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Same-sex marriage bans repealed in U.S.

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A pragmatic analysis on the international importance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on marriage equality and the dangers and controversy the decision may meet.

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“More police needed,” says Leipzig Deputy Mayor

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Heiko Rosenthal addresses the recent violent outbursts around the Federal Administrative Court and the US Consulate General in Leipzig.

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Forgotten Dreams of Leipzig’s Future

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They say that Leipzig has always had delusions of grandeur.

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Leipzig Events: Talk – “The Politics of Fear: Right-Wing Populist Discourses in Europe and Beyond,” June 4

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Laying bare the normalization of nationalistic, xenophobic, racist and antisemitic rhetoric, Prof. Ruth Wodak builds a new framework for this ‘politics of fear’ that is entrenching the social divides of nation, gender and body in Europe and beyond. The result reveals the micro-politics of right-wing populism: how discourses, genres, images and texts are performed and manipulated in both formal and also everyday contexts with profound consequences.

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Leipzig Events: Asia in the African imaginary and from the perspective of a South African scholar, June 3

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A very well-accomplished but apparently quite modest fellow glocal will be speaking in Leipzig on Wednesday, June 3. It’s the inaugural lecture of Prof. Scarlett Cornelissen, the recently appointed Leibniz Professor at Leipzig University’s Research Academy. It’s entitled “Asia in the African Scholarly Imaginary,” and sounds intriguing to me, so I’ll be there. The lecture starts at 5:15 p.m. and lasts until 6:45 p.m., at the Alter Senatssaal, Ritterstr. 26, 04109 Leipzig. It’s open to the general public.

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