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The Current State of Transatlantic Relations

08. Jun 18:00 - 20:00

Join the American Space Leipzig for a roundtable discussion on transatlantic relations with Dr. Michael Kimmage.


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

U.S. Immigration and Refugee Policy -- A Roundtable Discussion

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.


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:

Filmvorführung John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums

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.


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:



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.


Dr. Schmieder's Office Hours Canceled - 10 May

Please excuse any inconvenience. 


APPLY NOW: Fellowship for Modernizing Transatlantic Relations

The Atlantische Initiative, a Berlin-based NGO dedicated to promoting collaboration between US and European citizens, is currently offering fellowships to 30 applicants to take part in their Atlantic Expedition to Chicago, IL and Houston, TX in October 2017.

ASLAA Professional Roundtable: PhD Programs

16. May 19:00 - 21:00

Are you currently thinking about applying for PhD programs? Or applying for scholarships to complete your dissertation? Or completing a PhD parallel to your job? There are so many aspects to think about when deciding for an academic career or using a PhD for your professional development.

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