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I'm currently on a one-person study tour through the US to research the ongoing presidential elections. I will post larger, in depth-pieces to American Studies Leipzig's election blog and will use my personal blog below to report on the everyday encounters. More information on my journey is also available in this news item. Please enjoy reading, and please comment or ask questions.

201721May

Become a Tandem Partner for American Students

Leipzig University's Sprachenzentrum is currently looking for German-speaking tandem partners for a group of students from the University of Arizona. The students partake in a Summer School in Leipzig from June 2 to July 1.

For more information, please contact Fabiana de Lima at tandem@uni-leipzig.de

Date: 
22. May 18:00 - 20:00

Join the American Space Leipzig for a public roundtable discussion on the Trump administration‘s immigration policy in historical perspective with 19th century immigrant and labor history expert, Prof. Dorothee Schneider.

201717May

ASL's Professor Crister S. Garrett Interviewed by Deutschlandfunk On Lavrov Visit

ASL's Professors Crister S. Garrett was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk about Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov's visit to the White House and the ensuing complications for Trump's administration.

You can listen to the interview at the link below:

Date: 
26. May 19:00 - 21:00

Zum Gedenken an John F. Kennedys 100. Geburtstag zeigt der American Space Leipzig einen 2013 restaurierten Dokumentarfilm aus dem Jahr 1964, der unter dem Titel "Years of Lightning, Day of Drums" das Vermächtnis des amerikanischen Präsidenten (1961-1964) beschreibt. Nach einem einleitenden Grußwort durch den amtierenden Leiter des U.S. Consulate General Leipzig David Fabrycky übernimmt Prof. Crister Garrett (American Studies Leipzig) die Moderation.

201711May

Prof. Crister S. Garrett Interviewed by Tagesschau about Comey Firing

ASL's Professors Crister S. Garrett was interviewed by Tagesschau about President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

You can read the interview in the link below:

http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/comey-entlassung-101.html

201711May

Picador Professor Tom Drury Discusses and Reads from His Novels

On May 2, current Picador Professor Tom Drury read a selection from his extensive 'Midwest trilogy' encompassing his novels The End of VandalismHunts in Dreams, and his most recent book, Pacific. The reading was held at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, in cooperation with Klett-Cotta and the Holtzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum. The reading saw up to 50 guests in attendance and was moderated by the director of the Institute for American Studies at Leipzig University, Prof. Crister S.

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