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Welcome to the North American Studies Program

Next guest lectures:

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm
Prof. Justin S. Vaughn (Boise State University)
Presidential Greatness: How Americans Think about It and How Political Scientists Measure It

Debates about presidential greatness have been with us for decades, facilitated by numerous systematic surveys. However, the voice of political scientists has been relatively muted in such debates, in particular if compared with the role that historians have had in making these determinations. Prof. Vaughn’s lecture introduces and assesses results of a recent effort to capture the attitudes of political science presidency experts about presidential greatness.

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm
Martin Luther King Day Lecture
Prof. Dr. Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (Universität Augsburg)
A Dream Denied? The Situation of African Americans 50 Years after the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
in cooperation w/ Amerika Haus e.V. NRW



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