Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in April, including a lecture on April 24 entitled “From Ground Zero to the Green Zone: What America Lost,” presented by New York Times journalist Roger Cohen. Events are free and open to the public; for further information, call 212.998.8663 or visit

A schedule of events follows:

  • Sun., Apr. 1, 11 a.m. Reading: Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig (DLL) brings a new edition of “Krautgarden” to NYC - young German writers read from their works.
  • Thurs.-Fri., Apr. 5-6 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Conference: “Changing Automobilism: New Technologies, New Markets, New Cultures.” This conference critically explores consequences of the emergence and present state of the automobile in its relation to various social contexts such as geographic and social space, environmental challenges, political decision making, and more. Visit for full conference schedule and participants.
  • Sat., Apr. 14, 6 p.m. Exhibition Opens: Birgit Ramsauer’s “Dialogue with the Unknown Artist.” Small compositions filled with experimental scribbles serve as the origin of these pieces. On display through May 12.
  • Tues., Apr. 17, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Past Encounters: Lea Goldberg and Ilsabe Hünke von Podewils” by Yfaat Weiss, senior visiting fellow, Remarque Institute, NYU.
  • Fri., Apr. 20, 6:30 p.m. Film: The Third Generation/Die Dritte Generation (1980, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 127 min.). A satire about modern culture and terrorism. In German, English subtitles.
  • Tues., Apr. 24, 7 p.m. Lecture: “From Ground Zero to the Green Zone: What America Lost” by Roger Cohen, NY Times, International Herald Tribune.
  • Fri., Apr. 27, 6:30 p.m. Film: The Edukators/Die Fetten Jahre sind vorbei. (2004, Hans Weingartner, 129 mins.). In German, English subtitles. Jan and Peter are a pair of leftist political activists who have their own ideas of how to strike out in the name of economic justice.

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