A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation

Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement

About the Project

AICGS is pleased to announce a new project entitled “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement,” which engages young Americans and Germans in discussions of global issues of concern for the transatlantic relationship. The 3-year project is funded by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi). A group of eight participants per program area and project year (July 1 – June 30) come together with AICGS project leaders during two virtual meetings (video conferences) and two conferences in Washington, DC. AICGS has identified one overarching theme in each of its program areas:

  • Foreign & Domestic Policy: the Transatlantic Partnership in the Global Order
  • Society, Culture & Politics: Civil Society, Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation
  • Business & Economics: Economic and Monetary Union and European Integration

During the course of the project year each program area convenes one group and holds two virtual meetings. The two conferences will bring all three groups together in a day-long, joint discussion followed by a day of site visits in Washington, DC. In addition, AICGS will feature several blogs by the participants on their topic of expertise; participants will identify policy recommendations to address or solve the issues of concern that will be presented at the final conference; and the project ends each year with a final publication and a briefing on the project results in Berlin with a few select participants as well as local experts in the areas of politics, economics, and the media.

Group Leaders:

  • Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, Senior Fellow and Director SCP Program, AICGS (Society, Culture, & Politics Program)
  • Dr. Jackson Janes, President AICGS (Foreign & Domestic Policy Program)
  • Elke Kallenbach, Minister Counselor, Head of Finance Section German Embassy (Business & Economics Program)

For questions about this project, please contact Susanne Dieper, Director of Programs and Grants, AICGS, at sdieper@aicgs.org.

This program is generously funded by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with Funds through the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
Additional support was provided by The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Blog

For most of the past 70 years, Germans and Americans have found themselves largely on the same side of issues related to Eastern Europe and Russia.  During the Cold War that followed immediately after the Allied victory in World War II, Germans were gradually brought into the various formal institutions of the Western political/economic/military alliance, …Read More

In 2012, the short documentary “Kony 2012” by the NGO Invisible Children created a social media blitz and massive public support for intervention against the warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda. Partially as a result of the public attention, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to support the African Union in a military intervention against Kony. …Read More

With the Eurozone emerging from years of economic crisis, the reform of the currency union is now in the limelight. After the “election year” in Europe, the reform momentum has increased with the election of a reform-minded centrist president in France whose ambitious reform proposals include a Eurozone budget and a Brussels-based finance minister. Even more importantly, …Read More

It is beyond doubt that transatlantic relations are not in their best condition, in particular traditional areas of cooperation such as trade or security and defense. There is no real alternative for this cooperation, so strengthening it should be in the interest of both sides of the Atlantic. However, given the unclear stance of the …Read More

In the 1980s British satire Yes, Prime Minister, when reeling at the cost of defense, the British prime minister asks wistfully whether they couldn’t just persuade the Americans to strengthen their forces instead. His aide advises against it, and against relying on European forces, who are just “all right… on weekdays, anyway.” From the British …Read More

With the digital transformation unfolding across the OECD’s wealthy democracies, all eyes are on California. The land of self-driving cars and artificial intelligence, California has captured the imaginations not just of consumers, but also of policymakers in the world’s most economically powerful countries. The future looks Californian. But while leaders in the United States, France, …Read More

Events

The first conference of “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement” engages young Americans and Germans in discussions of current issues of concern for the transatlantic relationship. Young leaders in the fields of foreign and domestic policy; society, culture, and politics; and economics will come together to address challenges facing the …Read More

AICGS is pleased to announce a new project entitled “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement,” which engages young Americans and Germans in discussions of global issues of concern for the transatlantic relationship. The 3-year project is funded by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) …Read More

AICGS is pleased to announce a new project entitled “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement,” which engages young Americans and Germans in discussions of global issues of concern for the transatlantic relationship. The 3-year project is funded by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) …Read More

The virtual meeting on September 26, 2017, brought together members of the Society, Culture & Politics group to discuss Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, and Reconciliation. The meeting is part of a larger project entitled “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement,” which engages young Americans and Germans in discussions of global …Read More

Publication

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2016-2017 Program

Please check out the 2016-2017 program details here.