Public Lecture Series
As part of its regular engagement with the community, American Studies offers a variety of public lectures and public lecture series. These deal with all aspects of American life, both contemporary and historical. And they cover a whole range of issues, from cultural, to political, social, economic, environmental, literary, and international.
Especially noteworthy is the Fulbright Lecture Series that has been held now for many years and for which Prof. Hartmut Keil is the innovative and driving force. He works with staff and students to organize an annual lecture series that brings Fulbright Scholars from around Europe to Leipzig to lecture and discuss the richness, complexity, and controversies of American life.
The Horst Saalbach Lecture is also an example of American Studies Leipzig reaching out to the community with informative and important talks to enrich German-American Dialogue. On April 27, 2005, at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, former Economics Minister of Saxony and CEO of AMD Microchips, Dr. Marin Gillo, held a lecture on the role of culture in shaping commercial and political ties between countries, especially between the United States and Germany.