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17th Transatlantic Students Symposium

The Future of Democratic Cultures
in Europe and the United States

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Oregon State University,
University of Warsaw
Vienna and Berlin, March 22-31, 2019

Oregon State University   Humboldt University Berlin   Warsaw University 

Program Description

The current geopolitical climate appears to increasingly produce narratives suggesting that democratic governments are on a declining path, that authoritarianism is a winning proposition, and that democratic values and cultures are losing their appeal on both sides of the Atlantic.

The 17th Transatlantic Students Symposium - which will take place in selected cities in Europe - investigates this proposition from a transdisciplinary perspective and discusses the historical, political, cultural and literary dimensions of democratic cultures in the United States and Europe.

Organized in collaboration with Oregon State University, Corvallis, and the University of Warsaw the fieldtrip offers a space for a transatlantic dialog among students from different disciplines that is accompanied by institutional and cultural visits as well as workshops at the respective symposium destinations.


Organizers

Dr. Philipp Kneis, Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes,
Dr. Raymond Malewitz (OSU),
PD Dr. Reinhard Isensee (Humboldt),
Dr. Tomasz Basiuk (Warsaw)

Student & Assistant Organizers

Dominik Michaelis, Nadja Riegler, Carlota Surós (Humboldt), Angela Nguyen, Alexus Austin (OSU),
Karolina Szlasa, Bogdana Sybikowska (Warsaw)

Student Participants (not organizers)

24 students

Total participants: 36

Program Information

Complete Report on the 17th Symposium (04/19/2019)

Project Description

Syllabus for Preparatory Class at OSU

Partners and Supporters

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: International Office,
Humboldt-Universität, Philosophical Faculty II,
American Studies Program

Oregon State University:
MA English Program,
History Program,
Political Science Program

University of Warsaw, American Studies Center

Max Kade Foundation

Holiday Land Richter Reisen, Berlin



see also: Latest Program Report



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