Focuses on how cultural beliefs and values, evolving interpretations of historical experiences, and shifting conceptions of national identity all shape perspectives and policy responses in the German-American dialogue. The Society, Culture & Politics Program, under the direction of Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, is currently examining the topic of Reconciliation in Europe and Asia. AICGS looks to Germany for lessons for Japan’s international reconciliation in Northeast Asia. The Program also addresses issues of Immigration and Integration, particularly with reference to minority groups in Germany and the U.S. and their political and societal opportunities and challenges. In its New Political Generations emphasis, the Program centers on the values, identities, priorities, and new technological means that activate the political involvement of young Germans and Americans, and the consequences of their engagement for the future of German-American relations.

Civil society organizations need to be more diverse in order to assume their pivotal role in transatlantic relations, especially in the current period of mutual alienation. In the past, dynamic civil society relations between two countries have already proven themselves to be crucial, not only for society as a whole, but more specifically on a …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics US rejects China’s bid for ‘market economy’ status (Wall Street Journal) Euro zone reform: Weak or not, Berlin can still say ‘Nein’ (Handelsblatt) As OPEC extends output cuts, Asia turns to North America for more oil (Reuters) Foreign and Domestic Policy US …Read More

Since accusations of sexual assault and harassment by prominent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have surfaced, different segments of society, both in the U.S. and Germany, have had to grapple with the issue of power imbalance and abuse. New and disturbing revelations about prominent public figures and celebrities are surfacing daily, revealing that many women (and …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics The myth about NAFTA and jobs (Foreign Affairs) German, Italian growth add fuel to Eurozone recovery (The Wall Street Journal) Novel cancer treatment leads Bayer to US firm (Handelsblatt) Wind-turbine industry struggles with foreign competition and falling subsidies (Handelsblatt) Foreign and Domestic …Read More

The first conference of “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement” engages young Americans and Germans in discussions of current issues of concern for the transatlantic relationship. Young leaders in the fields of foreign and domestic policy; society, culture, and politics; and economics will come together to address challenges facing the …Read More

We should learn from this story of the Shanghai Jews. But we haven’t learned.

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics “We’re engaged”: Alaska gets Chinese backing for natural gas project (Reuters) A proposal for the Eurozone: Franco-German bonds (Politico) Carmakers will face watered down EU targets to cut CO2 emissions (Handelsblatt) Every country is a tax haven (The Atlantic) Foreign and Domestic …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics The limits of Russian sanctions (Handelsblatt) Visegrad cools on Europe and each other (Politico) The Bitcoin bubble (The Economist) Weakened NAFTA, WTO would pave way for conflict (The Wall Street Journal) Foreign and Domestic Policy EU silence over Catalan leader’s call for …Read More

For most of the past 70 years, Germans and Americans have found themselves largely on the same side of issues related to Eastern Europe and Russia.  During the Cold War that followed immediately after the Allied victory in World War II, Germans were gradually brought into the various formal institutions of the Western political/economic/military alliance, …Read More

Although for more than 70 years common values were invoked to keep the transatlantic partnership together, now is the time to assert shared U.S.-German interests.

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