Jens Schulz is a research intern at AICGS during the fall of 2014, where his duties include writing the AICGS Notizen Weekly, assisting with the contact database, summarizing AICGS events, and contributing to the AICGS Notizen Blog, as well as Social Media. He is particularly interested in the Foreign & Domestic Policy and Business & Economics Programs at AICGS, focusing on international relations theory, foreign policy, as well as education policies in Germany.

As a fellow of the Adenauer Foundation, Mr. Schulz is currently enrolled in the Graduate Gateway Program at American University in Washington, D.C. and is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Göttingen. He graduated from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in the summer of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science. Mr. Schulz intends to eventually pursue a career in academia and education.

In the 2013-2014 academic year, tuition fees for undergraduate students at American universities averaged a whopping $5,410 (€4,353) each semester—and this does not include housing, dining costs, or personal expenses.1 Apart from occasional criticism and debates, tuition fees have never stirred major political protests on this side of the pond. When German students were obliged …Read More

The serene town of Celle is home to 70,000 people in the state of Lower Saxony, more than 3,000 of which are Kurdish Yazidis. This town is mostly known for its picturesque old town center and its renaissance ducal palace. Thanks to its long lasting history of German nobility and almost 500 half-timber houses, it …Read More