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

The American Council on Germany (ACG) and AICGS were pleased to host a breakfast discussion as part of the 2017 Munich Security Conference with Dr. Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Bundestag’s Foreign Relations Committee, and General David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA.  The off-the-record discussion touched on the challenges confronting the German-American relationship in …Read More

The participants of the Foreign & Domestic Policy group came together for their second virtual meeting on January 31, 2017. The aim of the meeting was to identify 5-10 policy recommendations that address or solve the issues of concern that have been discussed so far. The points raised during the discussion focused on a couple …Read More

The eight participants of the Business & Economics Program group came together for a second virtual meeting on January 26, 2017. The discussion focused on future challenges for the American and European economies under the new U.S. administration. Among the issues the group confronted was the question of what an “America First” approach means to …Read More

On December 8, 2016, AICGS hosted a seminar on “Transatlantic Relations in a Changing World Order: U.S. and European Responses to China’s Rise in Africa” with DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow Dr. Anna Stahl. Her presentation focused on the EU’s and the United States’ reaction to China’s increased influence as an actor in Africa. China has gained …Read More

On behalf of The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Jacques Brand, Senior Partner, PJT Partners, Chairman, AICGS, and Jackson Janes, President, AICGS, cordially invite you to attend and support the 22nd annual Global Leadership Award Dinner Honoree  •  Sponsors •  Honorary Co-Chairs  •  FAQ Honoring Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler-Thumann GESELLSCHAFTERIN/PARTNER, INA-HOLDING SCHAEFFLER GMBH & CO. KG Date: Location: Attire: …Read More

Following the U.S. presidential election on November 8, the debates over economic and foreign policy issues in the U.S. will reverberate well beyond the United States. Several key issues and questions are at stake for the U.S. and Germany, including shared challenges across the Atlantic: terrorist threats, the turbulence in the Middle East, and the …Read More

On November 3, 2016, AICGS hosted a seminar on “Governing Global Financial Markets after the Crisis of 2007-2009” with DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow Vincent Dreher. He focused on the international regulatory initiative to govern global financial markets after the crisis of 2007-09, which was comparable in scale and severity to the crisis preceding the Great Depression …Read More

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