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

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

On May 31st, the AICGS hosted a seminar on transatlantic climate diplomacy, analyzing past efforts and exploring future challenges. Dr. Katja Biedenkopf, Visiting Fellow and DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from February through July 2016, presented a comparative analysis of European and United States diplomacy in the run-up to the adoption of the Paris Agreement. This international …Read More

On May 26th, 2016, AICGS hosted a seminar regarding youth exchange programs between Germany and Israel and the political implications these programs have for the participants and their home countries. The seminar opened with a presentation about the youth exchange programs, with an emphasis on the research of Dr. Simone Heil which she conducted at …Read More

In Germany, the process of European integration has altered the balance of power between the executive and the legislature as well as the federal and state levels. This process has by and large worked to the detriment of parliaments and of the “Länder.” However, this balance of power is still forming in the wake of …Read More

On April 28, 2016 AICGS hosted a seminar with DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow Dr. Alexander Wochnik who presented on “Assessing German Multilateralism through Security Relationships”. Part of the legacy of the Second World War is the German public’s tendency toward pacifism. Thus, both German academic literature and the German press were critical of Germany’s involvement in …Read More

On March 14, 2016, AICGS hosted a workshop on “Improving the Labor Market Integration of Refugees and Other Migrants” with Liam Patuzzi, Project Officer at the Agency for the Development of Professional Education (ebb – Entwicklungsgesellschaft für berufliche Bildung), and Tamar Jacoby, President and CEO at ImmigrationWorks USA. This workshop focused on the refugee crisis …Read More

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