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Getting Involved

Employers of all stripes - private sector, public sector, non-profits, education, cultural institutions - are all looking for a certain type of “package” in a person they seek to hire: someone with good academic training, a solid base of knowledge, developed professional skills, and individual initiative as expressed in engagement with some sort of “extracurricular” activity, or community service. The last attribute reveals for employers the ability of an individual to “give” as well as to “take”, and such a person tends to work much better in teams, especially international teams.


Humboldt Meets Dewey

In the website section on The Leipzig Model, we define briefly how American Studies Leipzig embraces both “The Humboldtian Ideal” and “Dewey Pragmatism” to build a unique liberal arts education program.


Citizenship & Career

American Studies Leipzig believes in a fusion of “The Humboldtian Ideal” of ‘Bildung’ with “Dewey Pragmatism,” which stresses the importance of being able to apply knowledge in the world. Together, these ideals build a unique liberal arts education program.


Frank Freidel Resident Dr. Paula Lee arrives in Leipzig

Dr. Paula Lee, the second participant in the Frank Freidel Scholar in Residence Program, has arrived in Leipzig. She will stay in Leipzig for six weeks to work on her current project “Finding Animals: Toward a Comparative History and Theory of Animals.”

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"Ambivalent Americanizations" in print

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce the release of Ambivalent Americanizations: Popular and Consumer Culture in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Institute Secretariat - Altered Office Hours March 31 - April 4

Due to illness of Anne Keyselt, the ASL Secretariat has special opening times for the week of March 31 - April 4.

Times are as follows:

Monday 9 am - 1 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 12.30 am
Thursday 10 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 9 am - 12 noon

Thank you for your understanding!

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Reading and Discussion with Christoph von Marschall

Historian and journalist Christoph von Marschall will read from his book Barack Obama: Der schwarze Kennedy on April 3, 2008, 7.30 pm in the Schaubühne Lindenfels Leipzig. Von Marschall, who has before worked for the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Deutschlandfunk, accompanied presidential hopeful Barack Obama during his campaign gaining much insight at close range.
Admission is free. For more details, please click here.

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