Throughout the year, AICGS hosts a number of meetings with policymakers and advisors, and we were pleased to be joined for a private lunch discussion with a special guest, German Ambassador Peter Wittig, on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Ambassador Wittig discussed relevant topics of the transatlantic agenda, including the recent NATO response to the crisis in Ukraine, …Read More

Throughout the year, AICGS hosts a number of private meetings with policy-makers, corporate leaders, and experts to discuss key developments in German-American relations. We were pleased to be joined at a private luncheon discussion with a special guest, Senator Chris Murphy, on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Senator Murphy is on the Subcommittee on European Affairs and gave his …Read More

Throughout the year, AICGS hosts a number of meetings with policymakers and advisers, and we were pleased to be joined at a private lunch discussion by a special guest, U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Representative Sensenbrenner discussed his USA Freedom Act and the effort to end bulk data collection of …Read More

What is the institutional structure of vocational training in Germany? What makes it unique? What challenges does this system face? The participants of the AICGS working group “Learn & Earn: A Young Leaders’ Group for the Development of the U.S. Workforce” had the chance to ask these questions to Dr. Achim Dercks, Deputy Chief Executive …Read More

Germany is home to more than three million of the five million people of Turkish origin in Europe. How do they integrate into the German society? How do they identify themselves? And what are the differences in their voting behavior in Germany and in Turkey? Dr. Murat Erdoğan, Visiting Fellow of the AICGS and Director …Read More

Alexander Reisenbichler, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the George Washington University and AICGS/DAAD Research Fellow, presented his research at a seminar on September 11, 2014. The presentation, entitled “Safe as Houses: Comparing Housing Finance Policies in the U.S. and Germany,” analyzed the differences in American and German housing finance policy, including taxation, mortgage-market …Read More

Vienna talks between the P5+1 and Iran over its nuclear program have gained ground this past year, but have been overshadowed by events in the Middle East and elsewhere.  The panelists will address the negotiations to date and offer perspectives on Iran and the challenges for the way forward, particularly in reintegrating Iran into the …Read More

German leaders called early this year for a greater German role in international security, with President Gauck noting Germany’s experience already as a crucial actor in international reconciliation. AICGS’ workshop, ”Reconciliation in the Western Balkans and in East Asia: The Role of German Governmental and Civil Society Actors and Implications for the United States,” on …Read More

On August 21, 2014, the AICGS Foreign & Domestic Policy Program hosted Dr. Günter Krings, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior, for a roundtable discussion. Moderated by Dr. Jackson Janes, President of AICGS, the discussion focused on the clashes between Berlin and Washington over surveillance issues. The line of privacy is …Read More

The fourth meeting of “Learn & Earn: A Young Leaders’ Group for the Development of the U.S. Workforce” featured Katie Gage, Director of the DC branch of Enstitute, who emphasized the need to reinvent the apprenticeship system to keep up with a fast-paced twenty-first century job market. The United States has experienced enormous growth in …Read More

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