Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman is currently the Harry & Helen Gray Senior Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where she has recently published a book entitled “Germany’s Foreign Policy of Reconciliation: From Enmity to Amity” (Rowman & Littlefield). She also directs the Institute’s Society, Culture & Politics Program. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT.

From 1978 until 1991, Dr. Gardner Feldman was a professor of political science (tenured) at Tufts University in Boston. She was also a Research Associate at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, where she chaired the German Study Group and edited German Politics and Society; and a Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs, where she chaired the Seminar on the European Community and undertook research in the University Consortium for Research on North America. From 1990 until 1995, Dr. Gardner Feldman was the first Research Director of AICGS and its Co-director in 1995. From 1995 until 1999, she was a Senior Scholar in Residence at the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University. She returned to Johns Hopkins University in 1999.

Dr. Gardner Feldman has published widely in the U.S. and Europe on German foreign policy, German-Jewish relations, international reconciliation, non-state entities as foreign policy players, and the EU as an international actor. Her work on Germany’s foreign policy of reconciliation has led to lecture tours in Japan and South Korea.

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Selected Publications:

“The Role of History in Germany’s Foreign Policy of Reconciliation: Principle and Practice,” in Opening Historical Reconciliation in East Asia through the Historical Dialogue, Proceedings of the First International Forum on Historical Reconciliation in East Asia (Seoul: Northeast Asian History Foundation, 2009)

“German-Polish Reconciliation in Comparative Perspective: Lessons for Japan?” The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, April 2010.

Recent Essays