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Inauguration Event Draws Enormous Crowd

Today’s inauguration event drew an unexpected crowd as over 200 people showed up for a live viewing of President Obama taking the oath of office, the inauguration speech, and discussions. On the panel, American Studies Leipzig faculty discussed with Consul General Katherine Brucker, and affiliated faculty joining the discussion from Oklahoma and Washington DC.

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U.S. Presidential Inauguration Multimedia Roundtable

Update: Please see our report page for more information.

American Studies Leipzig is pleased to announce

The ASL 2009 U.S. Presidential Inauguration Multimedia Roundtable 

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Bibliothek Albertina Hörsaal

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For the Addicts: Fighting the Post-Election Hangover

For those of us who got used to checking out the latest polling data starting around 6pm in the afternoon and making this a central element of their procrastination schedule, the election was a real bummer. Not because of the result, but because the numbers game is over now.

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American Studies Leipzig Election Wrapup

The evening after the 2008 presidential election, about 50-60 American Studies Leipzig students gathered for a two-hour discussion with Prof. Paul Rundquist. Rundquist talked about how political interventions such as the 1971 busing decision by the Supreme Court might have helped reduce racism, about the electoral map as it emerged after the election, the question of voter turn-out, and the role Obama’s social networking platform and databases might play in the upcoming presidency.

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Post-Election Roundtable - Please Join Us!

 

The Day After: Analyzing the Election Results

A Roundtable with Professor Paul Rundquist


Wednesday, 5 November, 19:00-21:00

Dresdner Bank (am Dittrichring), Room 13


Ladies and gentlemen, the votes are in (well enough hopefully to declare a winner).

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Students Party for Election, MDR reports

For more on the election, see the American Studies Leipzig Election Blog

On Nov. 4th, American Studies Leipzig students celebrated a warm-up party for the upcoming presidential election. They met over beer, pizza, and snacks to get ready for a long night of watching TV and following the results as they came in.

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Early Results to Watch for on Election Night

 

Folks,

Rost says I should post some stuff to the blog.  Well, here goes.

Yes, I know that you are eager election watchers, but the polls don’t close until 1 a.m. German time at the earliest.  So, if you need some sleep, here are some tips for things to watch for during the early election returns.

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Pictures Published on the Huffington Post

Some of my pictures got published on the Huffington’s Post campaign blog “Off the Bus.” To see them, click here.

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Senatorial Races to Watch: Dole vs. Hagan (North Carolina)

In North Carolina, the senatorial race has recently turned very ugly. Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole is fighting it out with Democratic candidate Kay Hagan. According the latest polls, Kay Hagan is leading Elizabeth Dole by an average of 3.2 percent. Consequently, incumbent Dole got anxious.

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