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Shielding Democracies from Outside Interference - Laura Daniels

05. Dec 18:00 - 20:00

States have long tried to influence one another, at times through subversive means. Today, reports of hacking and leaking, “fake news,“ rumors of foreign funding to extremist parties, and other similar tactics have caused alarm in Western democracies.


Dr. Herrmann's Office Hours Canceled on Monday, 3. Dec

Office Hours for Dr. Herrmann have to be canceled on Monday, 4. December, due to the Digital Humanities Day in the University Library. For all urgent matters, you can find him at the Poster Slam in the UBL, right across the street.

The President That Is Not One (Lecture by Donald E. Pease)

06. Dec 18:00 - 20:00

On December 6, we're inviting you to a lecture held by one of the most prominent Americanists today, Professor Donald E. Pease.

Prof. Pease directs the annual Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth and is the editor of The New Americanist series, which has transformed the field of American studies. Some of his publications include Theodor Seuss GeiselNew American Exceptionalism, and many more.


Lecture on Figures of Predators in Oral Narratives of North American Plains Indians

On Tuesday, November 28 @ 7pm, Tobias Enge and the Geographical Society Leipzig will hold a lecture at the Grassimuseum Leipzig focusing on figures of predators in oral narrative traditions of North American Plains Indians.

For more information on the event, please see the attached invitiation.


Apply for a Marketing/Communication Position at MVZ Labor Leipzig

The MVZ Labor Leipzig is currently looking for applicants to work as marketing/communication associates and develop the Labor's website, as well as further upkeep of the company's online presence.

Foundational knowledge of Typo3 and text creation is required, as well as experience and/or background in online marketing and social media management.

For a full list of requirements and application information, please see the attached notice.


ASL Launches new DFG-funded Research Network on "Narrative Liminality"

American Studies Leipzig is launching a new DFG-funded Research Network. The research initiative aims to explore the symbolic operations that take place in the liminal area between narrative and other symbolic forms (such as data/bases, play, ritual, etc). It thus seeks to complement American studies' interest in narrative, surging since the narrative turn, by an interest in other symbolic forms.

The Future of the Transpacific Partnership: China, American, and Economic Competition

29. Nov 18:00 - 20:00

Join the American Space Leipzig for a roundtable discussion with Dr. Derek Scissors on Chinese-American relations and transpacific economic partnership.

Dr. Scissors is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he focuses on the Chinese and Indian economies and on US economic relations with Asia. He is the chief economist of the China Beige Book, a leading international source for following the Chinese economy.

Film Screening: Free to Rock

15. Nov 17:00 - 19:00

Join the American Space Leipzig for a public screening of Free to Rock followed by a discussion with producer DOUG YEAGER, U.S. Consul General TIMOTHY EYDELNANT and SEBASTIAN HERRMANN from American Studies Leipzig.


Silent Movie Evening and Interdisciplinary Conference on US and former Soviet Union

On the 17.-18. November, join the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften and the Verein Weimarer Republik for an interdisciplinary examination of the cultural, societal and political dichotomy between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

The opening takes place on November 16 at the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig at 7.30pm with a screening of silent movies.

For more information, schedule and registration, please visit the link below:


Apply Now - Various Internship Positions at Stay, Stuttgart

Stay is a community foundation that focuses on international development cooperation. Stay provides small measures that create great impact and as such allows underdeveloped communities to help themselves. The foundation is cooperating with eight outstanding partner organizations and is currently building two flagship projects in Uganda.

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