American Studies Leipzig seeks to be an active participant in the public dialogue about the nature of American life, and about the role of the United States in German, European, and World Affairs. We pursue public dialogue at the local, regional, and national level; and our colleagues have appeared in local and national radio, local and national tv, and local and national newspapers (examples include MDR Radio, MDR Fernsehen, Deutschlandfunk, Phoenix TV, Leipziger Volkszeitung, General Anzeiger (Bonn), Chemnitzer Freie Presse, Magdeburger Volkstimme, Ostsee Zeitung).
Recent examples of such public dialoge include the community event organized by American Studies and Advocates for Informed Democracy about the future of German American relations. The event was held at Leipzig's Haus des Buches on January 11, 2006.
Panelists included the former Lord Mayor of Leipzig Hinrich Lehman-Grube, American Consul General Mark Scheland, and the Member of Germany's Parliament Manfred Kolbe. Moderator was Anita Kecke, Senior Editor for International News at the Leipziger Volkszeitung.
A fuller list of recent activities is included below.
- 15 Dec, 12:19 Video: Picador Reading with Paul La Farge
- 08 Dec, 15:55 Picador Professor Justin Torres Discusses his Novel and Writing Process
- 22 Oct, 14:00 57. DOK Festival: Films on the Myth of America
- 14 Oct, 09:32 MDR Info Interviews ASL About Political Crisis in Washington DC
- 16 May, 12:55 Deutschlandfunk Interviews ASL About Obama's Growing Scandals
- 23 Apr, 12:30 ASL in National News as Part of Coverage on Boston Attack
- 04 Feb, 12:48 ASL discussed Obama's Inauguration with Experts on US Politics
- 14 Dec, 17:07 ASL and Fulbright Celebrate 60 Years of German-American Exchange
- 23 Mar, 09:25 MDR Figaro Interviews ASL About Implications of New Health Insurance Law
- 22 Mar, 17:28 Hessischer Rundfunk Interviews ASL About New Health Care Law
- 18 Jan, 18:17 Hessischer Rundfunk Interviews ASL About First Year of Obama Presidency
- 11 Jan, 22:07 MDR Figaro Interviews ASL About Turbulence Facing Obama Administration
- 10 Dec, 22:05 MDR Figaro Interviews ASL About President Obama’s Nobel Prize
- 09 Dec, 17:12 MDR Info Interviews ASL About President Obama and Nobel Prize
- 09 Oct, 16:00 Townhall with U.S. Ambassador Philip D. Murphy
- 04 Sep, 19:21 Ironic Hostilitiy: Republicans Attacking the "Liberal" Media
- 19 May, 00:00 Chuck Klosterman Interviewed on Radio Mephisto97.6
- 05 May, 20:54 MDR Info Interviews ASL About Presidential Primary
- 29 Apr, 11:14 Exhibit on Press and Presidential Elections Open to Enthusiasm
- 28 Apr, 18:30 Opening of Exhibit on April 28: Media, Power, & the White House