In 2016, voters on both sides of the Atlantic rocked some of the foundational assumptions about transatlantic relations. Populist electoral revolts in Europe and the United States have amounted to hitting the “pause” button on a number of initiatives while the dust settles; among them, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). However, as we …Read More

Panel Discussion at the German Historical Institute. Speakers: Kathleen Canning (University of Michigan), Rüdiger Graf (Center for Contemporary History Potsdam), Donna Harsch (Carnegie Mellon University), and Dirk Schumann (University of Göttingen), and moderated by David Clay Large (University of San Francisco/University of California, Berkeley) This panel will bring together Weimar historians to address the history …Read More

Privatization of security services is growing in both the United States and Germany. Although the two countries share a similar trend, there are some diverging approaches to the field of security. In some instances, like personal protection or cash and valuable transport, we see gradual disparities or differences in scale or scope. But in others …Read More

The next G20 summit will take place in Hamburg on July 7-8, 2017. As part of the G20’s outreach process, the B20 is the official business dialogue of the G20, representing the entire G20 business community. Together, the leading German business associations BDI (Federation of German Industries), DIHK (Association of German Chambers of Industry and …Read More

Transatlantic relations face turbulent times, as do international relations in general. Uncertainty is on both sides of the Atlantic. On the European side, we see the so-called “polycrisis,” a juxtaposition of several crises at the same time, profoundly challenging Europe and European integration. On the other side of the Atlantic, the election of Donald Trump …Read More

The second meeting of the AICGS Geoeconomics Strategy Group focused on “Trade Policy: Is the Best Defense Still a Good Offense?” The new U.S. administration’s emphasis on trade defense—stepping up enforcement mechanisms to ensure that countries or companies that violate trade laws are held accountable for their actions—is an important feature of international economic engagement. …Read More

Is populism reshaping the political arena? Will political uncertainty hamper economic growth? How can civil society play a role in the changing international environment? Can the transatlantic partners build a coherent approach to Russia, to cybersecurity, to humanitarian crises? These and other questions have been the topic of discussion for participants in AICGS’ program “A …Read More

The Southeast region of the United States has a strong manufacturing industry and a growing immigrant population. The region is also home to about 300 German companies that have brought their traditions of apprenticeship and training programs with them. Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city, has become an emerging immigrant gateway, with its foreign-born population having …Read More

The eight participants of the Society, Culture & Politics Program group will come together for their second virtual meeting on February 24, 2017. The purpose of the second virtual meeting is to identify 5-10 policy recommendations that address or solve the issues of concern that have been discussed so far under the topic Civil Society, Conflict Resolution …Read More

The Strategy Group is part of the larger Geoeconomics Project that AICGS has launched this month in order to help shape transatlantic policy development on the role of international economic engagement as a new U.S. President takes office and Germany exercises the Presidency of the G20. You can find more information about the project here. …Read More

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