puzzled by its claims to be “a city on the hill”, and a nation of believers that is in significant ways different from secular societies.

Students in Leipzig and Krakow participated in a graduate seminar on “Religion in American Society.”

From September 15 to October 2, 2015 students visited the following cities:

Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Montgomery (Indiana), and Chicago

A thank you goes out to the study tour’s sponsors for their generous support:

  • The American Consulates General in Krakow and Leipzig
  • Bell Flavors and Fragrances
  • SAB Sächsische AufbauBank
  • Former students who participated in previous study tours
  • Promos Support, International Office, University of Leipzig
  • Department of Philology, University of Leipzig
Translocal Chinese Migration to Peru 1849s-1930s @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum 2.516
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LectureSeries_PeopleOntheMovePlease join us for a lecture with Dr. Felipe Rubio Isla (Free University, Berlin) on Translocal Chinese Migration to Peru, 1849 – 1930s.

The event is part of a series that discussed migration, borders, and the biopolitics of the nation from a cultural studies perspective. It will address issues such as displacement, citizenship, marginality, and transnationalism and their representation in media, as well as in historiography and cultural theory.

Wie Wählt Amerika? – Über den US Präsidentschaftswahlkampf
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Öffentlicher Vortrag über den US Präsidentschaftswahlkampf mit Ralf Güldenzopf, Berlin Leiter der Abteilung Politische Kommunikation der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

 

KASDie Vereinigten Staaten und Deutschland verbindet eine lang gewachsene Beziehung. Sie wird von gemeinsamen Werten und Interessen getragen, die das Fundament für die vielschichtigen Verbindungen und Austauschprozesse bilden. Natürlich gibt es – wie in jeder Freundschaft – auch Kontroversen und Meinungsverschiedenheiten.

Um das Selbst- und Fremdbild der USA zu hinterfragen, haben die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und das US-Generalkonsulat Leipzig im vergangenen Jahr eine gemeinsame Veranstaltungsreihe initiiert. Mit der Fortsetzung des Formates sollen weitere Aspekte des deutsch-amerikanischen Verhältnisses beleuchtet werden.

Das Jahr 2016 ist entscheidend für die Ausgestaltung der künftigen Beziehungen: Einerseits sollen die Verhandlungen über die Transatlantische Handels- und Investitionspartnerschaft (TTIP) bis Ende des Jahres abgeschlossen sein. Andererseits stehen im November die US-Präsidentschaftswahlen an. Eine Personalie, die nicht nur innen-, sondern auch außenpolitisch Tragweite besitzt.
Es gibt wohl kaum ein Thema, das so kontrovers diskutiert wird wie das geplante Freihandelsabkommen. Welche wirtschaftlichen Vorteile es für beide Partner bringt, muss unvoreingenommen und sachlich analysiert werden. Aktuell stellt sich aber die Frage, ob Antiamerikanismus in Deutschland in den letzten Jahren gesellschaftsfähig geworden ist. Dabei lohnt ein unverstellter Blick auf die Eigen- und Besonderheiten der US-amerikanischen Gesellschaft, um einander zu verstehen.

Sind die Sorgen und Ängste in Bezug auf TTIP berechtigt? Worin liegen die Gründe für unser zwiespältiges Verhältnis zu den USA ? Wie funktioniert der US-amerikanische Wahlkampf und wofür stehen die Kandidaten? Über diese und andere Fragen wollen wir ins Gespräch kommen.

 

Um an der kostenfreien Veranstaltung teilzunehmen, melden Sie sich bitte hier an:
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Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung erhalten Sie auf den Seiten des Veranstalters.

Jun
9
Thu
Harvesting the Same Regulations? Food Safety in a Transatlantic Context @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Raum 4.415
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Public Lecture with Jerry Hagstrom award-winning agricultural journalist from Washington D.C.

9June

The transatlantic trade and investment Partnership has raised pointed questions on food safety on both sides of the Atlantic. Particularly in Europe there is widespread suspicion of American standards.

A look at the food safety/sustainability debate in the U.S. allows us to answer important questions in a transatlantic context: What are similarities and differences in the transatlantic regulatory landscape? Are there different philosophies at work or are political factors more important? Are there overlaps and convergences or do both systems develop in different directions?

In this public event, Jerry Hagstrom will give in-depth insights into the U.S. food regulation system and explore its implications for Germany/Europe.

Mr. Hagstrom is a prize-winning agricultural journalist and commentator. The American Journalism Review has named him one of the “unsung heroes“ of American journalism for “sterling work in the shadows“ covering agriculture.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Jun
16
Thu
The Refugee Debate as the Playing Field for the Construction of Germany @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 2516
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LectureSeries_PeopleOntheMovePlease join us for a lecture with Prof. Petra Landfester on the current refugee debate and Germany.

The event is part of a series that discussed migration, borders, and the biopolitics of the nation from a cultural studies perspective. It will address issues such as displacement, citizenship, marginality, and transnationalism and their representation in media, as well as in historiography and cultural theory.

 

Jun
20
Mon
Strategies of Effective Communication @ American Studies Seminar Room, GWZ 2.516
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

20June_UtaTo communication internationally in a successful way is dependent on the effective use of practical skill.

This workshop aims to differentiate distinctive international styles in presentations by addressing such questions as what are characteristics of our own cultural style, how does it differ to other cultures, what is expected in a professional presentation, and what makes for a successful presentation.

Dr. Kremer holds a PhD from Leipzig University in Intercultural Communication, specializing in German-American interactions. She is part of the core team at the Leipzig University Digital Humanities Project and Intercultural Education Coordinator at American Space Leipzig.

To participate in this workshop, please RSVP here.
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The workshop is part of a series on International Communication and Global Carreers.

Jun
28
Tue
Remembering Stonewall – Film Screening: The Case Against 8 @ American Space Leipzig
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

28June

Please join us for an exclusive public screening of the award-winning documentary The Case Against 8 on the occasion of the Stonewall Riots anniversary on 28 June. The Stonewall riots were a series of violent demonstrations by members of the LGBT community against a police raid on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, New York City.

The Case Against 8 takes an inside look at the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The film chronicles the struggle that helped pave the way for marriage equality battles nationwide, with behind the scenes access to the two California couples seeking the right to marry and the legal team of conservative Ted Olson and liberal David Boies.

The Case Against 8 provides a definitive account of the battle that effectively ended marriage discrimination in California and took the issue of marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court.

Please RSVP to the event until Sunday, June 26 by clicking the sign up button bellow.

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American Space provides pizza and drinks. Event is free and open to the public.

Jun
30
Thu
Problems and Challenges of Immigration Societies @ Center for Area Studies
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LectureSeries_PeopleOntheMovePlease join us for a lecture with Prof. Paul Scheffer (University of Tilburg, Netherlands) on Problems and Challenges of Immigration Societies.

The event is part of a series that discussed migration, borders, and the biopolitics of the nation from a cultural studies perspective. It will address issues such as displacement, citizenship, marginality, and transnationalism and their representation in media, as well as in historiography and cultural theory.

 

Jul
4
Mon
Women and the Changing Nature of the American Workplace @ American Space Leipzig
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

July4_3Please join us on U.S. Independence Day for a discussion on the changing nature of the American workplace for women. Language and American Society Coordinator, Heather Pruessing, will speak to the challenges, changes, and opportunities for empowerment in the contemporary American work world for women.

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the US, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. We invite you to join us for discussion, debate, and learning about how women are fighting for economic and employment independence.

Please RSVP by clicking the sign up button bellow.

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The event is free and open to the public.

Jul
5
Tue
Translating the Migratory World into Poetry @ American Space Leipzig
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

5July_DongPlease join us for a public reading with author Dong Li. Li‘s work is concerned with contemporary American, Chinese, and German voices exploring the relationship between language, culture, and politics.

In this public reading Li will present his experience from extensive trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific travels, which becomes a map of his poetry that moves from one language to another and ultimately amounts to a sensitive anthropology of our migratory world.

Dong Li holds an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University and is currently Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellow at the Institute for American Studies.

Li taught poetry workshops and worked as translator, research associate, and university tutor between 2008 and 2013 at Brown University. After a one-year Olive B. O‘Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing at Colgate University, he served as Asymptote journal‘s Editor-at-Large for China before coming to Bonn, Berlin, and Leipzig as a German Chancellor Fellow during 2015-2016. His poetry, essays, and translations have been published in magazines such as Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, Quarterly West, Poor Claudia, World Literature Today, Guernica, and PEN America. His work has been translated into German and appeared in manuskripte.

The event is free and open to the public.

Jul
6
Wed
William Faulkner’s “That Evening Sun” @ Uni Leipzig Hörsaalgebäude, HSG 2
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

6JulyPlease join us for a public lecture on William Faulkner‘s short-story “That Evening Sun“ with distinguished Professor Michael Grimwood from North Carolina State University.

Professor Grimwood is co-chair of the NCSU World Literature program. He teaches courses in American literature, Southern Literature, and Twentieth-Century literature as well as courses in European literatures for the program. He received departmental, college, and university awards for distinguished research and for outstanding teaching. He is the author of the book Heart in Conflict: Faulkner‘s Struggles with Vocation.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Jul
7
Thu
Looking East? – Transatlantic Security and the 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, 4.415
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

7JulyThe transatlantic security community faces a growing list of regional and global challenges that have reanimated the purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its place in European-American politics. On the eve of the historic NATO Summit in Warsaw during 8-9 July, American Space Leipzig invites you to join us for a roundtable to discuss and debate contemporary transatlantic security and the role of NATO for German, American, and European interests.

Speakers include Consul General Scott Riedmann from the United States Consulate Leipzig and Professor Crister S. Garrett, current Director of the Institute for American Studies.

 

The event is free and open to the public.

Sep
4
Sun
Cultures of Security – Summer School @ American Space Leipzig
Sep 4 – Sep 18 all-day

Third annual international ASL summer school exploring the evolving cultures of security shaping transatlantic relations.

The summer school is structured by a multidisciplinary approach involving experts from political science, history, sociology, cultural studies and economics. It will involve integrating contemporary case studies that will be further enriched by exploring diverse international relations concepts (such as realism, liberalism, and constructivism). The resulting learning will produce substantial advanced training for graduate students interested in careers in public policy, international organizations, government agencies, higher education, and the international private sector.

You can find more information here.

Sep
13
Tue
Presidential Election 2016 @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 2.516
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Change in the White House, Change in American Power and Purpose in the World?

13SepPlease join us for a roundtable discussion on the US Presidential Election 2016 with international relations expert, Dr. Adam Garfinkle.

Dr. Garfinkle served from 2003-05 as principal speechwriter to the Secretary of State (S/P, Policy Planning). In 2005, he founded the bi-monthly international affairs magazine The National Interest. Dr. Garfinkle has taught at the School for Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and other institutions of higher learning. Dr. Garfinkle served as a member of the National Security Study Group (as chief writer) of the US Commission on National Security/21st Century (the Hart-Rudman Commission), and as an aide to Senator Henry M. Jackson.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

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The Presidential Election 2016 @ American Space Leipzig
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

13Sep

Roundtable discussion with Adam Garfinkle on change in the White House, change in American power and purpose in the world.

Adam Garfinkle is founding editor of The American Interest. Before founding The American Interest, in 2005, he served in 2003-05 as principal speechwriter to the Secretary of State (S/P, Policy Planning). He has also been editor of The National Interest and has taught at the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and other institutions of higher learning. Garfinkle served as a member of the National Security Study Group (as chief writer) of the US Commission on National Security/21st Century (the Hart-Rudman Commission), and as an aide to Senator Henry M. Jackson.

Sep
14
Wed
Reflections of an American Teacher in a German Classroom @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 2516
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

14SepPlease join us for a roundtable discussion on the transatlantic experience of teaching with ASL Language & American Society Education Coordinator, Katie Protano.

As an American, Ms. Protano spent a Fulbright year as a teacher at the Rainer-Werner-Fassbender Fachoberschule für Sozialwesen in Munich.

While working closely with young students and teaching various classes, she had the chance to learn about the differences and similarities between the German and American classroom.

 

 

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Reflections of an American Teacher in a German Classroom @ American Space Leipzig
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

14Sep

Language and American Society Coordinator Katie Protano speaks about her transatlantic experience as a teacher.

Sep
15
Thu
Wahlen in den USA @ Stadtbibliothek Leipzig, Veranstaltungsraum "Franz Dominic Grassi"
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Professor Crister S. Garrett spricht über die Präsidentschaftswahlen in den USA und deren Bedeutung für Mitteleuropa.

You can find more information on the event here.

Wahlen in den USA und deren Bedeutung für Mitteldeutschland @ Stadtbibliothek Leipzig
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wahlen in den USA und deren Bedeutung für Mitteldeutschland @ Stadtbibliothek Leipzig | Leipzig | Sachsen | Germany

Amerika steht vor historischen Wahlen. Der Ausgang wird nicht nur das Land weitgehend prägen, sondern auch deutsch-amerikanische Beziehungen – auch in Mitteldeutschland. American Space Leipzig Direktor, Prof. Crister S. Garrett, spricht über die Wahl und deren Bedeutung für Mitteldeutschland.

Mehr Informationen finden Sie hier.

Der Event ist für die Öffentlichkeit zugänglich und umsonst.

 

Oct
6
Thu
Welcome BBQ @ American Studies Leipzig
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

American Space Leipzig and the American Studies Leipzig Alumni Association welcomes our entering BA and MA classes with a meet-and-greet BBQ. We will also have a booth with information material, lemonade and desserts.

Oct
11
Tue
Film Screening – Latino Americans @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 2516
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

11OctPlease join us for a special National Hispanic Heritage Month documentary film screening of the PBS series Latino Americans. The documentary is the first major series to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos as the largest minority in the US.

In this event, we will screen and discuss the documentary’s exploration of the Latino community’s diverse and complicated history and its central contribution to the American experience and society.

Please sign up for the event here.

Oct
17
Mon
Has the Transpacific Replaced the Transatlantic? @ American Space Leipzig
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Public lecture with Dr. Mireya Solís, holder of the Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Mireya Solís is a senior fellow and the Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies in the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies. An expert in Japan’s foreign economic policies, Solís earned a doctorate in government and a master’s in East Asian studies from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s in international relations from El Colegio de México. Her main research interests include Japanese politics, political economy, and foreign policy; international and comparative political economy; international relations; and government-business relations. She also has interests in broader issues in U.S.-Japan relations and East Asian multilateralism.

This event is free and open to the public.

Oct
19
Wed
Translating the Migratory World into Poetry – A Reading with Dong Li @ Konfuzius-Institut Leipzig
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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American Space Leipzig, in cooperation with the Konfuzius-Institut Leipzig, invites to a reading from Dong Li’s work.

Dong Li is currently the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellow at the Institute for American Studies at Leipzig University. His work is concerned with contemporary American, Chinese, and German voices exploring the relationship between language, culture, and politics. In this reading Li will present his experience from extensive trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific travels, which becomes a map of his poetry that moves from one language to another and ultimately amounts to a sensitive anthropology of our migratory world.

Reading is in English. The event is free and open to the public.

Oct
20
Thu
The Contemporary United States and Election Year 2016 @ Albertina University Library
Oct 20 all-day

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Every year, the Institute for American Studies Leipzig, in collaboration with American Space Leipzig, organizes a workshop for teachers.

This year, the workshop will take place on 20 October 2016 at the Albertina University Library and address the Presidential Election 2016.

 

Workshop Description:
Im November 2016 wählen die Bürger der USA einen neuen Präsidenten, die Mitglieder des Repräsentantenhauses, ein Drittel aller US Senatoren, 12 Gouverneure sowie tausende Staats- und Kommunalbeamte.
Der erste Dienstag im November jedes vierten Jahres ist damit ein sehr wichtiger Tag für die amerikanische Demokratie und die globale Gemeinschaft.
Der Präsidentschaftswahlkampf ist geleitet von populistischen Narrativen bei den Republikanern, wie auch den Demokraten. Populistische Politik wird zusehends wichtiger für Mitglieder der transatlantischen Gemeinschaft.
Der heftige Konkurrenzkampf und die völlige Ungewissheit über den Ausgang der Wahlen zeigen ein Amerika, das erbittert über seine Innen- und Außenpolitik, die Organisation seiner Ökonomie und über die Rolle seiner Sozialpolitik diskutiert, aber sich ebenso fragt, was es bedeutet ein Amerikaner im 21. Jahrhundert zu sein.

 

Program:

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09:00: Introductions

09:15 – 11:00: Prof. Hartmut Keil (Leipzig University)
“Diversity and Democratic Politics: Immigration, American Society, and the 2016 U.S. Elections“

11:00 – 11:15: Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30: Prof. Paul S. Rundquist (Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)
“’Is America Okay?'”: The United States & the 2016 Presidential and Congressional Elections“

12:30 – 01:00: Lunch Break

01:00 – 02:30: Prof. Crister S. Garrett (Leipzig University)
“America & Globalization: What the 2016 Elections Mean for the U.S. Role in the World“

 

Location:

Albertina University Library
Beethovenstraße 6
04107 Leipzig

Participation:
The workshop is fully booked.

Oct
25
Tue
ASLAA Workshop: What to do with American Studies? @ American Space Leipzig
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Studierende der American Studies stellen sich während ihres Bachelors oder Masters sicher oft die Frage, welche Berufe sie mit ihrem Abschluss ergreifen können. Da am Ende des Studiums kein konkreter Beruf wartet, gibt es eine große Auswahl an Jobs und viele mögliche Perspektiven und Wege, die ihr einschlagen könnt. Steige ich direkt in das Arbeitsleben ein? Ist eine Promotion für mich das richtige? Wie stehen meine Chancen im Ausland? Welche Tätigkeiten kommen überhaupt für mich in Frage?

Geleitet wird der Workshop von Katharina-Luise Kittler (President ASLAA) und Miriam Wilke (Vice President ASLAA). In diesem Workshop erarbeiten wir mit euch Strategien, die euch bei der Beantwortung der Frage „Was kann ich später mit einem Abschluss in American Studies machen?“ helfen sollen. Wir sprechen mit euch nicht nur über mögliche Berufe, sondern wollen euch auch dabei unterstützen, euren Weg nach dem Studium zu finden. Auch Zeitpläne und Organisationsstrategien erarbeiten wir mit euch und helfen euch so, eventuelle Hürden zu überwinden oder abzubauen.

Der Workshop findet am Dienstag, 25. Oktober, von 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr im Geisteswissenschaftlichen Zentrum (GWZ) in der Beethovenstraße 15, Raum 2.516 statt und richtet sich an alle Studierende, die sich aktuell im Bachelor– oder Masterprogramm American Studies Leipzig befinden.

Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos. Snacks und Getränke werden von uns bereitgestellt.

Weitere Infos finden Sie hier: www.facebook.com/events/1935864706640937/

Oct
28
Fri
POSTPONED – Architectures of Security: German-American Relations During the “Pacific Century“
Oct 28 all-day

The international symposium had to be postponed.

American Space Leipzig will announce the new date in the near future.

ASLAA: Professional Roundtable @ American Space Leipzig, 2.516
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Unsere Professional Roundtables sind eine ideale Gesprächsplattform für Studierende, die mit Alumni/ae von American Studies Leipzig in Kontakt kommen möchten. Regelmäßig werden in diesem Rahmen Ehemalige eingeladen, die von ihrem Einstieg in das Berufsleben und ihrer Berufserfahrung berichten. Im Anschluss an die Gesprächsrunde gibt es die Möglichkeit, gezielt Fragen an die Gäste zu stellen.

Alumna Anne-Kristin Steichele machte 2003 ihren Abschluss in American Studies. Sie arbeitet als Corporate Responsibility Manager GSA im Bereich Brand, Marketing & Communications bei Ernst&Young, einer der weltweit umsatzstärksten Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaften.

Alumna Lisa Wiedemann hat ebenfalls American Studies in Leipzig studiert und arbeitet heute als Projektmanagerin bei Randstad, Deutschlands größtem Personaldienstleister.

Der Roundtable findet am Freitag, 28. Oktober von 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr im Geisteswissenschaftlichen Zentrum (GWZ) in der Beethovenstraße 15, Raum 3.515 statt und richtet sich an alle Studierenden, die sich aktuell im Bachelor– oder Masterprogramm American Studies Leipzig befinden.

Moderiert wird unser erster Roundtable von Katharina-Luise Kittler, President der American Studies Leipzig Alumni Association e.V. (ASLAA).

Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos. Snacks und Getränke werden von uns bereitgestellt.

Weitere Infos finden Sie hier: www.facebook.com/events/607681189413522/

Nov
3
Thu
Road to the White House @ Biblioteca Albertina
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Please join us for a panel discussion about the presidential election 2016 with presidential politics experts Professor Paul S. Rundquist (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) and Professor Crister S. Garrett (Leipzig University).

Professor Paul S. Rundquist was a Senior Researcher at the Congressional Research Service for some thirty years. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the relations between Congress and the Executive Branch. He has advised parliaments around the world on legislative affairs. Professor Rundquist has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Poland and in Germany.

Professor Crister S. Garrett is Professor for American, Transatlantic, and International Studies and Director of the Institute for American Studies at the Leipzig University. He earned his PhD at the University of California at Los Angeles in contemporary politics and history. Professor Garrett has published widely in German-American relations, including in such journals as Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte and the Harvard International Review.

We will be livestreaming the event at the link below: https://youtu.be/aDB8S4SzrSM.

The event is free and open to the public.

Nov
14
Mon
Debating American Gun Culture @ American Space Leipzig
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Gun ownership in America is protected by the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. Firearms are widely used in the US for self-defense, hunting, or target shooting and have become an integral part of American culture.

Especially in recent years, gun rights advocates and supporters of stricter gun control have vigorously debated the future of gun culture in the US and brought the topic back to the public stage.

In this workshop, American Space Leipzig Language and American Society Coordinator, Katie Protano, will discuss the social significance of fire weapons in the US and explore the cultural and linguistic richness of the debate.

The event is free and open to the public.

Nov
17
Thu
How to Plan and Write your BA- or MA-Thesis @ American Space Leipzig
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Workshop on the process and tips on how to write your American Studies BA/MA Thesis with alumni Annika Schadewaldt, Miriam Wilke and Katharina-Luise Kittler.

Nov
23
Wed
Presidential Election 2016 – Where do We Go From Here? @ GWZ 2.010
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Please join us for a panel discussion on the future of American and transatlantic politics after the election of Donald Trump as the new President of the United States with presidential politics experts Professor Paul S. Rundquist (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) and Professor Crister S. Garrett (Leipzig University).

Professor Paul S. Rundquist was a Senior Researcher at the Congressional Research Service for some thirty years. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the relations between Congress and the Executive Branch. He has advised parliaments around the world on legislative affairs. Professor Rundquist has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Poland and in Germany.

Professor Crister S. Garrett is Professor for American, Transatlantic, and International Studies and director of the Institute for American Studies at the Leipzig University. He earned his Phd at the University of California at Los Angeles in contemporary politics and history. Professor Garrett has published widely in German-American relations, including in such journals as Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte and the Harvard International Review.

The event will be live-streamed below:

The event is free and open to the public.

Nov
25
Fri
Creativity and Crisis: China, Germany, and the United States in a Trans(l)ational Age @ Deutsches Literatur Institut
Nov 25 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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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.

We hold the belief that an interdisciplinary approach creates dynamic synergies and translation is essential to such an approach for recording our shared humanity and facing situations where our humanity is threatened. Our hope is to re-integrate arts and humanities into the larger conversations.

You can find the program here.
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Please, register for the event at the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/xSjwCpGDxvf8JaCo2

The event is free and open to the public.

Nov
28
Mon
CANCELLED: The Global Edge: Culture, Communication, and Negotiation @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 2516
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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The event was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check our calendar for future events with Dr. Uta Kremer and excuse any inconveniences.

Your American Space Leipzig team.

American Space Leipzig is pleased to offer another international career development workshop by Dr. Uta Kremer. The workshop will cover essential aspects of international presentations, leadership, and negotiations through case-studies and practical exercises.

Dr. Uta Kremer has taught international career development workshops for over a decade, including regularly at the Leipzig School of Management. She is a specialist in German-American cross-cultural work practices. She earned her PhD in Cross-Cultural Communication. Dr. Kremer is the Intercultural Education Coordinator for American Space Leipzig.

You must register ahead of time for the workshop.

Nov
30
Wed
Internships, Education, and Professional Development @ American Space Leipzig
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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TO REGISTER, PLEASE WRITE AN EMAIL UNTIL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 to:
Christin Habermann @
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Please join us for an internship workshop designed to help students who are interested in completing an internship as part of their studies. Students will get advice on how to find an internship and apply for it, how to apply for financial support, how to prepare for an internship, and how to get credits for it.

This term’s special guest will be Sophie Quadt. As head of the Europe Direct Information Network in Leipzig, she will inform the students about the various internship opportunities in the European Union and wider Europe.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Dec
8
Thu
Mediating the Politics of Transatlantic Populism @ Neues Seminargebäude, Room 410
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

8-december-bernhard-debatin-page-001Please join us for a public lecture with Professor Bernard S. Debatin, Professor for Multimedia Policy at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

After Professor Debatin earned his PhD at TU Berlin, he taught at the College of Fine Arts Berlin and Leipzig University. Since 2001, he has been a professor for new media, online journalism, media ethics, and international media, among others, at the prestigious E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He is one of the main architects of the Ohio University-Leipzig University partnership.

In his talk, Professor Debatin will provide a conceptual comparison and critique of the transatlantic media landscape and their coverage of populist politics, especially in the US and Germany.

The event is free and open to the public.

Dec
12
Mon
Professional Roundtable – An ASLAA Event @ American Space Leipzig, 2.516
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the American Studies Leipzig Alumni Association (ASLAA) for their 2nd Professional Roundtable:

“Dieses Mal wird Bettina Schuster zu Gast sein und über ihren Berufseinstieg nach ihrem Abschluss in American Studies berichten. 2012 schloss sie ihr Masterstudium am Institut ab und arbeitete in den folgenden Jahren unter anderem bei der amerikanischen Botschaft in Berlin und einer Digitalagentur in Leipzig.

Aktuell ist sie Projektmanagerin bei der Pharmaakademie und leitet die Redaktion der Fachzeitschrift CR pro.

Nutzt die Gelegenheit mit unserer Alumna zu sprechen und ihr Fragen zum Berufseinstieg zu stellen.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Dec
15
Thu
She is Beautiful When She’s Angry: A Public Film Screening @ American Space Leipzig
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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PLEASE SIGN UP AHEAD OF THE EVENT HERE.

Please join us for a public film screening of the award-winning documentary She‘s Beautiful When She‘s Angry. The screening is part of the American Film Showcase series.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The Film takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). It does not shy away from controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement, and brilliantly captures the spirit of the time.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Jan
10
Tue
Effective Time Management: An ASLAA Workshop @ American Space Leipzig
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

One of the biggest obstacles in your studies is the effective management of your time and resources. After leaving high school, where most of your tasks and time is prescheduled for you by your teachers, a lot of students find it hard to adapt to the liberties that come with studying at a university. Fortunately, managing your time is a skill everyone can acquire and is not a talent you are born with. Our third workshop is thus designed to introduce you to a variety of different strategies, methods and approaches to successful time management.

The workshop will be held by Annika Schadewaldt (Treasurer ASLAA). You will be introduced to several ways regarding how to manage your time effectively so that you can discover an approach that works best for you. In addition, we will discuss the usual suspects of issues that generally come with weak time management: Ineffective goal setting, procrastination, lack of organization, etc. Finally, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your individual strategies and/or problems with your fellow workshop attendees.

We invite all students currently enrolled in the BA or MA program of American Studies. The event is free. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Jan
11
Wed
What’s Going On In North American Homiletics @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Raum 2.010
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

11jan1-page-001Please join us for a public lecture with Dr. Charles Campbell, Professor of Homiletics at Duke University Divinity School.

Dr. Campbell’s work focuses on the biblical, theological, and ethical dimensions of preaching. He is specifically interested in the Christological and apocalyptic aspects of preaching, the role of preaching in relation to “principalities and powers,” and contemporary homiletical theory.

In his talk, Dr. Campbell will outline the historical significance of the sermon in American history and discuss current challenges to prophetic as well as political preaching.

The event is free and open to the public.

Jan
18
Wed
The Civil Rights Movement and Its Legacy @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 4.415
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Please join us for a public lecture with Dr. Rebecca Brückmann in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. and his influence on the Civil Rights Movement.

Dr. Brückmann received her PhD in 2014 from the Graduate School of North American Studies at John F. Kennedy Institute in Berlin. Her research focuses on the history of race relations, civil rights, and resistance movements. She has published articles on the role of women during the South‘s “Massive Resistance“ and the history of anti-abortion movements in the US.

In her talk, Dr. Brückmann will discuss the history of the Civil Rights Movement and its significance for US society today.

The event is free and open to the public.

Jan
19
Thu
Before the Presidential Inauguration @ American Space Leipzig
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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A Podium Discussion with Consul General Scott R. Riedmann (U.S. Consulate General Leipzig) and Prof. Paul S. Rundquist (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)

Please join us for a public podium discussion on the upcoming inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump with U.S. Consul General for Mitteldeutschland, Scott R. Riedmann, and presidential politics expert, Professor Paul S. Rundquist.

Both will discuss national as well as global political implications of Donald Trump‘s future presidency and assess its significance for U.S. diplomacy.

The event is free and open to the public.

Jan
23
Mon
Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Roundtable @ Geisteswissenchaftliches Zentrum, Room 4.415
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Current Bosch Fellow Sara Nichols speaks about American Environmental Policy in the Trump Era.

Stay tuned to our website or our Facebook page for more info on the event.

Jan
25
Wed
Die USA und China – Kooperation oder Konflikt? @ Albertina, Vortragssaal
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Please join us for an event in cooperation with the Konfuzius-Institut Leipzig. Prof. Dr. Anja-Desirée Senz from the University of Heidelberg gives a talk on the future of transpacific relations.

Der Vortrag betrachtet die Beziehungen zwischen der VR China und den USA und fragt nach der Bedeutung gegenseitiger Wahrnehmungen für die Gestaltung der bilateralen Beziehungen. Welche Konfrontations- und Kooperationspotentiale bestehen angesichts der chinesischen Wirtschaftsdynamik und der wachsenden internationalen Präsenz Chinas. Was kennzeichnet die bilateralen Beziehungen auf der politischen, ökonomischen und sozio-kulturellen Ebene? Wie eng sind die beiden Länder miteinander verflochten? Wie werden sich die bilateralen Beziehungen unter der Trump-Administration entwickeln?

The event is free and open to the public.

Feb
1
Wed
Social Media and Its Impact on American English—OMG @ American Space Leipzig
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Join us for a public workshop with ASL Language and American Society Coordinator, Katie Protano.

From “hashtag“ to “unfriend,“ social media has clearly had an impact on our language. Facebook has most likely introduced most new meanings for common words such as “friend,“ “like,“ “status,“ or “wall.“ A troll is no longer just a mythical character but a provocative commenter on social media.

In this workshop, Katie Protano will look more closely at the influence social media has had on the English language and U.S. culture.

The event is free and open to the public.

Feb
7
Tue
Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, 4.415
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Obama years have highlighted the complexity and, sometimes, fluidity of America’s racial makeup, history, allegiances, and grammar.

In this public roundtable, Prof. Rice will explore the ways in which Obama wields racial rhetoric as a political instrument to achieve particular aims and explores important racialized aspects of both his campaigns and administrations.

Professor Price is associate professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her research interests include black politics, public opinion, and social movements. She has done political commentary for The New York Times, Hartford Courant, NYC and CT Public Radio, and the Middletown Press.

The event is free and open to the public.

Feb
13
Mon
Gender Politics & the American Workforce @ American Space Leipzig
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us on Monday at 5pm for a public workshop on gender politics and the American workforce.

Women make up nearly half of the American workforce. They receive more degrees in higher education than men. Yet, women still earn considerably less than men. In 2015, female full-time workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20 percent.

In this public workshop, ASL Language and American Society Coordinator, Katie Protano, will discuss the realities and current trends of gender politics and inequalities in the American workforce, and consider possible strategies for women to be successful on the job market.

The event is free and open to the public.

Feb
15
Wed
The Munich Security Conference and German-American Relations: The Road Ahead @ Geistewissenschaftliches Zentrum, 4.415
Feb 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the American Space Leipzig for a public roundtable with Professor Crister S. Garrett as we discuss the unfolding politics of German-American relations during the Trump presidency, and the themes that will shape the debates and politics of the 2017 Munich Security Conference.

The Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz is known as the “Davos of International Security Politics”. Like the annual gathering at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the annual gathering of the transatlantic security community in Munich involves the deliberating and debating of the key points for the contemporary international agenda. The 53rd annual Munich Security Conference (MSC) will be the first major international performance by the new Trump Administration, with the new American government sending a delegation including Secretary of Defense Mattis, Secretary of State Tillerson, and perhaps Vice-President Pence. This shows the importance and power of the MSC for German-American relations as they take shape during the first 100 days of the Trump administration.

To find out more about this year‘s Munich Security Conference, please visit www.securityconference.de

The event is free and open to the public.

Feb
28
Tue
A Better Life – Public Film Screening @ American Space Leipzig, Room 2.516
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Please join us for a public film screening of Chris Weitz’s drama “A Better Life.”

The film follows Carlos Galindo pursuing a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the Mexican border into the US. When his wife left him, Carlos‘s only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had. This multi-generational story follows father and son as they embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover the complexities of the American dream.

The event is free and open to the public.
See our homepage for more events and further details:

http://www.americanspace-leipzig.de/

Mar
20
Mon
Studying and Working in the United States – March Lecture Series with Katie Protano @ American Space Leipzig, Room 2.516
Mar 20 – Mar 31 all-day

Please join us and our Language and Society Coordinator, Katie Protano, for a lecture series on studying and working in the United States.

Each lecture will take place from 4-6pm on said date in the American Studies seminar room 2.516 on the 5th floor of the GWZ (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum).

Please, register ahead of the event. You can sign up for individual lectures below:

 

March 20: The Contemporary Landscape for Studying and Working in America

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March 22: The New Administration, What Remains the Same, and What Could Change

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March 24: Internships and Professional Development: Opportunities in America

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March 27: Preparing for Study & Work in America: A Practical To-Do Agenda

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March 29: Do‘s & Don‘ts When Working & Studying in America

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March 31: The Evolving Gender Politics of Studying & Working in America

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All events are free and open to the public.

We look forward to seeing you!

Apr
12
Wed
Love Letters – A Theater Performance @ Albertina Library
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A.R. Gurney‘s Love Letters, a past finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, is a story of great American expectations. In it the role of wealth, status and facades blend together in exposing the often times complicated reality of the American dream and the pursuit of happiness.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

The event is free and open to the public.

May
4
Thu
The Trump Administration’s First Hundred Days @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Lecture Hall
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a public lecture on the First Hundred Days of the Trump administration with U.S. government and politics expert, Professor Mark J. Rozell.

First coined in 1933 during a radio address by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the First Hundred Days have become a fixed reference point to measure the successes and accomplishments of a new administration when the president‘s power and influence are at their greatest.

Mark J. Rozell is the author of nine books and editor of twenty books on various topics in U.S. government and politics including the presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, and interest groups in elections. He has testified before Congress on several occasions on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad. Prof. Rozell writes frequent op-ed columns in such publications as Roll Call, USA Today and Politico. He is often asked to comment about his areas of expertise for television and in publications such as The Washington Post and Time Magazine.

The event is free and open to the public.

May
22
Mon
U.S. Immigration and Refugee Policy: Donald Trump in Historical Perspective @ GWZ Room 4.415
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a public roundtable discussion on the trump administration‘s immigration policy in historical perspective with 19th century immigrant and labor history expert, Prof. Dorothee Schneider.

Prof. Schneider has taught Modern U.S. History at the University of Illinois for over twenty years. A specialist in U.S. Immigration History and Immigration Policy as well as Labor History, she has published numerous articles and three books in this field. Her latest book, “Crossing Borders: Migration and Citizenship in the Twentieth Century United States” (Harvard UP) was published in 2011. She has taught and lectured in her field at numerous universities in Germany, France and in China.

The event is free and open to the public.

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May
26
Fri
Film Screening — John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums @ Albertina
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Zum Gedenken an John F. Kennedys 100. Geburtstag zeigt American Space Leipzig einen 2013 restaurierten Dokumentar-film aus dem Jahr 1964, der unter dem Titel Years of Lightning, Day of Drums das Vermächtnis des amerikanischen Präsidenten (1961-1964) beschreibt.

Der Event ist für die Öffentlichkeit zugänglich und umsonst.

Jun
8
Thu
The Current State of Transatlantic Relations: Germany, the United States, and Russia @ American Space Leipzig, GWZ, 5th floor
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a roundtable discussion on transatlantic relations with Dr. Michael Kimmage.

Dr. Kimmage is Professor of History at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He is an expert in intellectual history of conservatism and anti-communism in the US during the Cold War era. His last book, The Conservative Turn (Harvard UP), was published in 2009. Between 2010 and 2012, Dr. Kimmage was part of the research project “Amerikanische Europakonstruktion & Transatlantische Politik 1945 bis zur Gegenwart“ at the Center for Advanced Studies at LMU Munich

The event is free and open to the public. For possible changes, please refer to our Facebook page.

Jun
21
Wed
United States and/of Europe @ GWZ Room 2.515
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a roundtable discussion on the eu and the United States in a transatlantic perspective with international relations expert, Professor Edward A. Fogarty.

In his talk Prof. Fogarty will investigate the concept of an “international polity“. Describing both the USA and the EU as examples of international polities, he will discuss diverences as well as similarities across the atlantic and illustrate prospects of global cooperation.

Prof. Fogarty received his Phd at the University of California at Berkeley in 2007. He has published numerous articles as well as three books on the eu and globalization. His latest work, “Projecting Polities: States, Nonstate Actors, and Global Governance” (Routledge), was published in 2013. Prof. Fogarty‘s research covers international political economy, globalization, international institutions/global governance, nonstate actors, and the European Union, among others.

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Oct
21
Sat
PPP Alumni Annual Meeting @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Oct 21 all-day

In cooperation with American Space Leipzig, the PPP Alumni Organization is holding its 12th annual reunion at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig.

Click here, for more information.

Nov
6
Mon
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times @ Hörsaalgebäude Universität Leipzig
Nov 6 – Dec 31 all-day

Please join us for the grand opening of the photo exhibition
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times.

The exhibition brings together seventy-seven images culled from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives.

The dramatic scope of Kennedy’s life is evident in these photographs—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946, his fairytale marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, his run for the White House in 1960 and role as commander in chief, to the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. These images remain as indelible evidence of John Kennedy’s personal charisma and political accomplishments.

President of Leipzig University Prof. Dr. Beate Schücking, Consul General Timothy Eydelnant and American Space Leipzig Director Prof. Crister S. Garrett will open the exhibition on 6 Nov, 5 pm, at the Hörsaalgebäude, 2nd floor, UNIVERSITÄT LEIPZIG.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from November 6 to the end of the year.

Nov
15
Wed
Filmvorführung: Free to Rock @ Albertina Library Lecture Hall
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for a public screening of Free to Rock followed by a discussion with producer DOUG YEAGER and U.S. Consul General TIMOTHY EYDELNANT.

FREE TO ROCK is a documentary film directed by 4-time Emmy winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. Rock & Roll spread like an uncontrollable virus across Eastern Europe despite Communist attempts to outlaw it. Thousands of underground bands and millions of young fans who yearned for Western freedoms and embraced this music as the Sound of Freedom, helped fuel the nonviolent implosion of the Soviet regime. Free to Rock features Presidents, diplomats, spies and rock stars from the West and the Soviet Union who reveal how Rock & Roll music was a contributing factor in ending the Cold War.
https://www.freetorockmovie.com/

Admission is free.

Nov
29
Wed
The Future of the Transpacific Partnership: China, American, and Economic Competition @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Raum 2.516 (5.OG)
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Dr. Derek Scissors on Chinese-American relations and transpacific economic partnership.

Dr. Scissors is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he focuses on the Chinese and Indian economies and on US economic relations with Asia. He is the chief economist of the China Beige Book, a leading international source for following the Chinese economy.

Derek Scissors is also a widely cited voice in American media debating the relationship between economic policy, international cooperation, and national security. He is currently on a speaking tour throughout Germany.

The event is free and open to the public.

Dec
4
Mon
A Glass Half Full? – Rebalance, Reassurance, and Resolve in the U.S.-China Strategic Relationship @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Room 4.415
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us for a public roundtable discussion on the future of transpacific relationswith Michael O‘Hanlon, Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution and adjunct professor at Columbia, Princeton, and Syracuse universities. Dr. O‘Hanlon is co-author of Bending History: Barack Obama‘s Foreign Policy (2012), considered one of the best books on the former president‘s international politics.

As the U.S.-China relationship appears to be at a crossroads, Dr. O‘Hanlon will provide a balanced assessment of the current state of relations and suggest measures that could help stabilize the security relationship without minimizing very real problems to address.

In cooperation with the Konfuzius-Institut Leipzig. Event is free and open to the public.

Dec
5
Tue
Laura Daniels @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Room 2.516
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

States have long tried to influence one another, at times through subversive means. Today, reports of hacking and leaking, “fake news,“ rumors of foreign funding to extremist parties, and other similar tactics have caused alarm in Western democracies.

To gain a better understanding of subversive influencing tools and the challenges they pose to democracies today, Laura Daniels, German Chancellor Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, will analyze Soviet active measures during the Cold War in France and Germany and compare these with the methods currently in play. She will share findings from her research on how these methods have evolved over time and what lessons can be learned from past efforts to shield democracies from hostile outside interference.

Laura Daniels conducted research in Paris at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) during the French elections this spring and has been based at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) this year through the recent German elections.

This event is free and open to the public.

Dec
7
Thu
The Trump Administration, American Society, and Challenges for Contemporary Democracy @ Albertina Library Lecture Hall
Dec 7 all-day

 

Every year, the Institute for American Studies Leipzig, in collaboration with American Space Leipzig, organizes a workshop for teachers.

This year, the workshop will take place on 7 December 2017 at the Albertina University Library and address the first year of the Trump administration.

 

Program:

 

Location:

Albertina University Library
Beethovenstraße 6
04107 Leipzig

Participation:
The workshop is fully booked.

Feb
22
Thu
The Secrets of Success – Learning From Silicon Valley and Israel @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 4.415
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AT THE LINK BELOW:


Please join us for a roundtable discussion on innovation and success in the tech industry with Gideon Marks, Anchor Mentor at Google Launchpad Accelerator and Board Advisor at GlobeKeeper.

Gideon Marks has been active in high tech for 30 plus years in growth companies from inception through initial public offering and in M&A transactions. Working with many entrepreneurs from Europe, Korea, Israel, and Silicon Valley led Gideon to share his experience with what makes startups more successful than others and what is needed as far as leadership, traction, funding, and technology.

In his talk he will focus on topics such as: doing the right things, telling a good story to investors, numbers have to add up, finding the right investors, building credibility. In addition Gideon will cover the topic of innovation and why Silicon Valley and Israel spearhead it.

The event is free and open to the public.


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Mar
1
Thu
The Politics of Fake News @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum - Lecture Hall
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a public talk on the political dimension of the “Fake News“ debate with John Nichols, national-affairs correspondent for The Nation.

Recent politics have contributed to the notion that facts matter neither in political, social, or journalistic contexts. Media outlets at times purport theses that are largely unfounded or at least highly questionable from a factual standpoint. In his talk, John Nichols will outline what politics can do to counter these developments.

John Nichols wrote for The New York Times, and Chicago Tribune, among others. He has appeared on MSNBC, NPR, and the BBC to discuss presidential administrations and executive power.

 

 


You can also find the event on our Facebook page.

 

This event is part of the speaker series, “The Future of Journalism“.

 

Mar
5
Mon
Business Trends & Solutions for Sustainable Newsrooms @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum - Lecture Hall
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a public talk with Robert Picard, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at University of Oxford.

He will discuss the nature of the business and financial challenges facing established news organizations and startup digital news enterprises.

More specifically, Prof. Picard will explore why and how technology and audience behavior are changing the relationships between news providers and the public and how market power is shifting to consumers in the digital age.

 

 


You can also find this event on our Facebook page.

 

 

This event is part of the speaker series, “The Future of Journalism“.

 

Mar
7
Wed
(Un)Teilbar: Stimmen aus einem polarisierten Amerika @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2016 erlebten die USA die emotionalste Präsidententschaftswahl ihrer Geschichte. Das Ergebnis der Wahl offenbarte eine tiefe Kluft im Land und warf ein Licht auf ein tief getroffenes Amerika – auf beiden Seiten des politischen Spektrums.

Emily Hruban, von der Bertelsmann Stiftung in Washington, DC, erforschte die spaltenden wie auch einigenden Effekte der Wahl. Sie führte über 125 Interviews mit Amerikanerinnen und Amerikanern verschiedenster Herkunft und politischer Überzeugung.

In ihrem Vortrag erleutert Emily Gründe für die politische Polarisierung und die spürbare Spaltung im Land entlang der Sozioökonomie, Geographie, Ethnie wie auch der Bildung in den USA.

Mar
9
Fri
Fact-Checking, Sourcing, and Combating Fake News @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum - Lecture Hall
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a public talk on combating fake news and misinformation with Angie Holan, editor of PolitiFact and a Pulitzer Prize winner.

Angie Holan will discuss the rise of fake news since 2016, the varying definitions for fake news, and how journalists work to inform the public about inaccurate information. She will also detail strategies for sourcing and how fact-checkers use checklists for comprehensive debunking.

Angie Holan is the editor of PolitiFact, the U.S. politics fact-checking website. She directs, assigns, and edits PolitiFact’s coverage of national politics and presidential elections, including debates and nominating conventions. Angie started with PolitiFact as a reporter and was on the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for fact-checking the 2008 election.

 


You can also find the event on our Facebook page.

 

This event is part of the speaker series, “The Future of Journalism“.

 

Mar
14
Wed
If You See Something, Write Something @ Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 15 @ 1:00 am

EDIT, das Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig und die Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig laden in Kooperation mit American Space Leipzig am Vorabend der Leipziger Buchmesse 2018 zu einem internationalen Warm Welcome ein!

Wie über die persönlichen und politischen Lebensverhältnisse wieder Verfügung erlangen? Wie kann mit und durch Literatur gehandelt werden? Einen Abend lang wird in Bewegung durch verschiedene Räume und Texte der Frage nachgegangen, wie mithilfe von Sprache und anderen Medien poetische Handlungsfähigkeit entstehen kann. Ob es sich um Rassismus, Intoleranz, rechte Politik oder die unmündig gemachte User*in handelt, die Akteur*innen des Abends eint das bewusste Hinsehen und Sichtbarmachen und der Wunsch nach Positionierung gegen innere und äußere Widerstände.

19.00 – 20.00 Uhr, Bibliothek (Altbau GfZK)
»Citizen« von Claudia Rankine (Volte #5, Spector Books)
Shared Reading / Screening / Musik

20.00 – 21.00 Uhr, Auditorium (Altbau GfZK)
Nazis & Goldmund: »Open Close Reading – Hydra liest die österreichische Bundesregierung«
Textperformance / Screening / Musik

21.00 – 22.00 Uhr, Auditorium (Altbau GfZK)
Garth Greenwell: »Was zu dir gehört« (Hanser Berlin)
Lesung / Gespräch

22.30 – 23.30 Uhr, Black Box (Neubau GfZK)
Bryana Fritz: »Indispensible Blue (offline)«
Performance / Screening

23.30 Uhr – spät, Café bau bau (Neubau GfZK)
PACHINKO & SLOT
DJ-Set

Einlass ab 18.30 Ihr

Eintritt
7€, ermäßigt 5€, ausschließlich Abendkasse

Die Autor*innen
Bryana Fritz studierte Tanz und Choreographie in Minneapolis, Essen und an der P.A.R.T.S. in Brüssel. Ihre Arbeit bewegt sich an der Schnittstelle zwischen Poesie und Performance, zuletzt im Duett mit der Benutzeroberfläche OS X. Unter dem Titel Indispensible Blue (offline) sind mehrere Iterationen dieser Recherche vereint – eine Performance, Screenshot Aufzeichnungen und Texte. Sie war Performerin für Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Xavier le Roy, Sarah & Charles, Michiel Vandevelde und ist neben Henry Andersen Teil des Slow Reading Club.

Garth Greenwell, 1978 in Louisville/Kentucky geboren, hat unter anderem an der Harvard University und am Iowa Writers’ Workshop studiert. Er lebt in Iowa City. Für »Was zu dir gehört« erhielt er u.a. den British Book Award für das beste Debüt und war Finalist für den PEN/Faulkner Award. Eine Reihe von Medien zählte das Buch zu den »Best Books of 2016«. garthgreenwell.com

»Nazis und Goldmund« versteht sich als vielköpfiges poetologisches Monstrum, das die Entwicklungen und Aktionen der Europäischen Rechten und ihrer internationalen Allianzen kritisch beobachtet, deren Erzähl- und Interventionsstrategien untersucht und attackiert. Wöchentlich erscheint ein Beitrag. Das Kollektiv besteht aus den Autor*innen Gerhild Steinbuch, Jörg Albrecht, Sandra Gugić, Thomas Arzt und Thomas Köck. nazisundgoldmund.net

Apr
18
Wed
Antisemitism and the Left in America: History and Current Trends from a Transatlantic Perspective @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DUE TO OVERWHELMING INTEREST, THE EVENT WAS MOVED TO DEUTSCHES LITERATURINSTITUT LEIPZIG

 

Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Dr. Sina Arnold on the history and current trends of the relationship between antisemitism and the left.

Dr. Arnold will retrace the history of antisemitism in America with a focus on the American left and then expand her analysis to contemporary discourses of antisemitism in today‘s America.

Dr. Arnold is an expert on antisemitism, migration, and antimuslim racism and a Scientific Managing Director at Berliner Institut für empirische Migrations- und Integrationsforschung. Her book Das unsichtbare Vorurteil – Antisemitismusdiskurse in der US-Linken nach 9/11 was published in 2016 by Hamburger Edition.

The talk will be held in German.

 


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Apr
19
Thu
Transatlantic Drift and Global Shift: Can the United States and Europe Compete in a Rapidly Changing World? @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum - Lecture Hall
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a public lecture on the challenges of globalization for the transatlantic community with Professor Early Fry from Brigham Young University.

Professor Fry will focus on specific challenges and solutions for the citizens of Europe and the U.S. as he discusses how the transatlantic community reacts to the “triple combination” of globalization, unprecedented technology change, and economic disruption.

In his lecture, Professor Fry will make a strong case for growing transatlantic cooperation to solve problems common to humanity, problems beyond the capacity of any one nation to solve unilaterally.

Earl Fry is Professor of Political Science and Endowed Professor of Canadian Studies at Brigham Young University. He previously served as Special Assistant in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. He has also been a Fulbright Lecturer at the Sorbonne, Director of International Education and Canadian Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, and Council on
Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.

Apr
28
Sat
American Cultures of Dissent: American Studies Leipzig Grad Conference 2018 @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day

In 2018, half a century will have passed since the social revolutions of ‘68. Social protest movements—from the Transcendentalists to the Beat Generation, from the Civil Rights to feminist movements—and their respective struggles still stand today as hallmarks for counterculture and achieved equality in the United States. In light of current events, dissent and public protest are seeing a revival, both in the US and other parts of the world. Leftist and liberal movements, such as Occupy Wall Street or Black Lives Matter, as well as nationalist and/or conservative groups, such as the Unite the Right rallies or figures such as Kim Davis, have shown that America is once again at the crossroads of competing visions in a globalized world. Recently, historian Ralph Young has highlighted the “interrelatedness of dissent and what it means to be an American” in his book Dissent: The History of an American Idea (2015). Shifting the focus in this way allows us to understand America itself as a project of dissent. The conference thus seeks to contribute to a contemporary, albeit historically informed, conceptualization of dissent, exploring past as well as more recent phenomena relating to the topic.

With the Sixth American Studies Leipzig MA-level graduate student conference “American Cultures of Dissent” the second-year MA cohort at American Studies Leipzig invites contributions investigating diverse representations and conceptions of dissent. The conference will deal with, while not being confined to, questions of counterculture(s), critical theory, grassroots movements, oppression, subversion, and the relation between the body politic and ‘otherness.’ These issues can be examined through the lenses of literary and cultural studies, political science, sociology, historiography, media studies, economics as well as from an interdisciplinary perspective.

For more information, check the conference’s homepage.

Jun
21
Thu
“American Realities” Joakim Eskildsen im Gespräch mit Crister S. Garrett @ Literaturhaus Leipzig
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sechs Wochen war der dänische Fotograf Joakim Eskildsen in den USA unterwegs. Die dabei entstandenen Fotografien dokumentieren den prekären Alltag der Menschen auf der Schattenseite des amerikanischen Traumes, der sich spätestens seit dem Amtsantritt von Donald Trump für viele vollends zum Albtraum verkehrt hat: Arbeitsmigranten, Prostituierte, Obdachlose, arbeitslose Mütter, Veteranen. Viele warten – auf die nächste Mahlzeit, das Ende des Tages, eine Antwort auf die Frage, wie es weitergehen soll.

Über sein Projekt spricht Joakim Eskildsen mit American Space Leipzig Direktor, Crister S. Garrett.

Mehr Informationen finden Sie auf der Homepage des Literaturhauses Leipzig.

 

Jun
22
Fri
“Trumponomics”: Die US-Wirtschafts- und Außenpolitik in der Welt @ Neues Augusteum, Raum P 801
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Die Regierung Trump hält die Welt seit Monaten in Atem. Besonders die Entscheidungen, die die US-amerikanische Wirtschaft und deren internationale Beziehungen betreffen, verbreiten sich in den Medien. Wie könnte unter diesen Vorzeichen die Arbeitswelt von morgen aussehen?

Im Zuge der Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften Leipzig 2018 diskutiert American Space Leipzig Direktor, Prof. Crister S. Garrett, über Stand und Zukunft der transatlantischen Beziehungen unter US-Präsident Donald J. Trump.

Sie haben die Möglichkeit, an Vortrag und Diskussion um 18:00, 19:00 oder 20:00 teilzunehmen. Der Eintritt ist frei.

Jul
3
Tue
Präsident Donald Trump, Populismus und die Herausforderungen für die gegenwärtige Demokratie @ Audimax Leipzig
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Präsident Donald Trump, Populismus und die Herausforderungen für die gegenwärtige Demokratie @ Audimax Leipzig | Leipzig | Sachsen | Germany

Die Wahl von Donald Trump hat Amerika und die Welt erschüttert. Das Weiße Haus schien plötzlich als mächtigste Instanz für eine Politik des Populismus, die alle Demokratien samt Deutschland prägt und herausfordert.

Wie sollte Deutschland mit Donald Trump umgehen? Wie sollte Deutschland mit dem Populismus umgehen.

Eine Diskussion mit Prof. Crister S. Garrett im Zuge des Seniorenkollegs der Universität Leipzig.

Anmeldungen zur Diskussion über das Seniorenkolleg Leipzig.

Sep
5
Wed
Desinformation und Fake News – eine Gefahr für die Demokratie? @ Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Seit dem US-Präsidentschaftswahlkampf 2016 sind #FakeNews und Manipulationen in den USA ein viel diskutiertes Thema. Auch in Europa sind Desinformationskampagnen zum Problem geworden. Vor allem russische Akteure haben in den vergangen zwei Jahren Falschinformationen gestreut. In ihrem Vortrag beschreibt die US-amerikanische Politikwissenschaftlerin Alina Polyakova Strategien der Desinformation, worin die Gefahren bestehen und wie sich demokratische Gesellschaften dagegen wehren können. Der Vortrag mit anschließendem Gespräch wird in englischer Sprache geführt und ins Deutsche übersetzt.

Die Moderation übernimmt American Space Direktor Prof. Crister Garrett. Der Eintritt ist frei. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

Alina Polyakova forscht an der Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. zu europäischer Politik, Rechtspopulismus und Nationalismus sowie zur russischen Außenpolitik. Sie ist zudem Professorin für Europastudien an der Johns Hopkins University. Ihre Analysen erscheinen regelmäßig in Zeitungen wie der „The New York Times“, dem „Wall Street Journal“ und „Foreign Affairs“.

Oct
8
Mon
POWER PLAYERS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: The Unwritten Future of Democracy @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Lecture Hall (Ground Floor)
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a public talk on the exercise of power and democratic participation in the digital age with the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, Professor Nicco Mele.

Prof. Mele argues that in the digital age governments, corporations, centers of knowledge are eroding before the power of the individual Unless we exercise deliberate moral choice over the design and use of technologies, Mele says, we doom ourselves to a future that renders social structures chaotic and destroys rather than enhances freedom.

As always, the event is free and open to the public. The event will be held in English.

You can also find this event on our
Facebook page and stay up to date!

 

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Oct
10
Wed
NOT JUST WHACK-A-TROLL: A Whole-of-Society Response to Disinformation @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Lecture Hall (Ground Floor)
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a public lecture on how to tackle fake news and the so-called information war with Global Fellow at the Wilson Center‘s Kennan Institute in Washington D.C., Nina Jankowicz.

For her lecture, Nina Jankowicz will focus on examples from Central and Eastern Europe that demonstrate why we need to do more than just fact-check and obliterate fake accounts in order to win the information war.

Nina Jankowicz is currently working on a book about the evolution of modern Russian influence campaigns in Eastern Europe. In 2016-2017, she advised the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Project Syndicate, The Wilson Quarterly, and others.

As always, the event is free and open to the public. The event will be held in English.

You can also find this event on our
Facebook page and stay up to date!

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Oct
30
Tue
Houston-Leipzig Connections: Brücken Bauen zwischen Kommerz und Kultur @ Seminargebäude Universität Leipzig Raum 202
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Vortrag von American Space Leipzig Director, Prof. Crister S. Garrett

© Agsftw/WikiCommons

Leipzig die Kulturstadt, Houston die Kommerzstadt – so lautet oft das Klischee, das diese Städte verbindet. In der Tat sind Houston und Leipzig weltweit bekannt für bestimmte Merkmale von Bohrinseln bis zu Bach.

Die Leipzig-Houston-Partnerschaft entwickelt mit der Verbindung von Kultur und Kommerz ein erfolgreiches Rezept für Urbanität im 21. Jahrhundert.

In diesem Vortrag wird Prof. Crister S. Garrett zwei Projekte vorstellen, die die Houston-Leipzig- Verbindungen intensivieren können, mit der zentralen Aufgabe Brücken zwischen Kultur und Kommerz, zwischen Leipzig und Houston, weiter zu bauen.

Der Eintritt ist frei.


More information about the event can be found here.
In cooperation with the Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association.

Nov
29
Thu
La Frontera: Artists Along the US-Mexican Border | Photo Exhibition @ Hörsaalgebäude | First Floor
Nov 29 2018 – Jan 31 2019 all-day

American Space Leipzig presents a special photo exhibition by German-American artist Stefan Falke.

For his current long term project “La Frontera: Artists Along the Mexican-American Border” Stefan Falke traveled along the entire 2000 miles long Mexican/US border and to date photographed 180 artists in order to show the vibrant cultural side of a region which is portrayed by the international media with the sole focus on violent crime.

The photo exhibition is free and open to the public at Hörsaalgebäude, 1st floor, Leipzig University.

The exhibition will be opened on 29 November, 6:30 pm in front of lecture hall 4 by American Space Leipzig Director Prof. Crister S. Garrett and Border studies and Latino/a culture expert, Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez.

Dec
4
Tue
Movie Screening: “Dear White People” @ Geisteswissenchaftliches Zentrum, Room 2.516, 5th Floor
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a screening of the provocative satire ‘Dear White People’ that draws attention to issues of the race climate in America focusing on a range of themes including equality, gender, class, and sexuality.

‘Dear White People’ follows the stories of four African American students at an elite Ivy League college, which is predominantly white, as they navigate campus life and racial politics, in a sharp and funny way. The movie utilizes biting irony, self-depreciation, and brutal honesty about the issues plaguing our modern society, all the while leading with laughter.

New York Times reviewer described ‘Dear White People’ as “a clever campus comedy that juggles a handful of hot potatoes — race, sex, privilege, power — with elegant agility… You want to see this movie, and you will want to talk about it afterward, even if the conversation feels a little awkward. If it does not, you are doing it wrong. There is great enjoyment to be found here, and very little comfort.”

The event is free for all to attend.
American Space Leipzig provides pizza, snacks & drinks. 🍕🍪

Jan
29
Tue
Film Screening: Newtown @ GWZ Room 2.516, Beethovenstr. 15, 04107 Leipzig
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

🎬Join us for a screening of the documentary “Newtown” for a look at how the community of Newtown, Connecticut came together in the aftermath of the largest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.

“Twenty months after a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012, the small New England town is in a complex psychological tangle in the wake of yet another act of mass killing at the hands of a disturbed young gunman. The film provides access into the lives and homes of those who remain, all of whom have been indelibly changed by the events.”

The event is free for all to attend. (Room 2.516 in GWZ)
American Space Leipzig provides pizza, snacks & drinks (while supplies last). 🍕🍪

Feb
12
Tue
E-Team: Documentary Film Screening @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Room 2.516
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the first screening event in our special February documentary film series on human rights “War, Drugs, Race: Contemporary Documentaries on Human Rights”.

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals hired to document war crimes and report them to the rest of the world. Within this volatile climate, filmmakers Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny take us to the frontline in Syria and Libya, where shrapnel, bullet holes, and unmarked graves provide mounting evidence of coordinated attacks conducted by Bashar al-Assad and the now-deceased Muammar Gaddafi. The crimes are rampant, random, and often undocumented, making E-Team’s effort to get information out of the country and into the hands of media outlets and criminal courts all the more necessary.

This screening is part of our special February documentary film series on human rights.

19 Feb., 6-8 pm: Tell Them We Are Rising (2017)
26 Feb., 6-8 pm: The House I Live In (2012)

 

Feb
19
Tue
Tell Them We Are Rising – The Story of Black Colleges and Universities: Documentary Film Screening @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Room 2.516
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the second screening event in our special February documentary film series on human rights “War, Drugs, Race: Contemporary Documentaries on Human Rights”.

A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and path of promise toward the American dream-Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told.

This screening is part of our special February documentary film series on human rights.

26 Feb., 6-8 pm: The House I Live In (2012)

Feb
26
Tue
The House I Live In: Documentary Screening @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Room 2.516
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the third screening event in our special February documentary film series on human rights “War, Drugs, Race: Contemporary Documentaries on Human Rights”.

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Mar
21
Thu
Apollo to the Moon | Book Talk with Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA‘s Apollo missions to the moon, Dr. Muir-Harmony, curator at the Space History Department at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will present her book Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects, in which she uses 50 key artifacts from the Smithsonian archives to tell the story of the groundbreaking space exploration program.

The event will be moderated by Geertje Huendorf, program specialist at the U.S. Embassy Berlin.

The event is free and open to the public.

Mar
22
Fri
Leipzig Liest: “Homestead” mit Rebecca Rukeyser @ Haus des Buches Leipzig
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Leipzig Liest: "Homestead" mit Rebecca Rukeyser @ Haus des Buches Leipzig

Leipzig Liest American Literature

Anmeldung bis 8. März erbeten unter 0341 99 54 134
oder kontakt@literaturhaus-leipzig.de

Schulklassen sind herzlich eingeladen zu einer Lesung in englischer und deutscher Sprache von

Rebecca Rukeyser
aus dem Roman Homestead

From 1862 to 1986, the Homestead Act allotted 160 acres of land free of charge to any American man who could work the land for five years. The last decades of this Act populated Alaska, a state that still bears the nickname “The Last Frontier.”
Set in the early years of the 21st century, “The Homestead” looks into the final days of one of these Alaskan homesteads. Having lived on an unpopulated island in the Kodiak archipelago for decades, Lew and Megan Jenkins face economic strain and open their property to tourism. Their “remote lodge” aims to give vacationers a sense of the real West and the real Alaska-a pristine landscape molded by hard work. But Jenkins’ lodge is failing as a tourist destination and their marriage is dissolving.

Die Schriftstellerin Rebecca Rukeyser erhielt 2018 das “Arbeitsstipendium nichtdeutschsprachige Literatur” von der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa in Berlin, das sie nutzte, um Ihren Roman Homestead zu vollenden. Ihre Kurzgeschichten und Texte sind u.a. in Best American NonRequired Reading, The Massachusetts Review, und ZYZZYVA erschienen. Rebecca Rukeyser hat einen Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Abschluss des renommierten Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Sie unterrichtet kreatives Schreiben an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf und am Bard College Berlin. Zur Buchmesse plant sie eine Schreibwerkstatt mit einer Leipziger Schule.

Moderator und deutsche Stimme: Frank Sievers, Berlin