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MDR Figaro Interviews ASL About Implications of New Health Insurance Law

The leading news and culture radio show for the tri-state region of Mitteldeutschland, MDR Figaro, interviewed ASL about the implications of the historical vote in Congress to approve a new health insurance system for American citizens. Journalist Thomas Biddle asked Crister Garrett just how significant this victory was for the President, what it could imply for the rest of his agenda, and if voters could possible punish the President in the upcoming mid-term Congressional elections.


Hessischer Rundfunk Interviews ASL About New Health Care Law

Hesse Public Radio (Hessischer Rundfunk) interviewed ASL live today to help listeners understand the significance of the vote in the House of Representatives in favor of the proposed new structures for health insurance in the United States. Report Gerd Kuhn asked Crister Garrett just how historic this victory is and if it was not a “Phyrric” victory in that Democrats could now lose a lot of support in the upcoming Congressional elections.


Townhall Meeting for MA Applicants, April 13

On April 13, 2010, American Studies Leipzig (ASL) will hold a town hall meeting for students who are interested in applying for the institute's MA program. The meeting will take place at 5.15 pm in the Humanities Building (GWZ), room 2 5.16. ASL faculty and staff will answer questions about the application procedure. For details about the application procedure, you can also check out the MA application page.


Application Procedure Grosser Wahlbereich American Studies

From a Wahlbereichs-Survey in 2009 we learned that Wahlbereichsstudents find it equally important to have flexibility in their choice of modules and to get an opportunity to build a “Grossen Wahlbereich.” In response to these findings, we have worked hard to find a solution that accommodates both (contradictory) priorities. As of the Fall Semester of 2009, we are able to offer seats in the American Studies “Grosser Wahlbereich.”


"The World Economic Crisis & the U.S." - Roundtable with Richard Mancke

The World Economic Crisis and the United States: Causes, Consequences, and Scenarios for the Future


Hessischer Rundfunk Interviews ASL About First Year of Obama Presidency

Hessischer Rundfunk spoke with American Studies Leipzig to assess the first year of the Obama Presidency. Reporter Susanne Schwarzenberg asked what are the larger changes the President has brought about, why his popularity seems to continue to decline, and whether one can give him a “1.0 or a 2.0”. Crister Garrett noted that the President has done a lot to improve America’s image in the world, has launched a new era of diplomatic engagement, and has managed to stabilize the national economy and thus the world economy.


MDR Figaro Interviews ASL About Turbulence Facing Obama Administration

MDR Figaro, a leading culture and news radio program for the Mitteldeutschland region (Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia), interviewed American Studies Leipzig about the current political turbulence facing the administration of President Obama. Reporter Vladimir Baltzar asked if the American people are becoming increasingly disenchanted with the President and if even his own party is beginning to distance itself from the Obama White House.


Inauguration Lecture by Leibniz Professor John B. Boles - Jan. 7

American Studies Leipzig and the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Leipzig, present the inauguration lecture by Leibniz Professor John B. Boles January 7th, 2010.


In Retrospect: ASAA Professional Roundtable - January 6, 2010

Almost fifteen ASL students used the opportunity to talk to ASL alumni Alexander Munzig (DAAD, Bonn) and Tobias Eikelpasch (Goethe Business School, Frankfurt am Main) during the first professional roundtable of 2010. The event was organized by the American Studies Alumni Association (ASAA) to bring former and current ASL students together to discuss career opportunities.

Students Getting Ready for Roundtable
Discussing Career Opportunities
Alexander Munzig at Professional Roundtable
Klaus Hueckstaedt (ASAA)
Tobias Eikelpasch reports from Frankfurt am Main
Tobias Eikelpasch reports from Frankfurt am Main via Videoconference
ALexander Munzig answering Questions
Alexander Munzig & Tobias Eickelpasch
ASL Students Listening
ALexander Munzig Discussing Career Opportunities
ASAA Professional Roundtable
Students Asking Alumni
Images tagged ASAA Professional Roundtable 1-2010

ASAA Professional Roundtable - A. Munzig (DAAD) & T. Eikelpasch (Goethe Univ.)

American Studies - What Next?
Professional Roundtable

Discuss & explore career opportunities with alumni who have been in your shoes. ASL Alumni talk about how they launched their career after graduating from American Studies Leipzig.

GWZ 3 5.15 - 3 pm - 5 pm
January 6th


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