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I'm currently on a one-person study tour through the US to research the ongoing presidential elections. I will post larger, in depth-pieces to American Studies Leipzig's election blog and will use my personal blog below to report on the everyday encounters. More information on my journey is also available in this news item. Please enjoy reading, and please comment or ask questions.

201729May

FSR Wahlen am 30.05. und 31.05.2017 im Foyer des GWZ

Don't forget to vote for your student representatives!

When?: Tue, 30.05.2017 and Wed. 31.05.2017; 9 am - 4 pm

Where?: The lobby of the GWZ (Beethovenstr. 15)

GO VOTE!

201729May

Prof. Garrett's Office Hours, 30 May, Cancelled

Dear students,

Prof. Garrett's office hours on May 30 will have to be cancelled.

Next office hours will be held next week, June 6, 4-5 pm.

201721May

Become a Tandem Partner for American Students

Leipzig University's Sprachenzentrum is currently looking for German-speaking tandem partners for a group of students from the University of Arizona. The students partake in a Summer School in Leipzig from June 2 to July 1.

For more information, please contact Fabiana de Lima at tandem@uni-leipzig.de

201717May

ASL's Professor Crister S. Garrett Interviewed by Deutschlandfunk On Lavrov Visit

ASL's Professors Crister S. Garrett was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk about Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov's visit to the White House and the ensuing complications for Trump's administration.

You can listen to the interview at the link below:

201711May

Prof. Crister S. Garrett Interviewed by Tagesschau about Comey Firing

ASL's Professors Crister S. Garrett was interviewed by Tagesschau about President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

You can read the interview in the link below:

http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/comey-entlassung-101.html

201711May

Picador Professor Tom Drury Discusses and Reads from His Novels

On May 2, current Picador Professor Tom Drury read a selection from his extensive 'Midwest trilogy' encompassing his novels The End of VandalismHunts in Dreams, and his most recent book, Pacific. The reading was held at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, in cooperation with Klett-Cotta and the Holtzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum. The reading saw up to 50 guests in attendance and was moderated by the director of the Institute for American Studies at Leipzig University, Prof. Crister S.

201710May

Dr. Schmieder's Office Hours Canceled - 10 May

Please excuse any inconvenience. 

20179May

APPLY NOW: Fellowship for Modernizing Transatlantic Relations

The Atlantische Initiative, a Berlin-based NGO dedicated to promoting collaboration between US and European citizens, is currently offering fellowships to 30 applicants to take part in their Atlantic Expedition to Chicago, IL and Houston, TX in October 2017.

20172May

Prof. Garrett's Office Hours Cancelled - 2 May

Dear students,

Prof. Garrett's office hours need to be cancelled for today (May 2).
The next office hours will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 4-5 PM.

Please excuse any inconvenience.

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