Elected in December 2014 to serve on the AICGS Board of Trustees, Carlo Kölzer is the CEO of 360T Trading Networks. He is a founding partner of the company and a member of the executive board. His areas of expertise are Capital Markets notably Global Markets, Global Equities, Trading, Sales, Risk Control and Financial Accounting. …Read More

Elected in December 2014 to serve on the AICGS Board of Trustees, Jeffrey Aronson co-founded Centerbridge Partners L.P. in 2005 and serves as its Managing Principal. Centerbridge Partners is a private investment firm focused on private equity, distressed securities and credit investments. Mr. Aronson has been an active investor in distressed securities for more than …Read More

AICGS Business & Economics Program Director Alexander Privitera is quoted in the foreign policy article “A Family Comparison Jeb Bush May Welcome” published by Bloomberg on May 21, 2015. As Jeb Bush tries to turn the page on Iraq, he’ll be inviting comparisons to another chapter of the family’s foreign policy legacy when he kicks …Read More

  In light of key challenges that lie ahead for the European Union (EU) as a political and economic entity, Germany’s role as a central power has become increasingly crucial for the cohesion of the EU. In order to fulfill that role, Germany must give up its position as a leader from behind and embrace its role as a regional power. How …Read More

Listen to any European or American leader talk about the transatlantic relationship these days and you will hear a handful of common refrains. Major policy addresses of this kind often start with the recognition that the world has changed. Europe and the United States face unprecedented challenges on the world stage, ranging from asymmetric warfare …Read More

In 1996, Martha Finnemore noted in National Interests in International Society that no matter how technical international organizations might seem, they “are never neutral forms.” In his new article, Alexander Reisenbichler, former DAAD/AICGS fellow, studies the domestic sources and power dynamics of regulatory networks using the example of the financial stability forum (FSF), a regulatory …Read More

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Eugene Ludwig, the founder and chief executive officer of Promontory Financial Group, is a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading financial companies. Mr. Ludwig is a business leader and expert on banking regulation, risk management, and fiscal policy who founded Promontory in 2001. Before founding Promontory, Gene was vice chairman and senior control …Read More

As reports emerge about the cooperation between Germany’s intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), and the U.S.’ National Security Agency (NSA), the German government is coming under increasing pressure from the public. According to the opposition party Die Linke, the government made false statements to the Bundestag regarding its findings of attempted industrial espionage by the …Read More

AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte sits down with heute.de to discuss the role of Bremen Mayor Jens Böhrnsen in the low voter turnout and explains why the new government will still have a high degree of legitimacy. Read the full interview here.

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