2018 Lan Samantha Chang Reading

The John F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, the U.S. Embassy Literature Series and the Berlin Writers’ Workshop present    Lan Samantha Chang Program Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and May Brodbeck Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa   Lan Samantha Chang is the author of a collection of short fiction, Hunger, and ...
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TechForum: Journalism 2.0 (Heidelberg, Mar 3, 2018)

TechForum:  Journalism 2.0 Heidelberg, March 3, 2018 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Jakob, for giving me a few minutes to greet the participants of this ambitious and important forum.  I commend you all for giving up a weekend to discuss some of the most important issues affecting not only the future of journalism, but also ...
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2018 Berlinale Reception

On the evening of February 20, Chargé d’Affaires Kent D. Logsdon and his wife Michelle welcomed around 300 German and international guests to the traditional Berlinale cocktail party at the US Embassy. Among the guests at the reception were numerous renowned actors such as Jan Josef Liefers, Hanno Koffler, Tim Seyfi, Burkhard Heyl, Keith Redmon, ...
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Reception before the Lighting of a Menorah on Pariser Platz

 Reception before the Lighting of a Menorah on Pariser Platz Berlin, December 12, 2017 CdA Kent Logsdon   Good evening.  Rabbi Teichtal, we are honored to welcome with you so many friends from the Jewish community, the German government, and the diplomatic community to the Embassy to celebrate with us the first night of Hanukkah. ...
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2018 Literature Series: Nickolas Butler

U.S. Embassy Literature Series Monday, February 19, 2018, 20:00 English Theatre Berlin, Fidicinstr. 40, 10965 Berlin Admission: 8 Euro/ school groups free if they register with IRCBerlin@state.gov by February 12 Book tickets: +49 – (0)30 – 691 12 11; by e-mail at tickets@etberlin.de Nickolas Butler The Hearts of Men (Die Herzen der Männer – Klett-Cotta 2018) Camp ...
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Showing of “Free to Rock” at Zoopalast

Showing of “Free to Rock” at Zoopalast Berlin, November 17, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Antje Lengsfeld, Yvonne Schrön and Wolfgang Els, thank you to everybody here at the ZooPalast for hosting Doug Yeager at this showing of his documentary film “Freedom to Rock.” Tim Hoffmann, I also would like to thank the Wacken Open Air ...
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Lions Club International (Berlin-Airport Club)

Lions Club International (Berlin-Airport Club) Berlin, November 13, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Ms. Lutter, thank you for your kind introduction, and thank you also to Mr. Schulz, for the invitation to join you this evening.  This summer, I had the pleasure of welcoming a group of participants in the International Lions Youth Exchange to the ...
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“Race, Identity, and the Boundaries of Blackness”

Thomas Chatterton Williams, fellow at the American Academy Berlin, read from his thought-provoking essay “Black and Blue and Blond” published in the Virginia Quarterly Review and anthologized in The Best American Essays 2016 which is now the basis of a book project. With journalist Rose-Anne Clermont he pursued the question where race fits in the construction of modern ...
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Colson Whitehead Reading at the Literarisches Colloquium

On Wednesday October  24, 2017, in cooperation with the Hanser Verlag, the U.S. Embassy Literature Series brought Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead to give a reading of his latest work Underground Railroad at the Literarisches Colloquium in Berlin.  Colson Whitehead read from the book to a full house and afterwards engaged with moderator Thomas Böhm in a fascinating discussion. ...
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Dancing to Connect #Refugees at the Nikolaisaal in Potsdam

Dancing connects! For a week, some 100 young people from 5 Brandenburg schools, together with professional dancers from the New York Battery Dance Company, developed their own dance choreographies in the context of the “Dancing to Connect Refugees” project, in which their personal experiences were processed and ideas for a peaceful coexistence were expressed. The ...
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A literary harvest: Tom Drury Opens the Fall Program of the U.S. Embassy Literature Series

Tom Drury  took the audience  to Grouse County, an imaginary place somewhere in the Midwest, at his reading at the English Theatre Berlin on September 11, 2017. Translated as one book that combines The End of Vandalism, Hunts In Dreams and Pacific, and published this fall by Klett-Cotta in Germany, Grouse County raises a lot of questions about America today, and parts of the country ...
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Opening of the 56th Annual German-American Volksfest

Opening of the 56th Annual German-American Volksfest Berlin, July 21, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Herr Wollenschlaeger, District Mayor Angelika Schöttler, [TBD: Member of Berlin House of Representatives], Marcus Thieme, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to celebrate with you the opening of the annual German-American Volksfest. For 56 years, the Volksfest has brought ...
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Dancing to Connect for Refugee Integration

Dancing to Connect for Refugee Integration Freiburg, July 18, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Vielen Dank Friederike.  Ich möchte mich auch beim großartigen Team des Deutsch-Amerikanischen Instituts bedanken, das sich so unermüdlich für den Erfolg dieses neuen Dancing-to-Connect-Projektes eingesetzt hat.  Ein ganz besonderer Dank geht an Uta Schröder, die diese Veranstaltung koordiniert und organisiert hat.  Man ...
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Reading with Paul La Farge

The U.S. Embassy Literature Series in cooperation with English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, Holzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum , the Picador Guest Professorship, Leipzig  University , and DAAD Reading with Paul La Farge Monday, January 9, 2017, 20:00 English Theatre Berlin , Fidicinstr. 40, 10965 Berlin Admission: 8 Euro/ school groups free if they register with IRCBerlin@state.gov Book tickets: +49 – (0)30 – 691 12 11; by e-mail at tickets@etberlin.de Paul La Farge, 2016/2017 Picador ...
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September 29, 2015: Tom Leveen

As part of the U.S. Embassy Literature Series fiction author TOM LEVEEN read from his young adult novel Random (Ich hätte es wissen sollen, Hanser Verlag) Random to a full house of more than 160 Berlin high school students. Random is a story about effects of cyberbullying and teen self-discovery. Several Berlin high schoolers offered ...
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Asian Film Festival Berlin (AFFB)

The AFFB defines itself as an interdisciplinary and transnational platform that provides networking and exchange for people from the fields of visual art, academia and politics concerned about the issues of gender, ethnicity and nation-building. The festival’s vision is to contribute to the diversification of the representation of Asian visual and sociopolitical culture in Germany/Europe. ...
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