Wartburg College to host Alexandra von Nahmen, a German political journalist to speak at the Kleinfeld Lecture in German History, Culture, and Politics event at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the McCaskey Lyceum located in the Saemann Student Center.

This year’s lecture is titled: “The battle for the White House – a European view on the U.S. presidential election.” The The event will provide an opportunity for students, faculty and community members to become exposed to diverse topics and become involved in the alternative perspectives of the academic departments on campus, Dr. Daniel Walther, Wartburg’s Gerald R. Kleinfeld Endowed Chair in German History, said. Nahmen studied journalism at the University of Dortmund and the American University in Washington, D.C. and is currently the Washington Bureau Chief at Deutsche Welle.

“If you think about it, we want to educate students to be life-long learners and this is an opportunity to grow and learn something,” Walther said. “We get an opportunity to look at our country, our political landscape from the perspective of an outsider.”

The annual Kleinfeld Lecture in German History, Culture and Politics is part of an endowed series made possible by a contribution from the German Studies Association. For more information contact Walther at

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