Recorded Events

The New Normal: The U.S. and Germany Now- Ausnahmezustand (State of Emergency)

Are you alarmed by the permanent state of emergency we all seem to live in? A state of emergency that knows no bounds, as it encompasses the sphere of politics and public health? Please enjoy this moderated discussion, free and open to the general public. The panel includes guest presenter Martin Klebes, Associate Professor of German at the University of Oregon, Oliver C. Speck, Director of the MATX Ph.D. program (Media, Art & Text) at VCU and is moderated by Manuela Achilles, Assoc. Prof. of German and History and Director of the Center for German Studies at UVA. The panelists discuss theories by Hannah Arendt and Giorgio Agamben. Q&A follows. This event is co-sponsored by CGSV and by VCU’s Ph.D. program in Media, Art & Text

RECORDED FEBRUARY 4, 2021

Leopoldo Martinez’s “94 Paradoxes” Book Event

UMW’s Departments of Modern Languages and Literatures and Political Science are delighted to host a discussion of Leopoldo Martinez Nucete’s Book “94 Paradoxes to Consider in the 21st Century”. In his provocative book, Martinez Nucete describes today’s contradictions with regards to climate change, civil rights, diversity, social media, and the polarization of society, and other areas.

RECORDED FEBRUARY 10, 2021

The New Political Landscape: Extremism, Democracy, and Complacency

Join Prof. emeritus Hajo Funke (FU Berlin) and Christian Jetzlsperger, (Head of the political section of the German Embassy, Washington, D.C.) in discussing the new political landscape in Germany and the U.S. Host: Jennifer Taylor (William and Mary) Part of the speaker series “The New Normal: The U.S. and Germany Now.” Co-sponsored by CGSV and the Center for German Studies at the University of Virginia.

RECORDED FEBRUARY 18, 2021

The New Normal: The U.S. and Germany Now – Art and Culture in Germany and the U.S.

How does the “new normal” affect the cultural landscape (music, theater, dance,…)? Join Janell Moore (VCU) and host Oliver Speck (VCU) discussing the state of cultural affairs in Germany and the U.S. Part of the speaker series “The New Normal: The U.S. and Germany Now.” Co-sponsored by CGSV, Virginia Tech, and Marcel Rotter.

RECORDED APRIL 1, 2021

The New Normal in Economics

Stacked Container in port

Photo: Chuttersnap on Unsplash

How did the last years influence the trade of Germany and the U.S.? Will there be changes? Hear Dietmar Rieg (President & CEO, German-American Chamber of Commerce, New York City) and Don Lee (UMW) discuss the current state of affairs. Host: Debra Stoudt (Virginia Tech). Part of the speaker series “The New Normal: The U.S. and Germany Now.

 

 

 

Recording forthcoming (THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021)