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Protest Against the Curtailing of Academic Freedom in Hungary

HCA statement (.pdf) on the continuing restriction of academic independence in Hungary.

Graduiertenkolleg Authority and Trust (GKAT)

Call for applications (.pdf, in German) for a postdoctoral position (Oct 1, 2017 – Sept 30, 2021). Application deadline: May 15, 2017.


March 16 – April 27 (Mon-Fri)



"Der Kalte Krieg. Ursachen - Geschichte - Folgen"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

6:15 pm

'The Clouds in Their Eyes': The United States, Nuclear War, and Military Drones

Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia

Friday, April 28, 2017

6:00 pm

HCA Commencement:
"Multilateral Ties That Bind"

Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Council on Foreign Relations / CEO, International Capital Strategies, Washington, D.C.

All Events

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"Er führte keinen Kreuzzug für die Demokratie" – Interview with Manfred Berg (Frankfurter Rundschau, April 5, 2017)

"Er wollte keinen Krieg: Dennoch führte Woodrow Wilson, 28. Präsident der USA, sein Land im April 1917 auf das europäische Schlachtfeld" by Manfred Berg (Die Zeit, March 30, 2017)

"Wilson tradito da Trump" ("Wilson betrayed by Trump") – Manfred Berg interviewed by former HCA visiting scholar Giovanni Bernardini (Corriere della Sera, March 26, 2017)

"Abstimmung über 'Trumpcare' verschoben" – Radio interview with Detlef Junker (.mp3 | SWR2 "Journal am Morgen", March 24, 2017)

"Merkel bei Trump" – Radio interview with Martin Thunert (Sputnik Deutschland, March 21, 2017)

"Trump- versus Obamacare: US-Bürger fürchten um Versicherungsschutz" – Interview with Martin Thunert (Medscape, March 16, 2017)

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The Heidelberg Center for American Studies

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The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) is a central research and teaching institution of Heidelberg University. Financially, it is a public-private partnership, attracting about two-thirds of its budget from private donors. Founded in 2003, the HCA’s purpose is to provide and impart the knowledge needed to understand the politics, culture, economy and society of the United States of America. The Center also facilitates a dialogue between academia and the public and contributes to the creation and strengthening of transatlantic networks. [more...]

Mission  |  History  |  Organization  |  Benefactors  |  Our Premises

An Institute for Higher Education

Graduates of our study programs profit from their interdisciplinary and intercultural education and are well qualified to work as experts on the United States. American Studies at the HCA are characterized by both sound knowledge about the United States and alternate viewpoints: "Inside knowledge with an outside perspective!”

A Center for Interdisciplinary Research

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At the HCA, the America-related research of six university faculties and ten disciplines converges, offering a range of expertise that is unique in the academic world. The inter-action between the disciplines makes it possible to teach American Studies with a cross-disciplinary perspective and therefore to do justice to the complexity of the object of research – the United States. By creating a number of in-house academic positions and a center for visiting scholars, the HCA is positioning itself as a internationally renowned center for interdisciplinary research. [more...]

Main Research Areas  |  Publications  |  Visiting Scholars  |  Spring Academy

A Forum for Public Debate

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As a forum for public debate, the HCA facilitates a lively dialogue between the academia and the public and presents current research in the field of American Studies through lectures, panel discussion, exhibitions, and, most notably, through its Baden-Württemberg Seminar: Each spring and fall, the HCA invites distinguished scholars, public policy experts, journalists, writers, and artists to present their current work, discuss issues of transatlantic interest or read from their writings at selected institutions throughout the state of Baden-Württemberg. [more...]

Baden-Württemberg Seminar  |  Calendar  |  Event Retrospect


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