Encouraged by the “Go Out” and “One Belt, One Road” policies and a chronic cash surplus, Chinese overseas economic activity in the last decade has not only increased but shifted “upstream in the value chain,” to quote Albert Ng, Managing Partner of Greater China. This has proven a boon to recession-prone EU countries. As recently …Read More

AICGS is pleased to announce the continuation of its German-American youth exchange program on the theme “Immigration, Integration, and a New Transatlantic Generation.” This innovative program will establish new connections between communities that have grown principally from an immigration background, and address common challenges of immigration and integration, such as discrimination, employment, political and societal leadership, …Read More

This second AICGS conference focused on the theme of workforce education will convene municipal leaders and immigration and integration experts to talk about both the challenges and commitments to integrating immigrants and refugees into the workforce. In June 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce joined with the Departments of Education and Labor to sign an …Read More

On September 13, 2016, Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellows Nina Janz and Ivo Plšek presented their research in a seminar entitled “Reconciliation in Europe and in East Asia: How Countries Face a Past of War.” Nina Janz discussed “Reconciliation over the Graves? A German War Cemetery in Russia,” and Ivo Plšek presented “Reconciliation Politics …Read More

On August 25, 2016, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow Colleen Anderson presented her research on international space exploration in East and West Germany in a seminar at AICGS. She explored the historical background of German rocketry programs, examined German imaginations of space exploration in the early postwar period, and described the nature of East and West German …Read More

The German Defense Ministry Director of the Project Group White Paper on Security Policy will present the findings and discuss the process which resulted in the recently released 2016 White Paper issued by Berlin, the first such effort since 2006. German and American security experts will consider the resultant challenges, choices and consequences of this Cabinet-approved …Read More

On June 30, 2016, AICGS hosted a seminar with DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Thomas Hinz, who spoke about his research on ethnic discrimination in the German rental housing market. The event was moderated by AICGS Senior Research Associate Parke Nicholson. Now more than ever, Germany faces the major challenge of integrating new migrants and …Read More

On June 29, AICGS hosted a seminar on conflicts in the international regulation of intellectual property rights. Justus Dreyling, a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow in May and June 2016, presented his research on conflicts over intellectual property protection for educational materials and agricultural seeds. Recent negotiations on copyright protection and access to cultural and educational materials …Read More

On June 28, 2016, AICGS hosted Alexander Ritzmann, a Senior Research Fellow at the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) and a Senior Advisor to the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD), to address what makes a terrorist. The seminar began with the understanding that in order to have an effective dialogue about terrorism, four …Read More

Following the U.S. presidential election on November 8, the debates over economic and foreign policy issues in the U.S. will reverberate well beyond the United States. Several key issues and questions are at stake for the U.S. and Germany, including shared challenges across the Atlantic: terrorist threats, the turbulence in the Middle East, and the …Read More

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