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Jan 21, 2022 - Jan 22, 2021

"The USA before, with and after Trump" - a discussion with Margit Mayer (FU Berlin) and Christoph Scherrer (Uni Kassel) [in German]

Location: via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95789231500?pwd=L1V4SWFVRGlhZUpsVlU4U3VVMTR3QT09 Kenncode: 059049

Jun 24, 2021 | 06:15 PM

Cornel West, Afrofuturism, and the Black Panther Phenomenon - Guest Lecture by Robert Pirro

The Political Sciende Department of the JFK-I is very happy to welcome Prof. Robert Pirro (Georgia Southern University) for a guest lecture moderated by Dr. Thomas Greven !

Location: Online via webex: https://fu-berlin.webex.com/fu-berlin-en/j.php?MTID=mc0fb4833bd00acaeb1a2a617b1a39d66 Meeting number:121 900 6351 Password:iMth7AB53np

Jun 24, 2021 | 06:00 PM c.t. - 08:00 PM

3rd Weizenbaum Conference: Democracy in Flux – Order, Dynamics and Voices in Digital Public Spheres

Please register here About the Conference The spread of digital technologies has contributed to a multi-faceted change of democratic orders, actors, and practices. At the intersection of long-term evolution of democracies and the emergence of social media, we observe a profound redistribution of communication and political power. Traditional mass media are losing their privileged position as gatekeepers of the public sphere; social media are establishing new norms of social relevance and simultaneously give voice to ideas, opinions, and actors, which used to be marginalized. This development seems full of ambivalences. Thus, the changing conditions of communication have spawned a situation of democracy in permanent flux. The debate on how digital technologies have changed public spheres and impacted democracy has been scattered across different scientific disciplines, political arenas, and civil society. The 2020/2021 Annual Weizenbaum Conference “Democracy in Flux – Order, Dynamics and Voices in Digital Public Spheres” aims to bring together these various perspectives and seeks to initiate an interdisciplinary exchange on the linkages between digital public spheres and democracy. About the Weizenbaum Institute The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – The German Internet Institute is a collaborative project from Berlin and Brandenburg funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Coordinator of the consortium is the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). The aim is to better understand the dynamics, mechanisms and implications of digitalisation.  To this end, the Weizenbaum Institute investigates the ethical, legal, economic and political aspects of digital change. This creates an empirical basis for responsible digitalisation. On the basis of the research findings, action options are developed for government, the economy and civil society, in order to shape the digital transformation in a responsible interdisciplinary manner. More information here

Jun 17, 2021 - Jun 18, 2021

American Evangelicals and Africa: Why Some African Christians Were Praying for a Trump Victory - Guest Lecture by Prof. William Glass

The Political Science Department of the JFK-I is very happy to welcome Prof. William Glass (University of Warsaw) for a guest lecture moderated by Dr. Thomas Greven !

Location: Online via webex: https://fu-berlin.webex.com/fu-berlin-en/j.php?MTID=mc0fb4833bd00acaeb1a2a617b1a39d66 Meeting number:121 900 6351 Password:iMth7AB53np

Jun 10, 2021 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Margit Mayer will be joining a panel discussion on "Protest and Policing in the time of the pandemic"

Freedom of expression and assembly are core features of democracy. However, restrictions to rights to liberty have been justified to prevent the spread of serios infectious disease. Regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic have therefore sought to restrict public assemblies. At the same time in 2020 the #BlackLivesMatter movement responded dynamically to police violence. Further significant protests in the UK in 2020 included protest events of Extinction Rebellion and protests over government response to the pandemic. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 responds to these protest events and has immediately resulted in further protests. At the same time, Northern Ireland is experiencing a return to violent protest.    This panel brings together a group of experts who are reflecting on protest and policing in the times of the pandemic. Speakers will discuss continuities and discontinuities, as well as the future of protest, how it is policed and how protest responds to policing. Please register for the event here Meeting ID: 893 6583 8098, password: 685025

Location: via Zoom: Meeting ID: 893 6583 8098, password: 685025

May 20, 2021 | 03:00 PM c.t. - 04:30 PM

Curd Knüpfer will discuss "Fake news - no more? Disinformation and Fact-Checking in US Media"

The spread of disinformation has increased significantly over the past years, and so have its countermeasures: among them fact-checking. While the phenomenon of disinformation is often linked to specific events or media formats, it is a long-term development, with underlying structural forces that have shaped the US media system for years: resulting in an increasing segmentation of audiences, a fragmentation of the media landscape, and today’s highly polarized US society. While all of this poses a severe challenge to traditional journalism, “fact-checking” has emerged as an effective weapon to counter disinformation. Together with our experts, we will discuss this development from a journalistic and an academic perspective – with a focus on the US, but through a transatlantic lens.

Location: via ZOOM Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m9uQAoQYSZm1u0

Apr 14, 2021 | 07:00 PM c.t. - 09:00 PM

Amerikahaus: "What way forward for America at home and abroad? A Post-Election Analysis" by Lora Anne Viola

Location: Via youtube livestream. No registration required. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAJrnYO-3zI&feature=youtu.be

Jan 21, 2021 | 07:00 PM c.t. - 09:00 PM
Dec 14, 2020 | 06:00 PM c.t. - 07:00 PM

Berlin Talks by FUBis and FU-BEST withLora Anne Viola and Christian Lammert

Location: Online via erbex events. Event address: https://fu-berlin.webex.com/fu-berlin-en/onstage/g.php?MTID=e75f70bce239e73ae08c52282576eff74 Event password: BjUeYrZS976

Nov 19, 2020 | 07:00 PM c.t. - 08:30 PM

Democracy and Its Limits - Open Online Conference

"Democracy and Its Limits: The United States in Perspective" is the 2020 entry of the annual conference of The Political Science Section of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS) also knowns as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA) .    

Location: Online Conference; please register beforehand.

Nov 05, 2020 - Nov 06, 2020

Prof. Viola als Redner bei Konferenz »Europa. USA. Geteilte Zukunft?«

Lora Viola will be a speaker at this years Bad Homburg Conference , giving her insights into the current US foreign policy at the panel "Transatlantic Security and Foreign Policy under Stress" .

Sep 19, 2020 | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Dear Canada, Welcome to the world of European fragmented politics

A guest lecture by the Ambassador to Germany (Canada) and Special Envoy to the European Union, Stéphane Dion, PhD.

Location: John-F.-Kennedy-Institut Lansstr. 7-9 14195 Berlin Room 340

Dec 10, 2019 | 06:00 PM c.t. - 08:00 PM

Comparing the Divided America of the Turbulent 1960s to the Divided America Today

A Guest Lecture by Jim Willis , Professor Emeritus of Journalism at Azusa Pacific University

Location: John-F.-Kennedy-Institut Lansstr. 7-9 14195 Berlin Room 201

Nov 26, 2019 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Panel: Don't Blame the Working Class: Understanding Class Politics and Racism in the Trump Era

A panel with Thomas Greven (JFKI), Sherry Linkon und John Russo (both Georgetown University)

Location: John-F.-Kennedy-Institut Lansstr. 7-9 14195 Berlin Room 201

Nov 11, 2019 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

"The Great Broadening“ - Guest lecture by Prof. Sean Theriault (University of Texas, Austin)

Guest lecture by Prof. Sean Theriault (University of Texas, Austin)

Location: Freie Universität Berlin John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien Abteilung Politik Lansstraße 7-9 14195 Berlin Room 319

Jun 04, 2019 | 06:00 PM

BrownBag Lunch: Is Canada Exceptional? by Prof. Andrew Stark (University of Toronto)

The Political Science Department of the John F. Kennedy Institute cordially invites everyone to a brown bag lunch with Professor Andrew Stark from the University of Toronto titled "Is Canada Exceptional? - Canada in an Age of Right-Wing Populism" .

Location: John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien Political Science Department Lansstraße 7-9 14195 Berlin Room 340

May 21, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Booklaunch Event: Contours Of The Illiberal State

Prof. Dr. Chrsitian Lammert and Prof. Boris Vormann will be presenting their newest anthology in the Odradek Bookstore on the 8. May, with an adjacent dicussion and reception afterwards.

Location: Buchhandlung Odradek Gustav-Müller-Straße 1 10829 Berlin

May 08, 2019 | 07:30 PM
Apr 15, 2019 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Talk & Discussion with Prof. Lammert "Yes we did: What is left of President Obama's Legacy?"

Location: Museum THE KENNEDYS Auguststraße 11-13 10117 Berlin

Jan 18, 2018 | 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Nov 07, 2017 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Jul 04, 2017 | 06:15 PM c.t. - 08:00 PM
Jun 23, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

The „Future of the Transatlantic Foreign and Security Partnership“

Location: Seminar Room Graduate School of North American Studies Lansstraße 5-9

Jun 21, 2017 | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Jun 19, 2017 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Dec 06, 2016 | 10:00 AM s.t. - 11:30 AM