In early March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Japan, her first trip to the country in seven years. She met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss climate change, terrorism, and free trade ahead of this summer’s G-7 economic summit. She mostly followed the anticipated script, including innocuous photo ops at stopovers like the National …Read More

DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies Politics and International Relations Every year, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) awards the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies in recognition of exceptional work in one of the Institute’s three major areas of research: Foreign & Domestic Policy …Read More

Amid the continuing saga of the NSA affair—spanning from the German debate about privacy and security to the USA Freedom Act—there is now another set of perspectives on the impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations of surveillance activities by U.S. intelligence agencies. Ronald Goldfarb has delivered a set of essays in the edited volume After Snowden: …Read More

AICGS is pleased to welcome John A. Hayes to our Board of Trustees.  Mr. Hayes has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ball Corporation since January 26, 2011, and previously served in several executive positions at Ball Corporation. From April 1993 to February 1999, he served as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate Finance at Lehman …Read More

AICGS is pleased to announce that Professor Gale A. Mattox, Director of the Foreign and Domestic Policy Program at AICGS and Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy, recently received the International Studies Association (ISA) Susan S. Northcutt 2015 Award for “outstanding contributions to the discipline of international studies, and for her consistent efforts …Read More

Elected in December 2014 to serve on the AICGS Board of Trustees, Carlo Kölzer is the CEO of 360T Trading Networks. He is a founding partner of the company and a member of the executive board. His areas of expertise are Capital Markets notably Global Markets, Global Equities, Trading, Sales, Risk Control and Financial Accounting. …Read More

Elected in December 2014 to serve on the AICGS Board of Trustees, Jeffrey Aronson co-founded Centerbridge Partners L.P. in 2005 and serves as its Managing Principal. Centerbridge Partners is a private investment firm focused on private equity, distressed securities and credit investments. Mr. Aronson has been an active investor in distressed securities for more than …Read More

AICGS Business & Economics Program Director Alexander Privitera is quoted in the foreign policy article “A Family Comparison Jeb Bush May Welcome” published by Bloomberg on May 21, 2015. As Jeb Bush tries to turn the page on Iraq, he’ll be inviting comparisons to another chapter of the family’s foreign policy legacy when he kicks …Read More

Dear friends, We have enjoyed your warm support over the years through donations and gifts. Now we would like to remind you there’s more ways to give. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to American Institute for Contemporary German Studies John Hopkins University. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1309525 and support …Read More

Eugene Ludwig, the founder and chief executive officer of Promontory Financial Group, is a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading financial companies. Mr. Ludwig is a business leader and expert on banking regulation, risk management, and fiscal policy who founded Promontory in 2001. Before founding Promontory, Gene was vice chairman and senior control …Read More

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