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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.

201723Feb

Next Picador Professor Tom Drury

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Tom Drury as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. He will hold the professorship in the summer term of 2017.

201723Feb

Picador Seminars by Tom Drury

Picador Professor Tom Drury will teach two classes in the summer term of 2017:

Town & Country: Rural Spaces in American Fiction

Mondays, 3-5 pm, GWZ 3 5.15
 

20179Feb

Dr. Anja Eifert Departs from American Studies Leipzig

Dr. Anja Eifert worked her last full day at the Institute for American Studies at Leipzig on Thursday, 9 February. Her replacement will be available as of 1 April. Her successor will take over as coordinator of international studies services at the institute, and will teach courses
in the SHP series of courses.

Dr. Eifert has been an outstanding contributor to the excellence of the institute. She will be very much missed. She is moving on to pursue other opportunities.

20179Feb

Society, History, Politics II Make-Up Exam, 20 April, 6-8, 2.516

Dear students,

the make-up exam for the module Society, History, Politics II will take place on/in

20 April 2017
6-8 pm
Room: 2.516
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig


 

20176Feb

Office Hours during the Semester Break Winter 2017

Prof. Garrett

Thursday, 16 Feb, 4 - 6 pm
Weds, 8 March, 4 - 6 pm
Weds, 29 March, 4 - 6 pm 

 

Prof. Pisarz-Ramírez

Monday, Feb 6, 10:30 - 11:30
Monday, March 13, 2 - 3 pm
Monday, March 20, 3 - 4 pm

 

Prof. Junker

Tuesday, 14 March, 3 - 5 pm, and by appointment

20171Feb

Prof. Crister Garrett fact checking ARD's Hart aber Fair

On January 31, Prof. Crister S. Garrett, was asked to fact check statements made by guests of the ARD talk show hart aber fair.

Hart aber fair is a talk show where moderator Frank Plasberg discusses current topics of public interest with guests from politics, economics and the society. Together with SWP’s Laura von Daniels, expert on transatlantic trade relations, Prof. Garrett fact checked the recent hart aber fair episode.

20171Feb

Prof. Crister Garrett Interviewed about the Trump Presidency by the Tagesschau

On January 31, Prof. Crister S. Garrett, was interview by Kirsten Gerhard from the Tagesschau.

201731Jan

Repeat Exam LCI

Dear students, 

The repeat exam for the LC I lecture will take place on April 11, 2017 from 9 - 11 am in NSG room 202.

If applicable, please make sure to register for this specific date at the Prüfungsamt.

If you have further questions don't hesitate to direct your questions to wiebke.kartheus@uni-leipzig

201731Jan

Ethical Information Analyst Internship, Covalence EthicalQuote, Geneva

Covalence EthicalQuote provides ESG ratings and reputation research to investors, companies, universities and non-profit organizations. ‘ESG’ stands for Environment, Social and Governance and also covers social responsibility, ethics, and sustainability issues. Since its founding in 2001, the Geneva-based company has been providing over 60 corporations with reputation research, benchmarks, and ESG data visualization tools and has been praised for its innovative stance on ratings and reputation research. Covalence is always looking for interns to join their ethical information analysis team, which allows interns to improve their IT-skills and learn about issues related to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. Covalence offers in-house as well as distant internship positions, which can be conducted from home. There is not a set duration, and the internship can be part time (20h/week) or fulltime (35h/week). The position is unpaid.

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