The first conference of “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement” engages young Americans and Germans in discussions of current issues of concern for the transatlantic relationship. Young leaders in the fields of foreign and domestic policy; society, culture, and politics; and economics will come together to address challenges facing the …Read More

AICGS welcomed Martin Zielke, a top executive of the German banking industry, for a discussion on “The State of the European (Banking) Union.” Mr. Zielke addressed the impact of the September 24th German federal elections and their implications for European integration from a business perspective. He elaborated on how Commerzbank is adjusting its business model to …Read More

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies and the Representative for German Industry and Trade hosted a small, private luncheon on Wednesday, April 6th with Professor Dieter Kempf, the new President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Prof. Kempf was the Chairman of DATEV, one of Europe’s largest IT service providers, for the past …Read More

Andreas Kluth, Editor-in-Chief of Handelsblatt Global, provided a Berlin insider’s view of the key transatlantic and European economic issues at stake in the German elections – from a Franco-German meeting of the minds on Eurozone reform, to TTIP redux, to the politics of the German trade surplus. Andreas Kluth became editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt Global in …Read More

The final meeting of the AICGS Geoeconomics Strategy Group centered on the concept of “economic security” defined as the ability of a country to pursue national prosperity according to the values and principles it chooses. In an ideal world, publics in the United States, Germany, and other G20 countries would understand that achieving this goal …Read More

The next G20 summit will take place in Hamburg on July 7-8, 2017. As part of the G20’s outreach process, the B20 is the official business dialogue of the G20, representing the entire G20 business community. Together, the leading German business associations BDI (Federation of German Industries), DIHK (Association of German Chambers of Industry and …Read More

The second meeting of the AICGS Geoeconomics Strategy Group focused on “Trade Policy: Is the Best Defense Still a Good Offense?” The new U.S. administration’s emphasis on trade defense—stepping up enforcement mechanisms to ensure that countries or companies that violate trade laws are held accountable for their actions—is an important feature of international economic engagement. …Read More

The American Council on Germany (ACG) and AICGS were pleased to host a breakfast discussion as part of the 2017 Munich Security Conference with Dr. Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Bundestag’s Foreign Relations Committee, and General David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA.  The off-the-record discussion touched on the challenges confronting the German-American relationship in …Read More

The Strategy Group is part of the larger Geoeconomics Project that AICGS has launched this month in order to help shape transatlantic policy development on the role of international economic engagement as a new U.S. President takes office and Germany exercises the Presidency of the G20. You can find more information about the project here. …Read More

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