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Upcoming Events

Guest Lecture

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Erfolg in Serie VI

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The concluding presentation for this season will be by

Svetlana Seibel (Saarland University)



December 11, 2018
7.30 p.m.
Kino 8 1/2 (Nauwieserstraße 19), Saarbrücken

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UdS American Studies Graduate Forum

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American Studies Graduate Forum 2018

Cultural Borderlands: Literatures, Film, and Aesthetic Practices

December 07, 2018 -
Please note: change of venue for Friday: Graduate Center C 9 3

December 08, 2018 - Graduate Center C9 3

Keynote speakers:

Johan Schimanski

Astrid Fellner

Registration and more info here

Lecture Series

Our lecture series will be concluded with a presentation by

Andreas Plöger (PopRat Saarland) / Svetlana Seibel (Saarland University)


EPIC EMPIRES - Ein internationaler LARP-Magnet aus dem Saarland / Wrap-Up

July 11, 2018

(Mainzerstraße 8, 66111 SB)

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Guest Lecture

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Mizzou: University of Missouri

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On Wednesday, July 27, 2018 a delegation from the University of Missouri will visit Saarland University.

14.30-14.45: Welcome by Prof. Dr. Claudia Polzin-Haumann (Vice President for Europe and International Affairs, Saarland University)

14.45-15.00: Welcome by Wolfgang Heintz (International Office, Saarland University)

15.00-15.45: Meeting with Prof. Dr. Astrid M. Fellner (Chair of North American Literary and Cultural Studies, Saarland University)

15.45-16.45: "Discussing America" The State of the US today - What is going on? (Meeting and Discussion with European Horizons Saarbrücken, Saarland University's EU student initiative)

Building C 7 4, Conference room 117

Guest Lecture

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Guest Lecture

Eleanor Ty (Wilfrid Laurier University),
guest professor in the IRTG Diversity, will give a guest lecture and present her recent publication
"Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority"
June 5 2018, 6 pm
Campus Saarland University
Building A5 3, room 2.03.

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Guest Lecture

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Prof. Fellner will talk about

1968 in Amerika: Protestbewegungen und internationale Solidarität

Monday, 7 May 2018
7 p.m.
Filmhaus Saarbrücken

This lecture is part of the lecture series "1968: Literatur und Revolution."


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Guest Lecture

Prof. Dr. Marciana Popescu
(Fordham University, New York)

The Global Compact on Refugees: Implications for Local Migration Policies

20 March 2018
4 p.m.
Saarland University, Campus
Building C 5 3, room 120

On January 31st, the UNHCR released The Zero Draft of the Global Compact on Refugees. Building on the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework adopted in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (2016), the Zero Draft presents the program of action – stressing the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach, engaging global partners (UNHCR, the EU), national governments, networks of cities and municipalities, civil society organizations, faith-based organizations, public-private partnerships, and a global academic alliance.

The role of universities, as active participants in shaping global, national and local migration policies was thus recognized and directly integrated in the proposed program of action. Through research, training, and advocacy, as well as policy practice, universities can be a safe space, changing the migration discourse and challenging undercurrents of nationalism and xenophobia. At a local level, universities can generate data, and work on specific aspects of policy implementation, fostering an evidence-based approach that promotes best practices. Education is a central strategy in this plan of action, with specific guidelines in regards to facilitating and increasing access to education for migrant children (asylum seekers and refugees), promoting innovative programs that will address some of the ongoing barriers (such as language, documentation, psychosocial trauma), and recognizing existing capacity, by either providing migrants with access to secondary and tertiary education, and/or engaging teachers, and researchers among refugees in educational initiatives.

Within this context, we will explore two essential questions:

  • How do global policies shape national and local strategies, particularly in regards to family reunification, inclusion and integration, and overall safe migration?
  • What are some the local factors contributing to effective engagement of universities in providing innovative solutions to specific migration challenges?
  • What are some of the best practices of university partnerships, and how do their outcomes shape migration policies?

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Guest Lecture

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Hannes Krämer
(Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)

will speak on
"Infrastrukturen der Grenze"

Feb. 22, 2018
3.30-5 p.m.
Luxemburg University, Campus Belval
du Savoir, Salle 3.120

organized by the working group Bordertextures




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