Student Forum


BA, MA Student Panel, 
Chair: Randi Mügge
Friday, February 10, 2017
10:00 Introduction
10:15 – 10:40 Julian Prush (University of Goettingen)
The Conservative Side of American Warfare in Video Games in the Call of Duty Modern Warfare Franchise
10:40 – 11:05 Maryam Nobakht (University of Goettingen)
The Evil Empire Speech by Ronald Reagan
11:05 – 11:30 Daniel Stadter (University of Goettingen)
Fiscal Conservatism: Reagonomics and the Liberalization of the Financial Market
11:30 – 11:55 Rasmus Ollroge (University of Goettingen)
American Conservatism and the Origins of the United States
PhD Student Panel
Chair: Nasrin Babakhani
Saturday, February 11, 2017
13:30 – 14:00 Laura Vorberg (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Clash of Conservatisms – Media Staging and Political Framing in Donald J. Trump’s 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign
14:00 – 14:30 Adam von Wald (University Duisburg-Essen)
Negotiations of Identity and Belonging: Gay Conservatism and the Log Cabin Republicans
14:30 – 15:00 Melanie Stengele (University Konstanz)
“J.F.K. wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women’s rest room”: Transgender Rights, the ‘Alt-Right’ and Cultures of Conservatism in Contemporary North Carolina
15:00 – 15:30 Wrap-Up Discussion

If you have any questions concerning the program, please don’t hesitate to contact Nasrin Babakhani ( and Susann Koehler (