Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in November, including a roundtable discussion, “The U.S. Elections - Transatlantic Perspectives,” on Friday, November 7, at 2:30 p.m. Events are free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.8663 or visit www.nyu.edu/deutscheshaus.
A schedule of events follows:
- Fri., Nov. 7, 2:30 p.m. Roundtable discussion: “The U.S. Elections - Transatlantic Perspectives,” moderated by Michael Minkenberg, Vaidrina University, Frankfurt/Oder and Max Weber Chair at NYU. Participants include: Ariane Chebel d’Appolonia, Sciences Po Paris; James Goldgeier, George Washington University; Stephanie Hofmann, European University Institute in Florence; Marcia Pally, NYU; Simon Reich, Rutgers; Andrew Rutten, Stanford; and Gregory Wawro, Columbia.
- Fri., Nov. 7, 6 p.m. Rainer Simon Film Series: Films by the acclaimed East German director are screened. The Colors of Tigua (Die Farbven von Tigua), a 1994 documentary (43 min), and Talking with Fish and Birds (Mit fischen und Vögeln redden) (43 min), from 1999, are featured. English subtitles.
- Tues., Nov. 11, 6 p.m. Rainer Simon Film Series: The Call of Fayu Ujmi (Der Ruf des Fayu Ujmi), 2002 documentary (Germany/Ecuador). English subtitles. Followed by a Q&A with director Rainer Simon.
- Fri., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. Reading: Author Misha Waiman reads from his recent book 17 Vorurteile, die wir Deutschen gegen Amerika und die Amerikaner haben und die so nicht ganz stimmen können (17 Prejudices We Germans Have Against America and Americans That Can’t Quite Be Correct) in German.
- Tues., Nov. 18, 7 p.m. Reading and film: Margot Friedländer, who survived Nazi Germany hidden by Germans, reads from her book Versuche, dein Leben zu machen, followed by the documentary by Thomas Halaczinsky, Don’t Call It HEIMWEH, about Friedländer’s return to Berlin to resolve her search for home and identity. In German and English.
- Tues., Nov. 25, 7 p.m. Lecture: “The Messianic Mathematician: Benjamin and Scholem in 1916” by Peter Fenves, Northwestern University.