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Thursday, October 18, 2018

6:15 PM

Rolf Kentner Dissertation Prize 2018: "The Van Rensselaers: An American Aristocracy in a Changing World"

Jonas Anderson, Universität Jena

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

6:15 PM

America’s Decade of Confusion: The Political Consequences of Financial Crisis

Alasdair Roberts, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

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"Kulturkampf in USA: Die Rache des weißen Mannes" – Report featuring comments by Martin Thunert (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, October 10, 2018)

"A Crisis of Trust: NATO in the Age of Trump and Europe’s Security Challenge" – Op-ed by Florian Böller (published in the Estonian Newspaper "Postimees", September 10, 2018)

"Enthüllungen in den USA: Woodward-Buch wird Trump wohl nicht gefährden" – Radio interview with Martin Thunert (Deutschlandfunk, September 9, 2018)

"Kein Kalter Krieg, aber eine Krise des Vertrauens: Deutsche Sicherheitspolitik in der Ära Trump & Putin" – Op-ed by Florian Böller (Kompass 9/2018)

"'Ein sehr schlechter Tag für Trump': Heidelberger Amerika-Experte Thunert über die juristischen Probleme des US-Präsidenten – Zweifel an der neuen Berliner US-Strategie" – Interview with Martin Thunert (RNZ, August 23, 2018)

"Cohen und Manafort vor Gericht: Trump muss nun Schaden begrenzen" – Radio interview with Martin Thunert (Deutschlandfunk, August 22, 2018)

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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...]

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