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US in Leipzig: sweet & sour or bitter medicine?

in Politics/Society

Sociologist Helena Flam ponders possible intepretations or reasons for the appointment of a former refugee from Minsk, married to his same-sex partner, as the new US Consul to Leipzig.

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Refugees Welcome: Returning from “bella Italia”

in Politics/Refugees/Society
Photo: Magdalena Lagaleriade >> http://bit.ly/1oDdK3H
Photo: Magdalena Lagaleriade >> http://bit.ly/1oDdK3H

Prof. Helena Flam vividly tells her accidental journey with refugees from Italy to Germany.

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Photo art: Ana Beatriz Ribeiro
Photo art: Ana Beatriz Ribeiro

Our contributors The team managing LeipGlo.com or producing our content embody the glocal spirit of this webzine. All are based in increasingly cosmopolitan Leipzig or have a strong connection to the city, and also international experience. They sport diverse nationalities, backgrounds and interests. They’ll be regularly taking on topics they’re passionate about from their own…

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On the lovely people of Japan

in Philosophies/Travel
Reenactment of old Japanese ceremony in Kyoto. (Photo: Helena Flam; photo editing: Ana Ribeiro)
Reenactment of old Japanese ceremony in Kyoto. (Photo: Helena Flam; photo editing: Ana Ribeiro)

Before you know it, they spot your helplessness, adopt you and run your life.

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Bitten by mosquitoes in Hong Kong

in Philosophies/Travel

“I thought back to my own noble discomfort at treating the poverty of others as a tourist attraction.”

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Accidentally kidnapped in Belfast

in History/Politics/Travel

One wrong turn can lead to discovering the reality of living in a place.

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