Ohio and Saxony: Post Industrialism and Right Wing Populism

A Talk and Q&A with Friedrich Wolfgang Opitz

Date: Monday, June 11, 2018

Time: 5pm to 7pm

Location: Institute for American Studies, Leipzig University, GWZ (Humanities Building), Beethovenstraße 15, Room 3.5.15 (Glaskasten) (5th floor).

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Who is responsible for the rise of right-wing populism in the transatlantic sphere? This question has sparked a contested debate on both sides of the Atlantic, a debate which often revolves around the role of social groups like manufacturing workers. Friedrich Wolfgang Opitz has interviewed union representatives in Ohio and Saxony to find out more about this group of workers whose lives have changed substantially due to de-industrialization and globalization. His findings allow to develop a more nuanced understanding of the connection between post-industrialism and recent right-wing populist successes.

Friedrich will share his research with the attendees of the event, and is prepared to answer questions afterwards.

Friedrich graduated from ASL in 2017. He was a BA Plus Fellow at Ohio University’s Global Leadership Center in 2016. Currently, Friedrich is enrolled as a graduate student at Dresden University’s School of International Studies.

The talk is free and open to the public. It is part of the BA seminar “The North American Rust Belt: Deindustrialization and its Consequences in the Detroit-Windsor Region”.


13 June 2018

TEDxHHL is organized by students and other volunteers. It’s the Leipzig version of the famous TED Talks, with inspirational speakers from diverse backgrounds and origins presenting under a common – though broad – theme. Speakers’ imaginations are allowed to run, to some extent. This year’s theme is “The Power of Attraction.” Among the speakers will be Leipzig Opera soloist Wallis Giunta and Jane Whyatt from the ECPMF.

WERK 2 – Kulturfabrik Leipzig
Kochstraße 132
04277, Leipzig (Connewitz)

Visit their website for more info & the event agenda, tickets, a look at the list of speakers & artists, as well as past events (2017 | 2016 | 2015).

Russia World Cup @Leipzig

If you can’t go to Russia, we bring Russia to you. Here are 3 dozen places out in Leipzig where you can watch World Cup 2018 games live. You won’t believe the variety of venues – all over town!

Where to watch the World Cup 2018 live in Leipzig.

Dates for World Cup 2018: 14 June-15 July | Full game schedule

Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari Open Air Kino @ KLASSIK underground

Sat 16 June, 9:30 pm

The second season of KLASSIK underground will end with an open-air concert. Musicians from the Gewandhaus Orchestra will turn to masterpieces of Expressionism and Classical Modernism, respectively. Alban Berg’s String Quartet op.3 and Arnold Schönberg’s Wind Quintet op.26 will be played, while the silent film classic “Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari” is shown.

Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari Open Air Kino @ KLASSIK underground

Robert Wiene’s visual language in his 1920 silent film influenced film history. His contemporaries Alban Berg and Arnold Schoenberg, were not as popular with the general public. Their concerts led to scandals, during the Nazi era they were branded as “degenerate”. Today they are recognized as masterpieces of modernity.

By combining these works that respond to the same period, we get a deeper understanding of how art crossed borders. The interplay between Wienes “Dr. Caligari “and Bergs and Schoenberg’s compositions promises to provide an inspiring evening for music and film lovers, alike.

KLASSIK underground’s quest to be Leipzig’s most exciting classical music series is fulfilled yet again.

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Welcome Center Leipzig: Special services

From June, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Leipzig and the Verbraucherzentrale Sachsen e.V. will be present with their offers in the WZL.

Leipzig city center, photo maeshelle west-davies

The regular opening hours of the Welcome Center Leipzig are as follows:

Monday 1-5pm
Wednesday 9am-1pm
Thursday 1-5pm
Friday 9am-1pm

Willkommenszentrum Leipzig
Otto-Schill-Straße 2
04109 Leipzig

Further information about the WZL can be found on its website.

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