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Februar 2018

Im Rahmen der Reihe: German-American Institutes
Dienstag, 20. Februar, 19.00 Uhr, Quellenstraße 7a

Insights from International Innovation Hubs Silicon Valley & Tel Aviv for Ländle’s Startup
Keynote by and talk with Gideon Marks, President, RSLL Ventures & Global Startup Mentor
What are the secrets to the success of Israel’s and the “original” Silicon Valley? How do startups find the right investors, pitch the perfect story and add up the numbers? Be inspired by Gideon Marks, a seasoned executive in high tech companies with a strong background in finance, business and corporate development, who took three companies public on NASDAQ, led multiple M&A transactions and has been involved in growth initiatives, venture funding and successful investments in startups. He has worked with many entrepreneurs in various industries from Europe, Korea, Israel and Silicon Valley. Gideon Marks will share his experience in making startups more successful than others and in what is needed in terms of leadership, traction, funding and technology. – In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy Berlin and – Please register via or Eventbrite. Free admission.

Im Rahmen der Reihe: Black History Month
Donnerstag, 22. Februar, 19.00 Uhr

Fences: Book Discussion
Discussion moderated by “Let’s Read” group leader Katharine Schmidt
Fences is one of a series of plays written by the African-American playwright August Wilson, each of which is placed in a specific decade of the 20th century. The play focuses on a family, whose father is a former baseball Negro Leagues player, now working as sanitation worker. The play is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and details the relationship between the family members and their neighbors. Interestingly, the actors playing the roles of father and mother in the movie, were also engaged for those roles in a 2010 Broadway revival of the play. We’d like to invite you to join us for a special evening session of “Let’s Read” to discuss the play and movie! – Admission 3 euros, DAZ members free.

Montag, 26. Februar, 21.00 Uhr

Theater Rampe, Filderstraße 47, Stuttgart

USA – The Ballot Or The Bullet? - Demokraten, Republikaner, Wahlen und Abstimmungen in den Vereinigten Staaten
Was unterscheidet die zwei großen us-amerikanischen Parteien? Wie ist ihre Geschichte? Warum werden sie in Europa so gern falsch verstanden? Christoph Schwerdtfeger & Andreas Vogel machen ein großes Faß auf und nähern sich im Gespräch mit dem Publikum in kleinen Schritten dem Thema . – Eintritt frei


März 2018

Samstag, 3. März, 10.00 Uhr
Writers in Stuttgart
We are writers! Every month we get together to read what we‘ve written and to share our writing experiences and ideas with one another. If you‘re a writer or interested in writing, contact us at – Free admission.

Im Rahmen der Ausstellung: „Hawai’i: Königliche Inseln im Pazifik“
Sonntag, 4. März, 18.00 Uhr
Linden-Museum, Stuttgart, Hegelstraße 1
DAZ-Tipp: The Descendants – Familie und andere Angelegenheiten
Filmvorführung im Linden-Museum
Anlässlich des „Hawai‘i heute“-Thementages präsentiert das Linden-Museum den Oscar-prämierten Spielfilm, in dem der hawaiische Geschäftsmann und Familienvater Matt King (George Clooney) entscheiden soll, ob und an wen ein bislang unberührtes Stück Land verkauft wird. Allerdings hat er viel wichtigere Sorgen: Seine von ihm entfremdete Frau liegt nach einem Bootsunfall im Koma. Matt erfährt, dass sie eine Affäre hatte und ihn verlassen wollte. Als ihm die Ärzte mitteilen, dass sie nicht mehr aus dem Koma erwachen wird, macht Matt sich mit seinen beiden Töchtern auf die Suche nach dem Liebhaber. Der Film basiert auf dem Roman der hawaiischen Autorin Kaui Hart Hemmings, der am Mittwoch, den 25. April, um 19.45 Uhr in einem Special von der DAZ „Let‘s Read“-Gruppe im Linden- Museum besprochen wird. – Eintritt für Vortrag und Filme des Thementages 5 Euro, ermäßigt 4 Euro. – Weitere Informationen unter

Montag, 5. März, 16.30 – 18.00 Uhr
Youth Club
Do you want to experience American culture, practice your English, enjoy fun activities, and meet new friends with similar interests? Then join our youth group! All students between the age of 15 and 20, who want to participate in typical American activities, are welcome! If you want to participate, send an email to – Free admission

Im Rahmen der Reihe: German-American Institutes
Montag, 5. März, 19.00 Uhr
vhs Stuttgart, Rotebühlplatz 28
Journalism Disrupted: Spotlight on Fake News
Lecture by Peter Canellos, Editor-at-Large, POLITICO
How can the truth and facts prevail in the brave new world of digitalization? Can journalism fight back and win the upper hand against rogue politics and misinformation amid a communications revolution? Peter Cannellos, editor-at-large of POLITICO, takes a look at our seemingly “post-truth” digital era. He is a journalistic veteran, who spent 26 years with the Boston Globe before joining POLITICO. At the Globe he held various positions including editorial page editor (2009 – 2014), metro editor (during the 2001 – 2003 Roman Catholic Church scandal covered by the Globe’s Spotlight Team) and Washington, D.C. bureau chief. Among many others, he directed the coverage of the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections as well as the insurgency in Iraq. The Washington, D.C. bureau won numerous awards during Canellos’ tenure, including the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. – In cooperation with the vhs Stuttgart and the U.S. Embassy Berlin. – Free admission.

Montag, 5. März, 20.00 Uhr
Kulturzentrum Merlin, Augustenstraße 72
DARK MONDAY: Charing Cross Road
The play 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff is based on a true story and spans 22 years in the lives of Helene Hanff, a writer in New York, and Frank Doel, who works in an antique bookshop in London, through a series of letters sent across the Atlantic. It is a tender, moving story of a couple who is drawn together through their love of literature even though they never get to meet. – In cooperation with the New English American Theatre Stuttgart. – Admission 5 euros.

Im Rahmen der Ausstellung: „Hawai’i: Königliche Inseln im Pazifik“
Mittwoch, 7. März, 19.30 Uhr
Linden-Museum, Hegelstraße 1
Paradise in the Pacific? The Current Situation of Hawai’i’s Society - Diese Veranstaltung muss aus organisatorischen Gründen leider entfallen
Talk with U.S. Consul General James W. Herman, U.S. General Consulate Frankfurt / M. and Dr. Ulrich Menter, Expert for Oceania, Linden-Museum
Hawai’i is well-known for its tropical landscape, surfing, hula dancing and sunshine. But behind the paradisal splendor and pristine beaches, there also lies a history of forced transformation. When Captain James Cook landed in 1778, the Hawaiian Islands had a deep-rooted culture and long history of self-governance. After the formal annexation of the Islands by the United States in 1898, Hawai’i remained a U.S. territory until 1959, when it was admitted to statehood. Today, there is a growing movement on the Islands to revive the native Hawaiian language and culture, as Native Hawaiians remain the only indigenous group in the U.S. without political sovereignty. Thus, activists continue to fight for federal recognition of the Native Hawaiian community and for an official nation-to-nation relationship with the U.S. – In cooperation with the Linden-Museum and the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt / M. – Please register via – Free admission.

Freitag, 9. März, 9.30 Uhr
Quilting Bee: The Baltimore Beauties
Calling all needlework enthusiasts: We are an international, multilingual hand-sewing quilting, knitting and crocheting group. Guests are very welcome! – Free admission.

Freitag, 9. März, 17.00 Uhr
Empire Study Group
Join us in a monthly exploration of the United States’ global interests and burdens. Find out about further topics and reading material soon. – Admission 4 euros, DAZ members free.

Montag, 12. März, 18.00 Uhr
Transatlantic ArtConneXion
We want to connect with Americans and Germans active in the art scene through this transatlantic art group. All artists, art sellers, buyers, teachers and general art lovers are welcome to attend! Are you interested? If so, please get in touch with Uka Meissner at – Free admission.

Montag, 12. März, 19.00 Uhr
(In)Divisible: Polarization and Party Politics in the American Heartland
Talk with Emily Hruban, Project Manager for Transatlantic Relations, Bertelsmann Foundation North America, Washington, D.C. The 2016 election in the United States marked one of the most emotional presidential elections in history. Its result revealed a deep divide in the country. (In)Divisible is based on interviews with more than 100 Americans from across the country and all political spectrums. It explores the causes of polarization in the United States, and addresses the divisions felt along political, socio-economic, geographic, racial and educational lines. Americans explain the very real challenges they have to face daily and the frustration they feel concerning the situation in their country. – In cooperation with the Bertelsmann Stiftung. – Please register via by March 8. – Admission 5 euros, reduced 3 euros, DAZ members free.

Montag, 12. März, 19.30 Uhr
Café Babel, Uhlandstraße 26
Join English-speaking people from all over the world who meet once a month for enjoyable conversation. – Free admission.

Dienstag, 13. März, 10.30 – 13.30 Uhr
American Citizen Services Day (ACSD) in Stuttgart
Do you need your U.S. passport renewed, require U.S. notarial services, or want to register a child as a U.S. citizen? On ACSD, representatives of the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt / M. will be providing these services in Stuttgart! To schedule an appointment, send an email to with the subject line “STUTTGART”. Appointments may only be scheduled via email. Please fill out application forms before the appointment which can be found at and bring copies of all documents.

Mittwoch, 21. März, 19.00 Uhr
La Frontera: Artists Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
Ausstellungseröffnung mit Fotografien von Stefan Falke, New York
Der deutschstämmige Fotograf Stefan Falke porträtierte Künstlerinnen und Künstler an der amerikanisch-mexikanischen Grenze. Seine Bilder beleuchten eine kreative und bunte Welt abseits von Schmugglerpfaden, Existenznot und Aussichtslosigkeit. Auf ihre eigene Weise befassen sich die Kunstschaffenden mit dem Leben an der Grenze. Ihre Darstellungsformen reichen hierbei von Malerei über Tanz, Theater und Videokunst bis hin zu raumgreifenden Installationen. Die thematisierte Grenze steht exemplarisch für jede Form von Ausgrenzung, wie wir sie heute nicht nur zwischen den USA und Mexiko, sondern weltweit erleben. Die Porträts zeigen zugleich, dass in einer von Gewalt und Zerstörung geprägten Welt, auch immer noch lebensbejahende und positiv ausgerichtete Kunst entstehen kann. – Mit Getränken & Snacks. – Die Ausstellung ist zu sehen bis 13. Juli 2018, Di bis Fr 9.00 – 13.00 Uhr und 14.00 – 17.00 Uhr. – Mit Engagement Global und der Deutschen Menschenrechtskoordination Mexiko. – Eintritt frei.

Donnerstag, 22. März, 10.30 Uhr
Let’s Read!
Are you interested in reading American literature? Then join our reading group! This time we are going to discuss Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. – Admission 3 euros, DAZ members free.


Di. - Fr. 9 - 13 Uhr/ 14 - 17 Uhr (im August geschlossen)
The Institute is open to the public:
Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 1 pm / 2 - 5pm (in August closed)
In Englisch angekündigte Veranstaltungen werden in englischer Sprache gehalten.
Program events announced in English are conducted in English.
Gruppen, die zu Veranstaltungen kommen wollen, bitten wir um Voranmeldung. Tel.: 0711 / 22 81 80 We ask that groups call us to make reservations.
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