Jamie Jarmon is a spring 2014 AICGS intern and is responsible for writing the AICGS Notizen Daily, assisting with the contact database, summarizing AICGS events, and contributing to the AICGS Notizen Blog. She also works closely with AICGS Society, Culture & Politics Program Director Lily Gardner Feldman on program research and projects.

Currently, Ms. Jarmon is enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Maryland, where she is seeking a BA in Central European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, with a minor in public leadership, and a certificate in the University of Maryland’s prestigious Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program. She has three years of exposure to the German language, literature, and culture through her university, studying abroad at the Universität Tübingen, and working as an Au Pair in northern Germany. After Ms. Jarmon graduates, she plans to pursue a career in foreign relations.

In response to the increase in car congestion and global warming, many countries have been trying to reduce car usage in various ways. In February 2003, London introduced a toll for motorists driving within central city limits between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm, with additional fines for motorists who neglect to pay …Read More

In response to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the more recent 2011 catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan, Germany announced in 2011 that it would move quickly into using more renewable energy, hoping to phase out or significantly reduce hazardous non-renewable energy sources by 2022.  Germany’s proposed initiative, the Energiewende or energy transition, is nothing new …Read More