The ISS will take place between September 27 and October 4, 2015 partly at the University of Jena and partly in Berlin. It is organized by the Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies (JCRS) at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Prof. Martin Leiner), the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University (Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman), and the School of Conflict Analysis and …Read More

The tourism boom in China that began in the late 1970s was as much a political as an economic project. Historical narratives promoted at tourist sites exert a major influence on popular historical memory and, through this, disseminate formulations about what China is and what it means to be Chinese. In this seminar, Visiting PhD …Read More

From October 12-14, 2015, AICGS convened the inaugural group of young leaders in its new AICGS Transatlantic Exchange Program: Giving Voice to Future Leaders. The participants engaged in exchanges and discussions with a group of experts on a variety of issues related to the challenges of immigration and integration of minority populations in Germany and …Read More

On July 9, AICGS hosted a roundtable discussion on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with a delegation from the German Bundestag as well as representatives of the AFL-CIO and the German trade union IG Metall. The discussion revolved around the question as to whether TTIP would represent a race to the bottom or …Read More

The AICGS Business & Economics Program was pleased to host a private dinner with Martin Blessing, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors at Commerzbank. Mr. Blessing talked about the impact that the yet-to-be-completed banking union is already having on the industry’s risk culture and banks’ business models. He also focused on the interplay between monetary policies and structural reforms …Read More

On March 11, 2015, AICGS hosted a small luncheon with Member of the German Bundestag Alexander Radwan. Mr. Radwan is a member of the Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU, and is on the Bundestag’s Finance Committee. The luncheon discussion focused on the ongoing efforts to address the Greek challenges …Read More

AICGS was pleased to host a private breakfast discussion with a special guest, Dr. Andreas Dombret, member of the Executive Board of the Bundesbank. The discussion focused on the current situation in the euro area. More specifically, he addressed the ongoing efforts to overhaul the banking sector in the monetary union and highlight how the new Single Supervisory Mechanism …Read More

On January 22, 2015, AICGS hosted Dr. Charles Kupchan, the Director of European Affairs at the National Security Council, for a roundtable discussion. Moderated by Dr. Jackson Janes, President of AICGS, the discussion focused on major current events, including Germany’s role as a European and global player, the current state of the European Union and …Read More

AICGS is pleased to welcome guest speakers Markus Grübel, State Secretary in the German Ministry of Defense and Jürgen Hardt, Member of Parliament and Coordinator for Transatlantic Relations in the Foreign Office  for a discussion on January 20, 2015. The conversation will be focused on the current responses of NATO to developments in Ukraine as well …Read More

AICGS is pleased to work together with the Carnegie Endowment and the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center with generous support from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation to host a one-day round table conference on January 15, 2015 on the role of historians and scholars in the resolution of protracted conflicts with competing historical narratives. Special …Read More

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