While the Snowden disclosures pose a serious menace to the contemporary transatlantic relationship at large, as well as to concrete security threats, it is not simply a recent problem. During the event “Trust but Verify: Are U.S.-German (Intelligence) Relations at Stake,” DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow Eva Jobs explained the powerful trope of “trust” in German-American intelligence …Read More

The current state and the future of the European banking sector set the agenda of the AICGS workshop entitled “Welcome to the Banking Union: Sound Financial Regulation to Fuel Economic Growth?” on November 17, 2014. Panelists included experts on the financial sector Nicolas Véron from the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Gunnar Stangl from Commerzbank …Read More

AICGS was pleased to host a private luncheon discussion on September 16 with special guest Prof. Hans-Werner Sinn, President of the IFO Institute for Economic Research in Munich. The lunch was held in the offices of Alston & Bird. Professor Hans-Werner Sinn is an important and widely respected authority in Germany and enjoys a global reputation. Since 1989, Dr. …Read More

AICGS and the German American Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a business breakfast on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, with Professor Dr. Hans-Werner Sinn, President of the Ifo Institute Munich on “The Euro Trap – and How to Return the Right Path.” Dr. Sinn has been an important and widely respected authority on the Eurozone crisis. During …Read More

Germany is home to more than three million of the five million people of Turkish origin in Europe. How do they integrate into the German society? How do they identify themselves? And what are the differences in their voting behavior in Germany and in Turkey? Dr. Murat Erdoğan, Visiting Fellow of the AICGS and Director …Read More

Alexander Reisenbichler, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the George Washington University and AICGS/DAAD Research Fellow, presented his research at a seminar on September 11, 2014. The presentation, entitled “Safe as Houses: Comparing Housing Finance Policies in the U.S. and Germany,” analyzed the differences in American and German housing finance policy, including taxation, mortgage-market …Read More

German leaders called early this year for a greater German role in international security, with President Gauck noting Germany’s experience already as a crucial actor in international reconciliation. AICGS’ workshop, ”Reconciliation in the Western Balkans and in East Asia: The Role of German Governmental and Civil Society Actors and Implications for the United States,” on …Read More

On August 21, 2014, the AICGS Foreign & Domestic Policy Program hosted Dr. Günter Krings, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior, for a roundtable discussion. Moderated by Dr. Jackson Janes, President of AICGS, the discussion focused on the clashes between Berlin and Washington over surveillance issues. The line of privacy is …Read More

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