Deutschlandfunk Interviews ASL on Upcoming Obama Visit

Deutschlandfunk (German Public Radio) did a live interview with ASL for the national morning news program on Thursday, 10 July. The interview concerned the upcoming visit to Germany of Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

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Flip-Flopping? - The Dilemma of the Median Voter

Recently, Barack Obama has been critized for moving to the middle of the political landscape to counter the impression of being liberal given among others by the National Journal. The media and the Republicans immediately jumped on Obama for what they define as flip-flopping. Given the make-up of the U.S. political system (winner-take-all, non-proportional representation, two-party-system, etc.), however, candidates are forced to appeal to the median voter if they want to win elections.

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[Update: With Fotos] Student-Organized 4th of July Party

The BA Class of ‘06 invites the American Studies Leipzig Community to join them for an Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 4th, 2008 at the GWZ Innenhof. The BBQ will start at 5pm. Please be prepared to bring a cover charge of 2 Euro.

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The Party was a lot of fun! See pictures by BA student Anika Brandt below:

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Prof. Freese. US-Immigration as Documented in Cartoons, Posters and Advertisements

 

American Studies Leipzig Invites You to the Following Guest Lecture:

“Immigration to the USA, as Documented in Cartoons, Posters and Advertisements”

by

Professor Emeritus
Dr. phil. Dr. h. c. mult.

Peter Freese

The lecture will take place on

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Doggystyle

You may have not noticed, but it is appears to be obligatory for U.S. presidents to have a dog. A quick research (cf. pictures below) has shown that every president since Kennedy had a hairy pal. Now, the important questions are: How is this issue going to play in November? And when and what kind of dog will Barack Obama get?

 

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Thinking About Studying American Studies? Check Out All Sources!

If you’re thinking about starting a BA in American Studies this Fall, most importantly, please mind the application deadlines issued by the University. For most BA applicants, the application has to be in by 15 July. Also, if you are still unsure about your decision, be sure to check as many different sources of information as possible to get a balanced and comprehensive picture. Below, you will find a brief overview over some of these sources, together with some context:

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Change is in the Air. American Studies Leipzig Overhauls Homepage

You may or may not have noticed right away: The American Studies Homepage looks slightly different. Since its launch in 2006, our institute homepage has received wide praise for its looks and usability. For several weeks now, student aides and faculty have worked hard, to retain the style, layout, and workflows of the page while completely overhauling the underlying engine. Most prominently, Alexandra Pitzing deserves recognition for transforming way over 400 individual pages from the old to the new system.

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Free Shipping at the American Studies Leipzig Shop

The American Studies Leipzig Shop at asl.spreadshirt.net offers free shipping for all orders placed between 30. June and 17. July. To get free shipping, simply enter the code

SOMMERSONNEPORTOFREI

as Gutschein Code. Enjoy!

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Panel Discussion: 1968 in America: Then and Now

American Studies Leipzig invites you to the following event:

Panel Discussion: „1968 IN AMERICA: THEN AND NOW“

Monday, 23 June
6 pm - 8 pm
Städtisches Kaufhaus
Room 2-08

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Workshop with TSU Students on June 16

The African American Struggle for Civil Rights and its Impact on the GDR Buergerrechtsbewegung

Please join a discussion with nine students and their professor from Tennessee State University, in Nashville, Tennessee, a historically black university. The group is currently traveling in Germany to trace connecting points between German and African American history with special focus on civil rights movements and their interconnectedness. For example - why were they singing “We Shall Overcome” in the Nikolaikirche in 1989?

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