The first Leipzig Glocal podcast features an interview with historian Matthias Middell. In it, he addresses topics such as the current internationalization of Leipzig “Hypezig,” migration, popularization of the city elsewhere in Germany and internationally, historical aspects, and prospects for Leipzig’s future. Prof. Dr. Middell, director of the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) at Universität Leipzig, has been led and also chosen to build his life and career in his native Leipzig, to make it his homebase while traveling to conferences and meetings globally where he advances the uni’s international and exchange programs besides the institute’s research. Prof. Middell is also one of the heads of both the Centre for Area Studies (CAS) and the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Master’s Program (EMGS), a consortium of various universities in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America that brings students from all over the world to Leipzig every semester.
Listen to the podcast below:
Big thanks to: David Dichelle from Radio Blau program Continental Subway for letting me record the narration in the studio and helping me with part of the edition. And Creative Commons, where I got the opening song, “Café Connection” (by user morgantj).