On November 5, 2015, AICGS presented its annual Global Leadership Award to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, for his leadership in and contribution to German-American relations. In his remarks, Dr. Zetsche drew from his experiences in Turkey, the United States, and through German unification to remark on the challenges facing both countries today, including the migration crisis and workforce training, offering his unique perspective on the state and future of the German-American relationship.

Click here to read his speech.