German Campus Week 2017

Germany Making Choices

The German Department at Grinnell College is happy to announce that it has received a grant from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to participate in the Campus Week campaign during fall semester 2017. The Campus Week program seeks to foster the friendship between Germany and the United States in American university and college campuses. This year’s topic is “Germany Making Choices.” In a series of events and in the classroom, we’ll learn about the German election and Germany’s role in European integration and global migration.

For more information on this campaign visit the German Information Center website of the German Embassy.

Schedule of Events

September 11-26: Exhibition (ARH 2nd Floor)

Starting on September 11, you will be able to visit the exhibition “Germany Making Choices.” This exhibition explains the German political and electoral systems.

September 24: German Election Party (1-3 p.m., ARH, Room 120)

Join the German Department to follow the election results live on TV. You will be able to participate in an interactive quiz challenge at 2 p.m. Three winners will receive a generous gift card from the Pioneer Bookstore. Visit the exhibition ahead of time, so you have all the knowledge necessary to win! And come on time, so you don’t miss your swag bag! Refreshments will be served.

September 25: Herbert L. Quelle Talk (7:30 PM, Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101)

Herbert L. Quelle, German Consul General in Chicago, will speak on the German elections and the role of the consulate in the Midwest. This event is co-sponsored by the Rosenfield Program in Foreign Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights.

TBD: Film Screening (Strand Theatre)

Joins us to watch a free screening of We Are Young. We Are Strong (Burhan Qurbany, Germany, 2014). A discussion on the true story behind the movie and contemporary expressions of xenophobia in Germany will follow the show. You can watch the official trailer.

TBD: Visit to a German Company in Iowa

Students will visit a German company based in Iowa to gain first-hand experience of transatlantic trade and partnerships.

Please, check again for updated event news.

For additional questions contact Javier Samper Vendrell.

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