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201525Aug

SHP I Make Up Exam

The Make Up Exam for this year's SHP I module will take place

Oct. 29, 2015

5-7 pm

Room:  GWZ 3.515

201510Feb

Deutschlandfunk Interviews Amerian Studies Leipzig about Crisis in the Ukraine

Deutschland Funk interviewed American Studies Leipzig about the escalating crisis in the Ukraine and the role of German-American cooperation to find a solution.

Journalist Jürgen Limensky asked Professor Crister S. Garrett if there was discord between Chancellor Merkel and President Obama about the role of possible defensive weapon deliveries to the Ukrainian forces to counter Russian military-supported operations on Ukrainian territory.

201416Dec

Prof. Garrett: Office Hours Cancelled for Dec. 17

Dear Students,

Due to my participation in a Dissertation Defense, I will need to cancel office hours for Wednesday, December 17.

Sincerely,

Crister S. Garrett

201415Dec

Fulbright Professor Christina Ziegler-McPherson On German Immigration and Xenophobia

On December 9, 2014, Fulbright scholar Professor Christina Ziegler-McPherson gave a talk on German Immigration to the US and American anxiety toward Germans after World War I.

Around 20 students joined Prof. Ziegler-McPherson to listen to her thorough analysis of anti-German sentiments in connection with World War I.

20149Dec

Second Teacher's Workshop was a Great Success

On December 4, 2014, American Studies Leipzig held its second workshop for teachers in Saxony. (click here, for information on the first workshop)

40 teachers from all over Saxony gathered to freshen up their knowledge about current dynamics of globalization and the ongoing debate of immigration and growing diversity in the US. The workshop was conducted jointly by Prof. Crister Garrett, Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez, and Prof. Hartmut Keil.

201427Nov

Tagesthemen Interviews American Studies Leipzig About Events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Tagesthemen Moderator Thomas Roth spoke with American Studies Leipzig Director Crister S. Garrett about the riots in Ferguson and elsewhere in the United States.

Mr. Roth asked pointed questions about racism, police work, and social tensions in the United States.

Professor Garrett sought to provide context and deeper analysis to help understand the tensions in the country currently.

The 4-minute interview is available at
http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/sendung/tt-3335.html

201417Nov

American Studies Participates in Energetic Event about US-EU-Russian Relations

In a room packed with over eighty people, American Studies Leipzig participated in an energetic debate about contemporary developements in US-EU-Russian Relations around the theme of Ukrainian indepedence and its place in transatlantic relations. The events was hosted by the Center for Central and Eastern European Affairs and the Friederich Ebert Foundation Office in Saxony. Professor Crister S. Garrett represented American Studies.

20145Nov

Deutschlandfunk Interviews American Studies about U.S. Midterm Elections

Deutschlandfunk, one of Germany's premier public radio stations, interviewed American Studies on election day about the U.S. Midterm Elections and what they could signify about the Obama administration and the course of the country.

Reporter Sandra Schutz asked Professor Crister S. Garrett if President Obama is a "tragic figure". He responded that tragedy is hard to define in this context, but American politics is simply very competitive, a presidential system where a majority in the legislature, the Congress, is never a given.

20145Nov

DAAD Awards Doctoral Research Grant to Anja Eifert

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has awarded a short-term research grant to PhD candidate and assistant lecturer Anja Eifert.

The DAAD research grant honors academic excellence and original research by providing promising doctoral candidates with an opportunity to conduct field study abroad.

20145Nov

Prof. Garrett's Office Hours Cancelled Today (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Prof. Garrett has had to cancel his office hours for Weds., Nov. 5, due to last-minute developments. Sorry for the inconvenience.

He will hold office hours again on Weds., Nov. 12, from 3:00-4:30 PM. The office hours need to be shortened by thirty minutes due to a panel on which he is participating during Tag der Lehre on November 12.

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