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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.


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.

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