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January 13

 

 

  Annual General Assembly of the Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Looking back into 2015

 

 

February 3

 

 

German-American Stammtisch

 

FMG Committee Member Manfred Höfert:

 

STEM

Science,Technology, Engineering, Math

Education for a global leadership

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

March 2

 

Deutsch-Amerikanischer Stammtisch

 

©GTY_AP

 

Jason Brown und Rolf Luchs of the Carl-Schurz-Haus will give us a

 

Super Wednesday Election Update

 

in English at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

Welcome to an evening of politics à la Trump with a side of Sanders! With Super Tuesday upon us, this unique event will give Freiburgers a chance to get updated on what is happening in the crazy reality TV show we call The American Electoral Process. Topics to be covered include:  

 

* the results of Super Tuesday election in nearly half the states,

* an update on who is still in the race
* how the two political parties are beginning to lose control of their voters and their politicians, partly due to the Supreme Court case "Citizens United"

* the surprise of Trump and Sanders' success

* where does Trump's support come from

* predictions for upcoming primaries and caucus

* what is a caucus and a primary

* upcoming democratic and republican conventions; how Obama had a breakout night in 2004

* who doesn't Obama want to win?  

 

Please join us to share opinions, discuss predictions or just to listen to the rest of us!

 

 

 

6. April

 

Deutsch-Amerikanischer Stammtisch

 

©Fotolia

Herr Sven Meyer will speak about

 

Las Vegas

 

The Gambling Metropolis in Transformation

 

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle um 20 Uhr

 

 

 

May 1

 

 

Traditional FMG Hiking Tour on German Labour Day
with the American Students

 

Has been cancelled

 

 

May 4

 

 

Deutsch-Amerikanischer Stammtisch

 

AYF Resident Director Professor Sabine Mödersheim will talk about:

 

Umweltpioniere in Madison

 

 

The talk will be given in cooperation with
 the  Landeszentrale für politische Bildung
 Baden-Württemberg
.

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle um 20 Uhr

 

 

Aldo Leopold seated with shack in background, circa. 1940


 Both photos ©Aldo Leopold Foundation
 

 

June 6

Meine Ruh ist hin, mein Herz ist schwer

 

An American perspective on German Romanticism

 

A concert with Herbert Schiffels and AYF-students at the Haus zur Lieben Hand

 

 

Look here for the program flyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2

 

 

 4th of July Party

 

 

(©CSH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 7

Guided tour in English for the students of the Academic Year in Freiburg (AYF). Guests are welcome.

 

  Historic Places in Freiburg

 

Meeting place Rathausplatz (Bertold Schwarz Fountain) at 10 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 14

  Reception for the Students of the
Academic Year in Freiburg 2016/2017

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 6 p.m.

 

October 3

Traditional Hiking Tour
with our American Students
around the Schönberg on German Unity Day

 

Our meeting place is the terminus of streetcar number 3  to Vauban „Innsbruckerstraße“ at 10:30 a.m.
We shall walk through the vineyards to Ebringen and continue to the “Schönberger Hof” where we will have lunch around 12:45 p.m.
We will return to Freiburg Vauban around 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

October 12

 

 

German-American Stammtisch

 

James D. Steakley, emeritus professor of German at the University of Wisconsin and former director of the Academic Year in Freiburg program will speak about:

 

Turbulence at the University of Wisconsin

 

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2

 

 

 

Deutsch-Amerikanischer Stammtisch

 

Jason Brown and René Freudenthal,
Carl-Schurz-Haus Freiburg:

 

  Presidential Elections in the States

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.

 

 

 


©Phil Hands, Madison
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 7

 

Traditional Christmas Dinner

 

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 7 p.m.

 

 

Aktualisiert am 25 Februar, 2017