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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.

201716Jan

Picador Professor Paul La Farge Gives Two "Picador at School" Workshops

Current Picador Professor, author of the upcoming novel The Night Ocean, Paul La Farge held two "Picador at School" workshops at the University of Leipzig and at the Reclam Gymnasium.

201716Jan

Picador Professor Paul La Farge Read from his Novel at the English Theatre in Berlin

Current holder of the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature, Paul La Farge, held a reading of his upcoming novel, The Night Ocean, at the English Theater in Berlin on January 9. The event was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Berlin and the Holtzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum.

 

201615Dec

Video: Picador Reading with Paul La Farge

You can now watch the Picador Reading with current Picador Professor Paul La Farge in its entirety on YouTube, link below:

Reading and Discussion with Picador Professor Paul La Farge

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20168Dec

[VIDEO] Picador Professor Justin Torres Discusses his Novel and Writing Process

You can now watch the video from Picador Professor Justin Torres' reading at the link below: 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp9rn1D63Is

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201628Nov

Picador Professor Paul La Farge Discusses and Reads from His Upcoming Novel

On November 22, current Picador Professor Paul La Farge read from his upcomming novel The Night Ocean. The reading was held at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst and saw up to 60 guests in attendance, including the US Consulate General Scott Riedmann who held opening remarks. The event was moderated by Diane Hielscher.

201624Nov

Internship Coordinator Office Hours will be Tuesdays 1-2pm

Dear students, please note that the Internship Support Office Hours with new Internship Coordinator, Christin Habermann, will be held Tuesdays 1-2pm.

You can also contact the Internship Coordinator via e-mail asl-internship@uni-leipzig.de

201617Nov

ASL Director, Crister S. Garrett, Discusses Implications of Donald Trump’s Election at Phoenix Runde

American Studies Leipzig Director, Crister S. Garrett, was invited to phoenix Runde to discuss the implications of Donald Trump’s election as the next President of the United States.

Other participants in the discussion round were:
– Julius van de Laar (Policy Adviser)
– Prof. Susan Neiman (Philosopher, Einstein-Forum)
– Roger Johnson (Republicans Overseas Vice President Eastern Europe)

201617Nov

ASL Director Crister Garrett, Interviewed by Several Radio Stations about Election Outcome

On October 9, American Studies director, Crister S. Garrett, was interviewed by several radio stations about the outcome of the presidential elections 2016. Professor Garrett talked about how Donald Trump meets the zeitgeist and mobilized more voters than Hillary Clinton. Just like Brexit, Trump’s winning shows the dissatisfaction many Americans feel. But foresighted, Donald Trump is not the only decision maker as the president but has to work together with Congress.

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