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Can Conservatives be Climate Friendly?

10. Dec 11:45 - 13:00

You bet. The Real Story of Republican Mayor Jim Brainard of Carmel, Indiana, and Its Importance For American Politics.

Please join us for a brownbag roundtable discussion with national figure, Jim Brainard, Mayor of Carmel, Indiana.

10 December 2015
11:45 am - 01:00 pm

Teacher Workshop: The American Dream in the 21st Century

03. Dec 09:00 - 16:00

Every year, the Institute for American Studies Leipzig, in collaboration with American Space Leipzig, organizes a workshop for teachers.

This year, the workshop will take place on 3 December 2015 at the Institute for American Studies Leipzig (Room: 2516) and address the “American Dream”.

MA Town Hall Meeting

13. Jan 17:00 - 18:00

On January 13, 2016, American Studies Leipzig will hold a town hall meeting for students who are interested in applying for the institute's MA program. The meeting will take place at 5 pm in the Humanities Building (GWZ), room 3 5.15. ASL faculty and staff will answer questions about the application procedure and the program itself.

The Current Study Abroad Landscape in the United States

25. Nov 12:00 - 14:00

The Case of California and its National Context

Please join us for a brownbag roundtable discussion with Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, Anthony Yuen, about studying in California and the US.

25 November
12-2 pm
GWZ 4.415


Von Franken nach New York: Amerikanistik, Startups, Perspektiven

19. Nov 18:00 - 20:00



Der German American Mitteldeutschland Entrepreneurship Dialogue (GAMED) lädt ein zu einem Gespräch über berufliche Perspektiven während und nach dem Studium mit Ralph Cibis.

19 Nov. 2015

6-8 pm

GWZ 2.516

Shell Shocked: Documentary Film Screening

12. Nov 19:30 - 22:00

New Orleans has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the US, far higher than the national average. Eighty percent of the victims are black males, mostly in their teenage years. This award-winning documentary sheds light on a widely neglected crisis and gives voice to those who try to fight it.

12 November 2015
7:30 pm
Jedermann (Georg-Schwarz-Str. 28)

Picador Reading with Linh Dinh

10. Nov 19:00 - 21:00

Please join us for Picador Professor Linh Dinh's reading at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11) on Tuesday, November 10, 7pm!

You can find out more about Prof. Dinh's works and activities on his faculty page. More information about the event can be found in the attached flyer and poster.

Pioneer Publishing in the Postacademic World

16. Jul 17:00 - 19:00

Please join us for a roundtable discussion on disruptive publishing with Dr. Jennifer Zahrt, CEO of Rubedo Press, Seattle.

16 July 2015
5-7 pm
GWZ 2.516


Rubedo is a small publisher that cultivates critical academic translations of source texts previously unavailable in English, alongside philosophical treatises, and artistic creations.

Immigration, Religion, Citizenship: Documentary Film Screening

15. Jul 17:00 - 19:00

Please join us for a screening of a documentary of the 2013 ASL study tour to Houston, Texas. The film will address major insights into the complexity of Houstonian society that students from Leipzig and Krakow, Poland, gained during their trip.

15 July 2015
5-7 pm
GWZ 2.516


The documentary will be introduced by Elisabeth Böhme from the Leipzig-Houston e.V.

International Conference: Democracy and Difference in the "Pacific Century"

09. Jul 11:00 - 11. Jul 13:00

This conference seeks to bring together diverse scholars and a variety of other voices exploring the meaning of the trans­pacific in the context of trans­atlantic interactions and transnational American Studies. The bridging theme will be dialogues on difference and democracy as explored in diverse forms of expression, including literature, culture, knowledge construction, politics, economics, and the narrating of history.

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