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Please Join The "Debate America" Symposium on Feb. 3

03. Feb 14:00 - 19:00

Debate America is a symposium organized by 3rd year BA Students of American Studies as part of their Project Module. With the symposium we aim to foster the understanding of the complexities of American politics, culture, and literature. Please join us when we debate various topics that range from American exceptionalism, the role of African Americans in today´s America, and contemporary American literature.

MA Townhall Meeting

23. Jan 17:00 - 19:00

American Studies Leipzig invites interested students of American studies and of related disciplines to a roundtable on the American Studies MA Program and the application procedures. The meeting will take place on Monday, January 23 at 5pm at GWZ 2.516.

Please also see the attached poster for information.

ASL Book Club Meets To Discuss "Everything is Illuminated"

08. Feb 17:00 - 19:00

The first book the ASL Book Club will discuss in 2012 is Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated. The novel, published in 2002, was Foer's first one. It generated widespread interest among literary circles and was praised by a variety of critics. Everything is Illuminated is a story about a young Jewish-American, who has the same name as the author. He travels to the Ukraine to investigate his grandfather`s story and thereby learns about his family's past.

Guest Lecture NPR Journalist Jeff Rosenberg at Institute for Journalism

11. Jan 13:00 - 15:00

Radio Journalist Jeff Rosenberg will be holding a lecture on "The American Broadcast System: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" at the University of Leipzig‘s Institute for Journalism as part of the seminar series “Grundlagen des Journalismus.” Rosenberg worked for the National Public Radio (NPR) for 20 years and was the head of the station’s international section.

ASL Event Committee Help Desk

05. Dec 17:00 - 19:00

If you have any questions regarding American Studies Leipzig, studying abroad, or if you have any other concerns with your studies, please join the ASL Event Committee for their Help Desk on December 5 at 5 pm (GWZ room 3.515).

Or just come and have a piece of cake. With the Help Desk, the ASL Event Committee wants to offer a student service to students.


Please also refer to the attached poster for information on the event.

First ASL Event Commitee Thanksgiving Dinner

24. Nov 18:00 - 22:00

The ASL Event Committee would like to invite everyone to their first Thanksgiving dinner on November 24 at the Community Center of the Baptiste Church (Bernhard-Göring Straße 18-20). Feel free to join and have a delicious Thanksgiving feast with a 9kg turkey.

Please also see the attached poster for additional information.

"2501 Migrants:" Film Screening with Yolanda Cruz

10. Jan 17:30 - 20:00

Award-winning filmmaker Yolanda Cruz will present and discuss her documentary 2501 Migrants at the Hörsaalgebäude (HS 20). The movie follows the story of Alejandro Santiago, a Mexican artist who returns to his hometown after living in France, and finds it almost abandoned as many of the former inhabitants migrated to the United States.

ASL Book Club will discuss Octavia Butler´s Kindred with Dr. Qiana Whitted

09. Dec 17:00 - 19:00

On December 9, 2011, the ASL Book Club will gather again to discuss Octavia Butler's novel Kindred. We will meet at 5 pm in the ASL homebase, GWZ 2.516.

Talk by Ambassador Janet E. Garvey

12. Jan 18:00 - 19:30

Ambassador Janet E.  Garvey will hold a talk at ASL about "Why NATO Will Continue to Matter for America and Europe." The event will be at the GWZ, seminar room 2.516.

"US Climate Change Policy:" Lecture by Prof. Thomas L. Brewer

22. Nov 15:00 - 17:00

Professor Thomas L. Brewer will give a lecture on "US Climate Change Policy: Status and Prospects" for students and faculty memebers at ASL from 3 to 5 pm (room 2.516).

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