The millennial generation in Europe and the United States has come of age in a rapidly changing global environment. While some characterize this generation as narcissistic and self-entitled, others argue that these “digital natives” are intensely engaged in an increasingly diverse, connected world. It is important to expand the transatlantic dialogue by incorporating the perspectives of millennials and young minorities as they develop their own solutions to emerging global challenges.

How can we explain the idea that the September 11 attacks generated a new generation in Germany? We know that there is a 9/11 generation in the United States. They are characterized by a willingness to serve in the military, homeland security, and the intelligence services. This is unlike the Vietnam generation. We also know …Read More

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow Dr. Daniela Schiek’s presentation on March 27, 2014, dealt with her findings after researching what she calls the “9/11 Generation” and how that event shaped our foreign policy for over a decade, triggered two wars, and, to varying extents, had a personal effect on most Americans.

Remarking first that the new political generation is narrowing the right-left divide, Eric Langenbacher of Georgetown University provides a detailed analysis of the September 22 German election and places special emphasis on both Millennials and the center-right. This speech was presented at the recent event “Values, Challenges, and Opportunities for a New Political Generation,” and …Read More

Between September and October 2013, Dr. Antje Nötzold was a DAAD Research Fellow at AICGS. During her fellowship, Dr. Nötzold analyzed external influences on states’ decision to acquire nuclear weapons. This includes preferential approaches of interference and incentives, based on assumed motives and nuclear decision-making in states. Because political instruments are designed to address these assumed …Read More

Dr. Rana Deep Islam works as a Business Development Executive in the Government and Public Sector for Germany, Switzerland, and Austria at EY, one of the largest professional services firms. Prior to joining EY he worked as a campaign manager for the SPD’s chancellor candidate Martin Schulz during his campaign in the run-up to the …Read More

Joyce Marie Mushaben is a Professor of Comparative Politics, a Research Fellow in the Center for International Studies, and former Director of the Institute for Women’s & Gender Studies (2002-2005). Fluent in German, her teaching centers on comparative public policy, European politics, women’s leadership, citizenship, immigration and globalization. Her research covers new social movements, youth protest, …Read More

Bernhard Maleck has been teaching at IES Abroad Berlin since 1995. Previously, he has taught at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Johns Hopkins University, and was the recipient of a Fellowship for research at the John F. Kennedy Institute of North American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. He also served as Academic Advisor for …Read More

Steve Szabo

Dr. Stephen F. Szabo is a Senior Fellow at AICGS, where he focuses on German foreign and security policies and the new German role in Europe and beyond. Until June 1, he was the Executive Director of the Transatlantic Academy, a Washington, DC, based forum for research and dialogue between scholars, policy experts, and authors …Read More

Alexander Ritzmann is the Senior Adviser MENA-Region (Middle East/North Africa) for the  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Cairo, Egypt. Before that, Ritzmann was a Senior Policy Advisor with the “European Foundation for Democracy” in Brussels and a Research Fellow with the “Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security” in Potsdam.  He specializes in Democracy …Read More

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