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.
Admission is free.
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.
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.
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.
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.