Foreign & Domestic Policy Program
Explores the factors shaping important foreign and domestic policy debates in the United States, Germany, and Europe as they pertain to German-American relations. The Foreign & Domestic Policy Program includes analysis of International Security Issues concentrating on projects assessing risk in transatlantic relations, including risk identification, risk management, and risk communication. The program attempts to gain insight into appropriate reactions and responses to a variety of transatlantic challenges, including financial, security and defense, climate, immigration, and terrorism. Under the topic Energy and Climate Policy it examines European energy security and energy strategies for the future.
Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz is Co-Director on ‘Material Flows and Resource Management’ at the Wuppertal Institute (WI) in Germany, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Economist by training, Raimund has twenty years plus experience in research on environmental and resource economics, raw material conflicts, sustainability, resource efficiency,… Read more >
Dr. Ray Hebestreit will be a NRW School of Governance/AICGS Fellow from October to December 2012. His research at AICGS focuses on discursive civic participation procedures in the USA. During the last several years, especially in Germany, a trend has emerged toward more direct civic participation in the political process. In addition to formal… Read more >
Tim Büthe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University and Senior Fellow of the Duke Rethinking Regulation Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Mr. Büthe received the 2012 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies. This award was presented to Professor Büthe… Read more >
Svenja Post was a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from September until November 2012. Her research at AICGS focused on the so called ‘Comprehensive Approach’ in international conflict management and examines steps taken by the EU and U.S. to improve their conflict management coherence (Project working title: The Comprehensive Approach in Euro-Atlantic Security –… Read more >
Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf joined AICGS as a DAAD/AICGS Fellow in September and October 2012. His research focuses on U.S.-EU cooperation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since the 1990’s, transatlantic cooperation in Bosnia has often been ambiguous: While cooperation has been strong in the areas of security and defense, at times there have been… Read more >
Mr. Tobias Hecht was a DAAD/AICGS Fellow from August to October 2012. His research focuses on the U.S. position on NATO enlargement. He looks at how the strategic rationale of the U.S. has changed and explores the implications of the enlargement policy for NATO as an institution. His research project encompasses the… Read more >
Ms. Künzel is an AICGS Visiting Fellow in May 2012 working on a project entitled, ‘‘The support for the USA by the EU member states in the Iraq crisis 2003,” an analysis of comparative foreign and security policy. After September 11, 2001, when ‘‘rogue nations“ like Iraq came into the focus of… Read more >
Dr. Dirk Göpffarth will be a DAAD/AICGS fellow from March until May 2012. His research compares the approaches in Germany and the United States in achieving accessibility, affordability, and quality of health care through financial arrangements. With the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. is implementing a similar regulatory framework as in the… Read more >
Mr. Alexander Wolf will be a DAAD/AICGS Fellow in March and April 2012. His research project explores the implications China’s rise has for the transatlantic relationship. From 2005 to 2009 Mr. Wolf studied Political Sciences, Public Law, and Political Economy at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, where he earned the degree of Dipl. Sc. Pol. Univ. in… Read more >
NRW School of Governace, 2009.
Topic: “Governmental Communication Strategies: Comparing the U.S. and Germany”