The Presidential Office in Germany is a unique product of German history. It is a curious mixture of past monarchies and postwar symbolism of the Federal Republic. The office seeks to be above the political fray but still very much capable of influencing it. Joachim Gauck is the eleventh such President —one of two who …Read More

Speaking at the UJA-Federation of New York’s recent Wall Street dinner, AICGS Board of Trustees Chairman and CEO of North America at Deutsche Bank Jacques Brand shared his story of growing up in New York City and emphasizes the importance of UJA for building a life in the United States.  

The newest book by Olaf Gersemann, Business editor of Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag, is bound to both offend and encourage. In assessing the strengths and weaknesses of Germany’s economy, he challenges the political and corporate leadership to come to grips with major threats ahead for Germany at a time when most Germans believe …Read More

Reforming the EU is hardly possible without coalitions of “builders” – member states willing and able to engage in sustainable coalition building at the EU level. Since 2008, the EU and its members have found themselves in the middle of yet another formative phase. Will member states eventually succeed in shaping a Union able to …Read More