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Lecture series

Current Issues in North American and Cultural Studies

Summer Semester 2021
(Program as PDF)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Dr. Philipp Adorf | Universität Bonn
Trumpism Ascendant: The State of the Republican Party and Its Consequences for American Democracy

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Prof. Joseph Laycock | Texas State University
Re-thinking Church and State with The Satanic Temple

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Ellen Hinsey | Universität Göttingen
Prof. Andrew Majeske | City University of New York
The Attack on the Capitol: A Provisional Report and Risks for US Democracy

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Prof. Dr. Laura Bieger | University of Groningen
Authorizing Native Son: A Relational Approach to Engaged Literature

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Dr. Sarah Beringer | German Historical Institute Washington
U.S. Climate and Renewable Energy Politics under Biden: A New Path Forward?

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Prof. Dr. Moritz Schularick | Universität Bonn
The Racial Wealth Gap, 1865–2019

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Prof. Dr. Susanne Rohr | Universität Hamburg
Intricate Matters: The ‘Holocaust Comedy’ in the US and Germany

Winter Semester 2020|2021
(Program as PDF)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie | CASSIS, Universität Bonn

The US Foreign Policy Agenda of the Next Four Years

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Prof. Russell J. A. Kilbourn, Ph.D. | Wilfrid Laurier University

Posthuman Memory in North American Cinema

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Prof. Dr. Sabine Sielke | North American Studies Program

Kolumbus, Jefferson, Bismarck & Co. vom Sockel holen? Aktuelle Konflikte um Erinnerungskulturen und Geschichtspolitik

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 | 12:00-2:00 pm

Debating the Results of the Presidential Election 2020 

with students and alumni of the North American Studies Program (live event if possible, limited participation)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Dr. A. Elisabeth Reichel | Universität Osnabrück 

Evolutionism, Pluralism, Relativism: Boasian Anthropology and the Poetry of Edward Sapir, Ruth Benedict, and Margaret Mead

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 6:00-7:30 pm

PD Dr. Jan Logemann | Universität Göttingen 

European Emigres and the Making of American Consumer Capitalism, 1930s to 1960s

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Dr. Holger Janusch | North American Studies Program 

Communicative Power America: The End and Beginning of American Exceptionalism

Monday, January 18, 2021 | 5:00-8:00 pm

Martin Luther King Day Panel Discussion

How Black Lives Matter – in the United States and in Germany: Systemic Racism, Modes of Solidarity, and Historical Differences – with invited experts


 Further reading

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Dr. Katharina Fackler | North American Studies Program
Oceanic Intimacies: Whaling Wives, Life Writing, and Colonial Ecologies in the Pacific, 1845-51


"The White House Embattled? The U.S. Election 2020"

Lecture Series in cooperation with the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb) and AmerikaHaus e.V. NRW - Summer Semester 2020
Tuesday | 28 April 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Dr. Philipp Adorf | Institut für Politische Wissenschaft und Soziologie | Universität Bonn
“Comeback or Continuation? The Relevance of Race in the Trump Era”
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Tuesday | 5 May 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Hon.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Görlach | Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
“Empathie gegen Ressentiment: Der Kampf um das Weiße Haus”
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Tuesday | 12 May 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Dr. Ying Huang & Dr. Hendrik W. Ohnesorge | Center for Global Studies | Universität Bonn
"Neuer Kalter Krieg? Trump und die amerikanisch-chinesischen Beziehungen"

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Tuesday | 26 May 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Andrea Rotter, M.A. | Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung
“U.S. Foreign Policy and the Presidential Race”
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Tuesday | 9 June 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm
PD Dr. Simone Knewitz | North American Studies Program
“‘I'm the President, and You're Fake News’: Populism and the 2020 Election”
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Tuesday | 16 June 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Dr. Gerlinde Groitl | Universität Regensburg
“Disruptor-in-Chief or New Normal? The Trump Presidency and the Erosion of the Transatlantic Alliance”
Tuesday | 23 June 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Prof. em. Dr. Andreas Falke | FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
“Trump und die Demokraten zu Wirtschaft und Handel”
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Thursday | 25 June 2020 | 4:00-6:00 pm
Candice Kerestan, M.A. | Democrats Abroad
Americans Abroad - the Key to a Democratic Victory in 2020?
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Thursday | 25 June 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie | CASSIS | Universität Bonn
“The Foreign Policy Agenda of the Next President”
Tuesday | 30 June 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Ralph C. Freund | Republicans Overseas Germany
“Entering the Battleground: A Republican Perspective on the Election Year 2020”
Tuesday | 7 July 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Prof. Dr. Sabine Sielke | North American Studies Program
“Engendering the Race: How Gender Matters in the 2020 Presidential Election”
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Winter Semester 2019/20


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm • Festsaal
Columbus Day Lecture 2019
Prof. Dr. Hanjo Berressem (Dept. of American Literary and Cultural Studies, Universität zu Köln)
"Transatlantic Ecologies in the Shadow of Donald Trump"

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm • Room A, IAAK
Dr. Rosary O’Neill (Playwright, New York City)
"Degas in New Orleans: Harnessing History to Create Entertainment"

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm • Room A, IAAK
Dr. Matt Sheedy (North American Studies Program, University of Bonn)
"Are Ex-Muslims Atheists? Rethinking Secular Identities in the Age of the Alt-Right"

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:15 pm • Lecture hall I
Dies academicus 2019
"Climate Change and Technology Innovation: How Can We Reduce Emissions Massively?"
Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Peter Schniering
Newspaper article featuring photo from event

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 6:00-8:pm Room A, IAAK
Natalie J. Hungate (Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn)
"LGBTQ+ Couples in Europe and the US: Not all Rainbows and Sunshine, but Skies are Clearing"

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm • Room A, IAAK
Dr. Dominik Schrey (Dept. of Media Culture Studies, University of Freiburg)
"The Next Best Thing to Going Home: A Mimesis Theory of Nostalgia"

Monday, January 20, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm • Room A, IAAK
Martin Luther King Day Lecture 2020
Prof. em. Dr. Michael Zeuske (Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, University of Bonn)
"American Slaveries as Capitalism and the African-Iberian Atlantic"


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