In times of excellence ratings and rankings, flattening public funding, and international mobility of students and staff, German universities have turned into strategic actors in the past two decades. Organizational features, already routine in American higher education, such as vision and mission statements, professionalization of management, external funding, and industry links as well as international …Read More

The refugee crisis of 2015 and the subsequent deterioration of domestic security heavily influenced the German election results in September 2017, which were characterized by severe losses of the three main parties CDU, CSU, and SPD, and successes of the right-wing populists. Guido Steinberg gives an overview of the events with a focus on the …Read More

Reconciliation processes in Asia face a number of challenges at the official level. However, at the level of civil society some progress is being made. The seminar will look at NGOs’ activities in Japan-Korea relations and at art in Japan-Vietnam relations to assess the potential for reconciliation today. In this seminar, Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS …Read More

The genocide of the Herero and Nama, committed between 1904 and 1908 under German colonial rule in today’s Namibia, is considered the first genocide of the 20th century. Over the past decades and especially since the commemoration of the 100 years of the genocide in 2004, when the German government refused to recognize the crimes …Read More

Communities around the world are mobilizing urban social movements against rising inequality and economic hardship in order to transform local neighborhoods, urban planning practices, and city policies. Minority and immigrant communities and their mobilizations play a pivotal role challenging the ongoing nationalist political shifts to the right in the United States and Germany, which have …Read More

Migration has become a hot-button issue on both sides of the Atlantic. Immigration without proper documentation in the United States and the deportation of those denied asylum in Germany have led to the detention of numerous individuals. To cope with the increasing volume, prison systems have resorted to partially, and in the U.S., fully, private …Read More

On April 13, 2017, Dr. Wolfgang Muno, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow in March and April 2017, presented his research on President Trump’s foreign policy and the associated repercussions for transatlantic ties in a seminar at AICGS. Dr. Muno investigated the basis of and prospects for foreign policy under Donald Trump, with special focus on the realms …Read More

On December 8, 2016, AICGS hosted a seminar on “Transatlantic Relations in a Changing World Order: U.S. and European Responses to China’s Rise in Africa” with DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow Dr. Anna Stahl. Her presentation focused on the EU’s and the United States’ reaction to China’s increased influence as an actor in Africa. China has gained …Read More

On November 3, 2016, AICGS hosted a seminar on “Governing Global Financial Markets after the Crisis of 2007-2009” with DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow Vincent Dreher. He focused on the international regulatory initiative to govern global financial markets after the crisis of 2007-09, which was comparable in scale and severity to the crisis preceding the Great Depression …Read More

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