“Countries like Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and many more are providing free or inexpensive higher education for their young people. They understand how important it is to be investing in their youth. We should be doing the same.” So opines 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the junior Senator from Vermont and currently the main challenger to …Read More

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in an historic 5-4 vote. After decades of activism and litigation, the Court recognized that same-sex couples cannot be denied marriage under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. The same debate that …Read More

AICGS is pleased to announce the participants of its new Transatlantic Exchange Program. The program, which addresses the theme “Immigration, Integration, and a New Transatlantic Generation,” aims to establish new connections between communities growing principally from an immigration background and address common challenges of integration. Twenty young participants from Germany and the United States have …Read More

In this recent interview, former U.S. ambassador to Germany and AICGS Trustee John Kornblum suggests that the West needs to change its narrative on the crisis in Ukraine and the hostility from Russia. The democratic Western countries have to stand united and show their collective resolve and confidence through institutions such as NATO, the EU, …Read More

Iran and the P5+1 have reached a historic deal that limits Iran’s nuclear ambitions. After months of debate and compromising on both sides, what does this mean for transatlantic security and the future of Iranian-Western relations? President Barack Obama has made his desire to finish these negotiations very clear, and he has threatened to veto …Read More

On June 30, 2015, the German Consulate General, together with Action Reconciliation Service for Peace and the Israeli Consulates General, hosted a conference celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel at the Consulate General of Germany. Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, Harry & Helen Gray Senior Fellow and Director of the Society, Culture …Read More

On July 1, 2015,  Action Reconciliation Service For Peace together with the American Jewish Committee, the Consulate General of Israel, and the German Consulate General, hosted a conference marking 50 years of Diplomatic Relations between Israel and Germany at Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach. Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, Harry & Helen Gray Senior Fellow …Read More

The recent public debate in the United States over displaying the Confederate flag in the South, particularly in government buildings and at public memorials, is an echo of the racism and discrimination that casts a shadow over much of the South. Anand Giridharadas proposes that modern Germany’s public demonstration of collective responsibility to completely oppose its …Read More

The events in Greece have taken us on an emotional roller coaster in the past week. After missing a payment to the IMF on Tuesday, Greeks voted on Sunday to reject a fiscal proposal by the country’s creditors. Across the Atlantic, all eyes are fixed on the small European nation with a population roughly the …Read More

Over 200 Billion Euros have been handed to Greece. Additional rescue funds will probably follow. Except: The government operates in a nepotistic way and the money doesn’t go to the Greek people. Once again an endgame is imminent. Once again a state bankruptcy of Greece is impending. And once again all parties involved in the …Read More

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