AICGS President Jack Janes joined a panel of experts to discuss NSA surveillance in Germany and Europe  in a program titled “Paradies für US-Spione: Wie halfen Regierung und BND?” Find out more about the program here.

Elected in December 2014 to serve on the AICGS Board of Trustees, Ms. Julianne Smith is a Senior Vice President at Beacon Global Strategies LLC. Prior to joining Beacon, Ms. Smith served as the Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States from April 2012 to June 2013. Before her posting …Read More

Dear Friends of the transatlantic relations, Dear Friends of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, The U.S. Department of State has cut funding for the CBYX program by 50% for the 2015-2016 program year, and the future of the program’s existence is in danger. In order to guarantee that CBYX, one of the most prominent German-American exchange …Read More

As the new Greek government begins to reconcile its populist message with the harsh realities of governing, AICGS Business and Economics Director Alexander Privitera analyzes the implications for the euro. “Tsipras should have listened to the ECB president more carefully in recent weeks. Draghi made clear that given the junk status of Greek sovereign debt, …Read More

The Presidential Office in Germany is a unique product of German history. It is a curious mixture of past monarchies and postwar symbolism of the Federal Republic. The office seeks to be above the political fray but still very much capable of influencing it. Joachim Gauck is the eleventh such President —one of two who …Read More

Speaking at the UJA-Federation of New York’s recent Wall Street dinner, AICGS Board of Trustees Chairman and CEO of North America at Deutsche Bank Jacques Brand shared his story of growing up in New York City and emphasizes the importance of UJA for building a life in the United States.  

In recent times, the term “second life” relates to a web game in which people create characters of themselves. However, they often give themselves a new virtual identity, thereby creating a “second life.” In the game, an office worker can become a treasure hunter, or an IT specialist can be a robot. Indeed, the game …Read More

For Immediate Release December 15, 2014 Contact: Nicolas Iaquinto American Institute for Contemporary German Studies n…@aicgs.org 2014 DAAD Prize in German and European Studies to be awarded to Dr. Stephen J. Silvia, American University. Congratulations to Dr. Stephen J. Silvia of American University, the recipient of the 2014 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German …Read More

For Immediate Release December 15, 2014 Contact: Nicolas Iaquinto American Institute for Contemporary German Studies n…@aicgs.org Michael Diekmann to Receive the 2014 Global Leadership Award from the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies Michael Diekmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (CEO), will receive the 2014 Global Leadership Award from the American …Read More

On December 11, 2014, AICGS and the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) hosted a roundtable discussion led by Dr. Tim Stuchtey, BIGS Executive Director, on “Civil Security and the Private Security Industry in Germany.” In recent years, questions of civil security have become increasingly prominent on the economic and political agenda of Germany. …Read More

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