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MDR Info Interviews ASL About President Obama and Nobel Prize

MDR Info, the main source for radio news in the Mitteldeutschland region, interviewed American Studies Leipzig about President Obama’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize and the very mixed reactions in the United States about the award. Crister Garrett noted that the President himself stressed in his first official response to the announcement that he felt he did not deserve the prize, but accepted the honor that it bestows.

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Townhall with U.S. Ambassador Philip D. Murphy

U.S. Ambassador Philip D. Murphy invites you to join him in a townhall meeting for students where he looks forward to discussing his goals in Germany and engaging in a lively exchange of ideas about German-American relations.

Friday, October 9
4.00 - 5.00 PM
University Library Albertina
Lecture Hall

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MDR Info Interviews ASL About Presidential Primary

MDR Info, the most listened to source of news on radio in Central Germany (Mitteldeutschland), interviewed American Studies Leipzig today about the implications of the latest round of primary elections in the United States that are part of this presidential election season.

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Exhibit on Press and Presidential Elections Open to Enthusiasm

Some 70 people gathered to open the Exhibit on “Media, Power, and the White House” on Monday, 28 April. The project is co-sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies and the Institute for American Studies. Generous funding for the exhibit has been provided by the American Consulate in Leipzig.

Under the supervision of Dr. Gerhard Piskol, a specialist in comparative journalism, and Professor Emeritus Hartmut Keil from American Studies, the exhibit was constructed by ten students over several months.

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Opening of Exhibit on April 28: Media, Power, & the White House

ASL and the Department of Communication Studies of the University of Leipzig proudly present the exhibit “Power of the Media - Media of Power: The Fight for the White House.” The exhibit will open on April 28, 2008 at 6:30 pm in the humanities building (GWZ, Beethovenstreet 15), room 2.516. The theme is the presidential election in the USA and its portrayal in the media - historically and currently. From April 28 onwards, the exhibit will be shown in the foyer of the humanities building and in the Communication Studies Department (Burgstreet 21, 3. Floor).

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Primaries Roundtable Attracts Large Crowd from Community

Some 65 guests from the greater Leipzig community attended a lively roundtable on the presidential primaries and what they indicate so far as to whom could be the next president of the United States.

The roundtable consisted of Mark Wenig, Consul for Public Affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Leipzig, Fulbright-Leipzig Professor Ben Alpers, and Professor Crister Garrett from the Institute for American Studies.

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Roundtable on the Presidential Primaries

Städtisches Kaufhaus Room 207
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
5-7 PM

The Presidential Election of 2008 is shaping up to be a highly important moment
for the United States and for international affairs. With major developments in
the fortunes of candidates for both parties after the caucus in Iowa and the
primary in New Hampshire, critical votes are days and weeks ahead
(‘Giga-Tuesday’ on 5 February) that could very well determine who will be the
two final candidates that will compete to become the next president of the

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ZDF Heute Interviews ASL on Presidential Primaries

ZDF Heute, and its on-line news organization, zdfheute.de, interviewed ASL today about the implications of the New Hampshire primary for the future course of the presidential election process. The internet news portal zdfheute.de is accessed by over a half million people each day both in Germany and worldwide.

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MDR Info Interviews ASL About America’s Middle East Initiative

MDR Info, the most listened to source for news in Mitteldeutschland (Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia), interviewed ASL for the afternoon news program regarding the visit by President Bush to the Middle East and America’s efforts to encourage a Middle East peace process.

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Radio Berlin-Brandenburg Interviews ASL About Primaries

Radio Berlin-Brandenburg (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg), the largest radio news source for northeastern Germany, interviewed ASL live today about the presidential primaries.

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