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Half-Time Report

20. Apr 17:00 - 19:00

Please join us for a talk on the presidential elections in the US with Prof. Paul Rundquist.

Albertina Library Lecture Hall
Beethovenstraße 6
04107 Leipzig


Prof. Rundquist was a Senior Researcher at the Congressional Research Service for some thirty years. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the relations between Congress and the Executive Branch. He has advised parliaments around the world on legislative affairs.

Building Opportunity? TTIP Symposium

15. Apr 09:00 - 17:00

A TTIP Symposium

15 April
Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig

You can sign up for the symposium here.

What Are We Talking About?

11. Apr 17:00 - 19:00

Intercultural communication has become indispensable in the global workplace.

April 11
GWZ 2516
5-7 pm

In this seminar, Dr. Uta Kremer will present the concepts of intercultural communication, evaluate current dynamics of internationalization and their influence on the job market, and discuss the need for intercultural expertise.

Urban America : Mediating City Space as Place

02. Apr 09:00 - 16:00

Fifth American Studies Leipzig Graduate Conference

Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
April 2, 2016

The Fifth American Studies Leipzig Graduate Conference “Urban America: Mediating City Space as Place,” seeks to investigate the cultural, social, and political production of spatial realms and places in an interdisciplinary framework.

You can find more information here.

Michael Grimwood lecture

06. Jul 17:00 - 19:00

Details: Join us for a public lecture by Prof. Michael Grimwood from North Carolina State University about William Faulkner's That Evening Sun. This lecture is part of Prof. Junker's lecture "American Literary History." 

Location: Hörsaalgebäude, HS 2

The event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Society, History, Politics II - Make Up Exam

11. Apr 17:00 - 19:00

The make up exam for the module Society, History, Politics II will take place

Monday, 11 April 2016
Room: GWZ 4.4.15
Time: 5-7 pm

Narrating War - Representation, Repression, Remembrance

05. Feb 13:00 - 17:00

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to this year's undergraduate research symposium on the narrativity of war.

War has always been a part of human coexistence. It shapes world politics and greatly affects the individual. How is war, in all its complexity, culturally mediated? How do war narratives impact a society's understanding and imagination of war? How powerful is these narratives influence on global politics?

From Alterglobalization to Occupy Wall Street

13. Jan 18:00 - 20:00

Please join us for a public talk on the contemporary American left with Blair Taylor (New School for Social Research, NYC / FU Berlin). 

13 January 2016
6-8 pm
Room: 2.516
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig


Taylor examines how political transformations within left social movements have helped to construct a “new spirit of capitalism” that addresses widespread demand for an ethical lifeworld, simultaneously innovating and modernizing while neutralizing critique.

"Warum die Moderne nicht für mich gemacht ist" : Abschiedsvorlesung Prof. Dr. Anne Koenen

02. Feb 17:00 - 19:00

2. Februar 2016, 17:00
Deutsches Literaturinstitut
Wächterstraße 34


Building President Obama's Environmental Strategy

10. Dec 18:00 - 20:00

How Republicans Have been Asked to Help, and What this means for the  Country‘s Green Politics

Please join Jim Brainard, Mayor of Carmel, Indiana, for a talk on Republican environmental politics in the US.

10 December 2015
6-8 pm
GWZ, 4.415


Mr. Brainard argues that climate friendliness is a traditional part of Republican policy. He was part of the “State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force On Climate Preparedness and Resilience,“ which was established by President Obama as part of his climate action plan.

With Mr. Brainard as Mayor, the city of Carmel has developed from a driving to a walking and bicycling city. The city won several prices for its environmental policies and was voted the “Best Place to Live in United States“ by CNN Money in 2012.


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