Society, Culture & Politics Program

Enhances understanding of the impact of culture on German- American relations and analyzes how cultural beliefs and values, evolving interpretations of historical experiences, and shifting conceptions of national identity shape perspectives and policy responses in the German-American dialogue. The Society, Culture & Politics Program is currently focused on issues of Immigration and Integration, considering the subject as it relates to education, organization, and technology. Under the topic of Reconciliation in Europe and Asia, AICGS looks to Germany for lessons for Japan’s international reconciliation in Northeast Asia.

Der Fall Amerika, Manfred Henningsen

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Amid the tensions between Germany and the United States over the NSA’s surveillance, worries arise about a growing wave of animosity among Germans toward America. The contrast with the early idolization of President Barack Obama and the current mood is evident in German public opinion polls. Yet, snapshots taken in polls do… Read more >

20th Annual Global Leadership Award Dinner

Dec 15 Register

Please consider sponsoring a table or seat at the 20th Annual AICGS Global Leadership Award Dinner on Monday, December 15, 2014 in NYC. This year we will honor Michael Diekmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (CEO) at a gala dinner. The dinner will be preceded by the third Annual AICGS Symposium.

AICGS Notizen Daily: July 21, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

“A World in Flux”: German-American Relations and a Changing Global Order

Dec 15 Register

Please join AICGS on Monday, December 15, 2014, for its Third Annual Symposium in New York City, immediately prior to the Global Leadership Award Dinner. This Symposium will explore Germany and America’s roles in shaping the emerging global order and discuss new avenues for transatlantic cooperation.

AICGS Notizen Daily: July 14, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

AICGS Notizen Daily: July 9, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

AICGS Notizen Daily: July 7, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

AICGS Notizen Daily: July 2, 2014

A snapshot of “the Latest in German-American Relations,” this aggregate of major news and analysis across all issue areas will appears on the AICGS Notizen Blog at mid-day (EST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Muslims in Germany: A Post-Crisis Update

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The rise of anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe has been one of the most of worrying trends in the wake of the euro crisis. Surprising gains by far-right and far-left parties in the recent European Union parliamentary elections pose a fundamental challenge to Europe’s identity. If “anti-immigration” policies become part of the political… Read more >

The Future Role of NATO: Reinventing the Alliance?

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The discussion of the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the current international system is as old as the end of the Cold War–by now nearly 25 years. Much of this debate centers around the question of whether NATO has outlived its usefulness. Following the classic formulation of Lord… Read more >