After the past month of contention over the shortfall by the NATO European allies, and particularly Germany, on the now well-known NATO guideline to spend a “minimum of 2% of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on defense…[and] aim to move towards the 2% guideline within a decade with a view to meeting their NATO Capability …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Business and Economics Trump is right: euro has helped Germany become the China of Europe (Financial Times) Germany calls bankers to Frankfurt for Brexit move talks (Reuters) German business expectations fall as protectionism fears grow (The Wall Street Journal) German arms sales drop …Read More

New York, NY – AICGS proudly presented Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler-Thumann, Gesellschafterin/Partner, INA-Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co., KG with the 2016 Global Leadership Award at a gala dinner on November 17.  The award recognizing Ms. Schaeffler-Thumann’s enduring positive influence on the German-American partnership was presented in front of an audience of over 400 corporate leaders and policy …Read More

AICGS is pleased to welcome three Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellows this summer. Yeon Jeong Gu, Nina Janz, and Ivo Plšek will conduct their research on the topic of reconciliation in Europe and Asia. The fellows will present their research at a seminar on September 16, 2016.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) calls for DAAD Centers Conference in Washington in December as well as a year-long course of lectures and activities accompanying Master and Ph.D. studies in the field of European Studies, which includes travel fellowships to three meetings in Germany, Hungary and France. Please find the details of these opportunities …Read More

Timothy Snyder’s latest book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, presents exactly those two narratives. His review of how the Holocaust emerged and evolved has been and remains the subject not only of Snyder’s earlier work, but also of volumes of research, which will never run out of time or need. In his …Read More

At a moment in time when many are concerned about the rising wave of intolerance around the world, a conversation between Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz serves as a reminder that there is still a possibility to build bridges when it comes to religious conflicts. Their dialogue is primarily about Islam and its ability to …Read More

Become an AICGS Member today! Join AICGS as an Individual or Corporate Member before December 31 and receive a commemorative 2016 calendar celebrating the 25th anniversary of German Reunification.  Your donation enables AICGS to continue to provide original analyses of ongoing developments and trends in German-American relations. Become a Member

On November 5, 2015, AICGS presented its annual Global Leadership Award to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, for his leadership in and contribution to German-American relations. In his remarks, Dr. Zetsche drew from his experiences in Turkey, the United States, and through German unification …Read More

Marking the 25th anniversary of German unity, Ambassador John Emerson joins AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes to discuss a unified Germany’s new role in Europe and the world. The ambassador highlights Germany’s increasing willingness to lead in international affairs and stresses the need for the post-unity generation in Germany and the U.S. to strengthen German-U.S. …Read More

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