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Dr. Pawel Laidler spoke at ASL about Role of Politics at the US Supreme Court

On May 2, 2013, Dr. Pawel Laidler from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow held a talk at American Studies Leipzig as part of the ASL summer lecture series. Dr. Laidler spoke about “The Politics of the Supreme Court,” focusing on the intricacies of politics and law making in the United States’ highest court. Arguing that, despite of the division of powers, the Supreme Court is a highly politicized institution, Dr. Laidler explained how politics takes influence in US courts and, in turn, which political powers the courts have.

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University of Arizona looking for "Tandempartner" for language course in Leipzig!

Dear students,

The German Department at the University of Arizona is looking for 21 student mentors (Tandempartner) for the participants of a summer language course in Leipzig. The American students will be in Leipzig from June 01 to June 29, 2013. As mentors, you would be showing your partners around the city and introduce them to life in Leipzig.

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Students & Friends, Please Vote For ASL MOOC Application

Dear friends of ASL,

Please like and share: American Studies Leipzig has submitted an application for the Stifterverband/iversity competition for MOOC Grants. You can find our application at

https://moocfellowship.org/submissions/critical-decision-making-in-the-contemporary-globalized-world

Part of the selection process will involve how many public votes each application receives.

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Bill Bishop talked about the increasing divide in US society at ASL

On April 25, 2013, journalist Bill Bishop delivered the second talk of the American Studies Leipzig summer lecture series. Under the title “Disunited States,” Mr. Bishop looked at how voting patterns have changed since the mid-1960s in the US. Evaluating the data of presidential elections in the last 100 years, Mr. Bishop found that the voting in most counties in the US was basically equally Republican and Democrat, but since 1965 more and more people live in so-called landslide counties were the respective candidate wins by 20% of the votes or more.

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ASL Celebrates Sixth Issue of aspeers: emerging voices in american studies

On April 24, 2013, American Studies Leipzig celebrated the release of the sixth issue of aspeers: emerging voices in american studies. The new issue is dedicated to “American Memories,” featuring four academic articles, seven pieces of art, and an interview with Monica Michelin from the Sorbonne. The published contributions came from six different countries (USA, France, Germany, the UK, Canada and Poland), but submissions were sent in from many more countries.

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ASL offering Professional Development Workshops with Dr. Uta Kremer

International Presentations, Leadership, and Negotiations

American Studies Leipzig is pleased to offer three interrelated international career development workshops by Dr. Uta Kremer this summer semester. These workshops cover essential aspects of international presentations, leadership and negotiations. They are offered for BA and MA students.

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Expert on US Supreme Court to Hold Talks at ASL

Dr. Pawel Laidler, expert on the US Supreme Court and Assistant Director of the Institute for American Studies at Jagiellonian University (Krakow), will be visiting at ASL next week as part of the institute’s Erasmus partnership program.

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ASL in National News as Part of Coverage on Boston Attack

American Studies Leipzig was part of the German coverage of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack, being involved in tv and radio specials. The noted news program PHOENIX-Runde had Crister Garrett join other guests in a live show shortly after the attack to assess what would be the policy implications, and the possible further course of the American public reaction to the violence.
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ASL Summer Lecture Series started with Talk by Prof. Paul Rundquist

On April 18, 2013, the ASL summer lecture series started with a talk by Prof. Paul Rundquist on Obama’s second first 100 days in office. Titled “Obama 2.0: The Famous First One Hundred Days—What Is Really Changing?”, Prof. Rundquist’s presentation focused on three main issues: budget, guns, and immigration. First of all, however, Prof.
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Ewa Adamkiewicz New ASL Internship Coordinator

This semester Ewa Adamkiewicz takes over the office of the Internship Coordinator at American Studies Leipzig. As Internship Coordinator Ewa manages the internship section of the ASL homepage and helps students who are interested in internships.

You can contact her via asl-internship@uni-leipzig.de and/or see her during her office hours on Tuesdays from 5pm to 6pm. You can find the Internship Support Office in room 3.501

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