Event Program

February – July 2020

You can find a PDF version of our program flyer here.

If an event is in English or bilingual (German/English), the event description is in English. The event language is also included in the event details.

Februar 2020

Dienstag 04.02. 9.00 - 13.00; 14.00 - 17.00 Uhr

Election 2020

The exhibition follows the complex U.S. electoral system and process, explaining the most important proceedings and institutions, depicting their significance and impact on the election. It also illustrates the intricacies voters face throughout a presidential election year and highlights the major events voters and presidential candidates participate in.

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März 2020

Montag 02.03. 20.00 Uhr

DARK MONDAY: New Texts by Daniel Regelbrugge

Daniel Regelbrugge is back with a reading from his latest works, specially curated for this evening.

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Donnerstag 05.03. 19.00 Uhr

The Contenders: Wer wird Donald Trump herausfordern?

Politikwissenschaftler Dr. Markus Siewert wird im direkten Nachgang des sogenannten „Super-Dienstag“ einen genauen Blick auf die Aufstellung der demokratischen Partei, die Kandidat*innen und die populärsten Wahlkampfthemen werfen.

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Samstag 07.03. 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.

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Montag 09.03. 18.00 Uhr

Transatlantic ArtConneXion

We want to connect with Americans and Germans active in the art scene through this transatlantic art group.

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Montag 09.03. 19.00 Uhr

The Future is Female (!?) – Aktuelle Genderdebatten und die bevorstehenden Wahlen in den USA

Die Rolle der Geschlechter ist in den USA derzeit ein heiß diskutiertes Thema. Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder wird zunächst einige wichtige Ereignisse und Gedanken zur Entwicklung der jüngsten Gender-Debatten in den USA skizzieren und sich dann auf die Rolle der Geschlechter bei und für die bevorstehenden US-Präsidentschaftswahlen konzentrieren.

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Montag 09.03. 19.30 Uhr

Stammtisch TRANSATLANTIK

Join English-speaking people from all over the world who meet once a month for enjoyable conversation at Weltcafé Stuttgart.

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Mittwoch 11.03. 19.00 Uhr

Die Mauer zwischen USA und Mexiko

Hunderttausend Menschen aus Süd- und Mittelamerika versuchen jährlich – gegen den Widerstand der Regierungen beider Länder – von Mexiko in die USA zu migrieren. Es werden teilweise drastischen Mittel eingesetzt: Grenzen werden geschlossen und Mauern gebaut.

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Freitag 13.03. 09.30 Uhr

Quilting Bee: The Baltimore Beauties

We are an international, multilingual hand-sewing quilting, knitting and crocheting group. Join us for one of our sessions!

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Freitag 13.03. 17.15 Uhr

Empire Study Group

Join us in a monthly exploration of the United States’ global interests and burdens. Each session focuses on a different article or topic and our lively discussions always lead to interesting new insights.

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Dienstag 17.03. 19.00 Uhr

Soft Robots: Controlling the Coupled Dynamics

Compared to most robots and machines, including machines designed for human use, the human body is soft and backdrivable—it bends under load. In this talk Prof. Brent Gillespie will share his team’s work in the design and control of soft robots designed to get things done like humans, and to collaborate with humans.

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Dienstag 17.03. 19.00 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 Club!

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Donnerstag 19.03. 10.30 Uhr

Let’s Read!

Are you interested in reading American literature? Then join our reading group!

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Dienstag 24.03. 19.00 Uhr

Diving into the Night Ocean: Making Fiction from Fact

Paul La Farge and translator Simone Schröder discuss the author’s work „The Night Ocean“ and the art of making fiction from fact in an American Academy’s „Head-to-Head Special“at the Hospitalhof.

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Freitag 27.03. 9.00 Uhr

didacta

An zwei Tagen präsentieren wir unsere Bildungsprogramme auf der didacta.

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April 2020

Donnerstag 02.04. 19.00 Uhr

Let’s Talk Politics! Democrats and Republicans Debate at the DAZ

Democrats and Republicans are at odds with each other on a wide range of policies. The 2020 presidential race could be a game-changer and potentially help amend the gap between Democrats and Republicans or separate them even further.

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Freitag 03.04. 09.30 Uhr

Quilting Bee: The Baltimore Beauties

We are an international, multilingual hand-sewing quilting, knitting and crocheting group. Join us for one of our sessions!

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Freitag 03.04. 17.15 Uhr

Empire Study Group

Join us in a monthly exploration of the United States’ global interests and burdens. Each session focuses on a different article or topic and our lively discussions always lead to interesting new insights.

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Montag 06.04. 19.30 Uhr

Stammtisch TRANSATLANTIK

Join English-speaking people from all over the world who meet once a month for enjoyable conversation at Weltcafé Stuttgart.

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Montag 06.04. 20.00 Uhr

DARK MONDAY: Yes, Minister by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn

Yes, Minister is a political satire adapted for BBC Radio. It follows the fictional ministerial career of Jim Hacker and his various struggles to implement departmental changes that are opposed by the British Civil Service.

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Dienstag 07.04. 19.00 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 us at Jugendhaus Mitte!

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Freitag 17.04. 19.00 Uhr

Flying to the Moon and Back: Die größte Rettungsaktion der bemannten Mondfahrt

Anlässlich des 50. Jubiläums der berühmten Havarie auf dem Weg zum Mond berichten das DAZ gemeinsam mit dem Planetarium Stuttgart über die dramatischen Ereignisse im Zusammenhang mit der Rettung der Astronauten. Nach einer thematischen Einführung von Dr. Uwe Lemmer wird der gleichnamigen Spielfilm aus dem Jahr 1995 gezeigt.

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Montag 20.04. 18.00 Uhr

Transatlantic ArtConneXion

We want to connect with Americans and Germans active in the art scene through this transatlantic art group.

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Mittwoch 22.04. 19.30 Uhr

The Brazilian Roots of the Mann Family

While our reading of Thomas Mann’s work has been inflected by various parts of his biography—his attraction to men, his wife’s Jewish origins—the critical potential of his Brazilian background remains largely unexplored. Veronika Fuechtner speaks with writer and journalist Tanja Dückers about Mann’s Brazilian heritage story.

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Donnerstag 23.04. 10.30 Uhr

Let’s Read!

Are you interested in reading American literature? Then join our literature discussion series! This time we are going to discuss „The House of Broken Angels“ by Luis Alberto Urrea.

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Samstag 25.04. 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.

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Montag 27.04. 19.00 Uhr

Trolle und Tweets

Wer eine Wahl gewinnen wollte, musste früher die Übermacht im Fernsehen erlangen, heute sollte man soziale Netzwerke zu nutzen wissen. Bei den hierfür entscheidenden viralen Verbreitungsstrategien spielen Social Bots, bezahlte Trolle und Hacker eine zentrale Rolle. Wie weit gehen die Möglichkeiten zur digitalen Manipulation des Wählerverhaltens?

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Mai 2020

Sonntag 03.05. 17.00 Uhr

American German Gospel Concert

Some of the best Gospel choirs of the Stuttgart area come together to offer a varied program for the 12th Annual American German Gospel Concert.

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Montag 04.05. 18.00 Uhr

Transatlantic ArtConneXion

We want to connect with Americans and Germans active in the art scene through this transatlantic art group.

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Donnerstag 07.05. 18.00 Uhr

Teacher Training: U.S. Presidential Elections

Using a wide selection of primary sources, the teacher seminar will do two things: It will provide an up-to-date look especially at the presidential elections, the race for the nomination of the Democratic Party, and the main issues and topics. In addition, the basics of the American electoral system, its development, problems and reform efforts will be analyzed.

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Freitag 08.05. 09.30 Uhr

Quilting Bee: The Baltimore Beauties

We are an international, multilingual hand-sewing quilting, knitting and crocheting group. Join us for one of our sessions!

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Montag 11.05. 19.30 Uhr

Stammtisch TRANSATLANTIK

Join English-speaking people from all over the world who meet once a month for enjoyable conversation at Weltcafé Stuttgart.

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Montag 11.05. 20.00 Uhr

DARK MONDAY: World Premiere of THE NEATWITS

NEAT’s own improv theatre group, THE NEATWITS, will debut this highly popular form of entertainment in May. This will be the first time that an English language improv evening is presented to a Stuttgart audience!

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Dienstag 12.05. 19.00 Uhr

Voting and Election Reform

Political scientist David Kimball will address efforts to reform the complicated election rules in the U.S. He will take a look at efforts to change the Electoral College in presidential elections and a new way to draw legislative districts. His talk further includes procedures to increase voter participation as well as efforts to make voting more convenient and to reduce fraud.

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Dienstag 12.05. 19.00 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 us at Jugendhaus Mitte!

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Freitag 15.05. 17.15 Uhr

Empire Study Group

Join us in a monthly exploration of the United States’ global interests and burdens. Each session focuses on a different article or topic and our lively discussions always lead to interesting new insights.

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Samstag 16.05. 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.

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Donnerstag 28.05. 10.30 Uhr

Let’s Read!

Are you interested in reading American literature? Then join our literature discussion series! This time we are going to discuss „I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings“ by Maya Angelou honoring the 60 years of Stuttgart-St. Louis Sister Cities.

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Juni 2020

Freitag 05.06. 09.30 Uhr

Quilting Bee: The Baltimore Beauties

We are an international, multilingual hand-sewing quilting, knitting and crocheting group. Join us for one of our sessions!

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Freitag 05.06. 17.15 Uhr

Empire Study Group

Join us in a monthly exploration of the United States’ global interests and burdens. Each session focuses on a different article or topic and our lively discussions always lead to interesting new insights.

More

Montag 08.06. 19.30 Uhr

Stammtisch TRANSATLANTIK

Join English-speaking people from all over the world who meet once a month for enjoyable conversation at Weltcafé Stuttgart.

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Montag 08.06. 20.00 Uhr

DARK MONDAY: THE NEATWITS

NEAT’s own improv theatre group, THE NEATWITS, will entertain its Stuttgart audience with a special English language improv evening!

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Montag 15.06. 18.00 Uhr

Transatlantic ArtConneXion

We want to connect with Americans and Germans active in the art scene through this transatlantic art group.

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Donnerstag 18.06. 18.00 - 21.00 Uhr

Teacher Training: „(E-)Life is (not) Strange“

This workshop will demonstrate how some commercially-available video games can be used to engage students and enhance the process of language and culture acquisition.

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Samstag 20.06. 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.

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Dienstag 23.06. 19.00 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 us at Jugendhaus Mitte!

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Mittwoch 24.06. 11.00 - 13.00 Uhr

Special for Schools: Let’s Talk Politics! Debate with Democrats and Republicans

Democrats and Republicans are at odds with each other on a wide range of policies. The 2020 presidential race could be a game-changer and potentially help amend the gap between Democrats and Republicans or separate them even further.

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Donnerstag 25.06. 10.30 Uhr

Let’s Read!

Are you interested in reading American literature? Then join our literature discussion series! This time we are going to discuss „The Stone Diaries“ by Carol Shields.

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Juli 2020

Montag 06.07. 19.00 Uhr

Making Democracy Work Again

Intense polarization, campaigns driven by millions of dollars, Russian interventions, and repeated subversions of the popular vote through the Electoral College suggest that American democracy might be „broken.“ Prof. Joyce Mushaben’s talk addresses the nature of the demographic shift and its potential impact on campaign themes, grassroots mobilization, voter turn-out and the prospects for electoral reform in conjunction with the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

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Montag 06.07. 19.00 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 Club!

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Montag 06.07. 20.00 Uhr

DARK MONDAY: THE NEATWITS

NEAT’s own improv theatre group, THE NEATWITS, will entertain its Stuttgart audience with a special English language improv evening.

More

Freitag 10.07. 17.15 Uhr

Empire Study Group

Join us in a monthly exploration of the United States’ global interests and burdens. Each session focuses on a different article or topic and our lively discussions always lead to interesting new insights.

More

Freitag 10.07. 9.30 Uhr

Quilting Bee: The Baltimore Beauties

We are an international, multilingual hand-sewing quilting, knitting and crocheting group. Join us for one of our sessions!

More

Montag 13.07. 18.00 Uhr

Transatlantic ArtConneXion

We want to connect with Americans and Germans active in the art scene through this transatlantic art group.

More

Montag 13.07. 19.30 Uhr

Stammtisch TRANSATLANTIK

Join English-speaking people from all over the world who meet once a month for enjoyable conversation at Weltcafé Stuttgart.

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Dienstag 14.07. 18.00 - 22.00 Uhr

Sommerfestival der Kulturen 2020

Sechs Tage lang wird beim größten interkulturellen Fest im süddeutschen Raum in Stuttgart getanzt, gefeiert und geschlemmt. Stars der internationalen Weltmusikszene begeistern mit mitreißenden Konzerten. Für kulinarische Köstlichkeiten aus aller Welt und ein reiches Kulturprogramm ist auch gesorgt.

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Donnerstag 16.07. 10.30 Uhr

Let’s Read!

Are you interested in reading American literature? Then join our literature discussion series! This time we are going to discuss „Florida“ by Lauren Groff.

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Samstag 18.07. 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.

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