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Volunteers Wanted for ACU Student Exchange

If you are interested in cultural exchange and meeting American students, please consider volunteering for the MentorInnenprogramm of the Freiwilligenagentur Leipzig. The program is designed to welcome and support a group of students from Abilene Christian University (Texas) that will live, study, and volunteer in Leipzig from January until May, 2018.


3rd International Summer School "Cultures of Security" held at ASL

From September 3rd - 19th, 2016, the International Summer School "Cultures of Security in a Transatlantic and Global Context" will be held at American Studies Leipzig for the third time.

Structured by a multidisciplinary approach, this summer school brings together specialists and students from the fields of political science, history, sociology, economics, and cultural studies for an intensive two-week program of lectures, seminars and case study workshops to explore and discuss the central components that shape contemporary debates and notions of security.


ASL Published in Tagesspiegel About Super Tuesday and What Comes Next

The leading Berlin daily Tagesspiegel invited American Studies Leipzig to contribute an essay about the results of Super Tuesday and what lays ahead in the American presidential election of 2016. You can find the essay by Crister S. Garrett and reactions to it at https://causa.tagesspiegel.de/populismus-ist-in-den-usa-kein-schimpfwort.html.


Call for Proposals "Hollywood - Making America"

The American Studies Students' Research Society of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow invite proposals for this year's edition of the Days of American Culture student conference:

Jagiellonian University in Krakow
27-29 April, 2016


February 18 Roundtable Discussion on the MSC

The US Consulate General Leipzig and the Initiative junger Transatlantiker/Young Transatlantic Initiative cordially invite you to a roundtable discussion on the key outcomes of the 2016 Munich Security Conference.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:00 pm
US Consulate General Leipzig
Wilhelm-Seyfferth-Straße 4

If you are interested in joining the event, please RSVP; spots are still available


Deutschlandfunk Speaks with ASL about Iowa Caucuses and next Primaries

Deutschlandfunk's morning reporter Christiane Kaess spoke with American Studies' Crister S. Garrett about the meaning of the Iowa caucuses for the remaining primaries, and as a barometer of the political mood in th United States currently. Professor Garrett observed that we have not witnessed such voter frustration and even anger in the last quarter century.


Fulbright Offering Scholarships for American Studies Institute 2016

From 17 September to 1 October 2016, the Fulbright commission will organize the American Studies Institute, an interdisciplinary research opportunity for German scholars, doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral researchers in the humanities with a clear connection to the US.

This year’s American Studies Institute will address “Why Black Lives Matter: Race and Politics in the U.S.” and will be organized in collaboration with the San Francisco State University. The Fulbright commission will provide 10 to 15 scholarships.


U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson To Discuss Climate Change & Policies

#ActOnClimate: More than Just a Hashtag

U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson To Discuss Climate Change & Policies

Please join us on Wednesday, 3 February, 10:00 -­ 11:30 am, for a public talk on environmental policy with United States Ambassador to Germany, John B. Emerson. The event will take place at the Albertina Library.


ASL Welcomes Visiting Author Dong Li

American Studies Leipzig is very happy to welcome Humboldt Fellow Dong Li as a visiting author for 2016. The poet and translator holds an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University and is currently a German Chancellor Fellow with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Literature Fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart).

BART Research Bash with Picador Prof. Alleyne and Dr. Bast

02. Jul 17:00 - 19:00

Seventh BART Research Bash (GWZ Room 2.5.16)

In our continuing effort to familiarize students with the research projects of scholars at American Studies Leipzig, ASL will host the next BART Research Bash, an informal event with snacks and soda in which two of the institute‘s scholars discuss both their present research interests and their scholarly biography.

The speakers will be:

Picador Prof. Lauren K. Alleyne

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