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Lecture with Bill Bishop: "Disunited States"

25. Apr 17:00 - 19:00
Americans political parties often disagree as if they represent two different countries. That’s because, in a very real sense, they do. For the past forty years, the United States has been segregating – not by race, but by education and income, by the way we live, talk and, finally, by the way we vote. After World War II, communities in the U.S. converged. The country became more homogenous. Beginning in the 1970s, however, the country began separating, so that now people in one community are increasingly unlike those who lives only 100 kilometers down the road.

Start of the summer lecture series! Obama 2.0: The Famous First 100 Days - What Is Really Changing?

18. Apr 17:00 - 19:00
ASL will kick off the summer lecture series of 2013 with a talk by Prof. Paul Rundquist titled "Obama 2.0: The Famous First 100 Days - What Is Really Changing?" Started by Frankin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression, the "100 Days Program" has become part of the global political lexicon to define and assess how a new adminstration seeks to engage energetically large and pressing problems in both domestic and international affairs.

SHP II Lecture Final Exams

06. Feb 17:15 - 18:45
The final exam for the SHP II Lecture for Lehramt and American Studies students will take place on Wednesday February 6, 2013 from 5.15-6.45 pm in HS 4

Body, Trance, and Sound in Afro-American Religions

23. Jan 19:00 - 21:00
Body, Trance and Sound in Afro-American Religions: Parallels to the Contemporary Electronic Trance Music Experience

(GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig)

This presentation investigates the unique roles and the inseparability of body, trance, dance and music (or sound in general) within Afro-American religious cultures, drawing parallels to similar trance music manifestations within contemporary electronic dance music, suggesting potential cross-cultural universals in the trance music experience.

BA Undergraduate Symposium "American Controversies"

01. Feb 14:00 - 18:00
The third Undergraduate Symposium with the title "American Controversies" is organized by 3rd year BA students at ASL and will be held at Plan B Kulturkaffee (Härtelstr. 21, Leipzig).

Please see attached poster for more information.

GACCCA Internship Roundtable

15. Jan 17:00 - 19:00
Please join us for a roundtable organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce California (GACCCA) and ASL: Steve Riedel, GACCCA Executive Director, and Prof. Crister Garrett will inform about internship opportunities with the German American Chamber of Commerce California in Germany and abroad.

The roundtable should be of particular interest to BA and MA students considering using their international skill set and experience to pursue a career in the private sector broadly defined.

Please also refer to the attached poster for information.

Service Learning Symposium

02. Feb 14:00 - 16:30
The second ASL Service Learning Symposium will be held in the lecture hall at the Albertina library. The service learning students will present their projects they organized with their community partners: 1st Zumbathon Charity Event Leipzig (EineWelt/Zentrum für Autismus in Lviv, Ukraine), Chocruz! Benefit Dance Night (Mirador/Chocruz Medical Clinic, Guatemala), and International Children's Rights Workshop (Humboldt Gymnasium, Leipzig/Amnesty International).

Obama 2.0: Real Change This Time?

22. Jan 17:00 - 19:00
Americans and Europeans have cooled noticeably in their enthusiasm for freshly re-elected President Barack Obama. The United States stands nevertheless before major challenges, be it economic recovery, environmental reform, guns and violence, immigration, for critical hotspots around the world from Iran to North Korea. How much change can an American president really create? How much change does President Obama really want to undertake?

Prohibition's over - A Literary Speakeasy

01. Dec 20:00 - 22:00
Leipzig Writers e.V. will host an event revolving around US literature and music of the 1920s.

Please see attached poster for more information.

Talk by Mary Rogus (Ohio University): Election 2012 in the Media

17. Dec 11:00 - 13:00
Mary Rogus: "Election 2012 in the Media: Fact-Checking, Tweeting and Big Spending!" (3.515)
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