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200824Jul

MDR Interviews ASL About Obama Visit to Berlin.

MDR and its current affairs radio show, Figaro, interviewed American Studies Leipzig today about the visit of presidential candidate Barack Obama to Berlin. MDR (Mitteldeutschland Rundfunk/Central Germany Public Radio) is the leading news provider for central Germany.

200824Jul

Radio Mephisto Interviews ASL About Obama Visit.

Radio Mephisto, the leading student radio station at the University of Leipzig with a regional listnership of approximately twenty-five thousand, interviewed ASL today about the visit of presidential candidate Barack Obama to Berlin.

200817Jul

Picador Guest Professor Chuck Klosterman Reads on July 17

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to join Picador Guest Professor Chuck Klosterman's public reading on 17 July, 8pm, at Galerie Pierogi.

On July 17, 2008, 8pm, Chuck Klosterman will read from his novel "Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story" at the Galerie Pierogi, Spinnereistraße 7, Halle 10, 04179 Leipzig. Moderator will be Stefan Maelck (MDR). The reading will be accompanied by live DJ music (DJ Haircut, Ilses Erika).

200812Jul

Study: Political Participation Rooted in Genes

After having studied the factors that are traditionally thought to influence political participation or non-participation—namely, social factors (education, social class, age, etc.), political factors (alienation, cynicism, partisanship, etc.), and structural factors (registration requirements, two-party system, electoral college, etc.)--I ran accross a new study that found evidence for biological factors (genes) to have an impact on political participation:

 

200811Jul

Presidential Cookie Wars

The Nominees:

And the nominees are...

200811Jul

Sign Up Today! Logins for New American Studies Leipzig Website Now Available

Logins to the new American Studies Website are now publicly available. Register today to be able to post comments and participate in the homepage's community building and communication effort.

Go to americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/user/register to sign up.

For an overview of all updates and newsitems on the new American Studies Homepage, see americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/homepage.

200810Jul

Picador Roundtable on Spectator Sports Draws Large Crowd

The Picador Roundtable with Picador Guest Professor Chuck Klosterman and Fulbright Professor Ben Alpers today was attended by approximately 30 to 40 students.

200810Jul

*UPDATE: Chuck Klosterman and Ben Alpers Roundtable on "The Spectator vs. The Sport"

American Studies Leipzig
is proud to present a
Picador Guest Professorship for Literature Roundtable


“The Spectator vs. The Sport”

 

Thursday, 10 July 2008, 5pm
Lecture Hall of the Deutsches Literatur Institut DLL
Wächterstraße 34

 

200810Jul

Deutschlandfunk Interviews ASL on Upcoming Obama Visit

Deutschlandfunk (German Public Radio) did a live interview with ASL for the national morning news program on Thursday, 10 July. The interview concerned the upcoming visit to Germany of Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

20085Jul

Flip-Flopping? - The Dilemma of the Median Voter

Recently, Barack Obama has been critized for moving to the middle of the political landscape to counter the impression of being liberal given among others by the National Journal. The media and the Republicans immediately jumped on Obama for what they define as flip-flopping. Given the make-up of the U.S. political system (winner-take-all, non-proportional representation, two-party-system, etc.), however, candidates are forced to appeal to the median voter if they want to win elections.

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