AICGS’ conference on March 13, 2015 on “Transatlantic Approaches to Employment, Education, and Training” brought together a group of experts from Germany, the UK, France, and across the U.S. The day was divided into three panels and a keynote, and included moderated discussions with the audience. The conference concluded a year-long project that examined apprenticeship …Read More

On March 11, 2015, AICGS hosted a small luncheon with Member of the German Bundestag Alexander Radwan. Mr. Radwan is a member of the Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU, and is on the Bundestag’s Finance Committee. The luncheon discussion focused on the ongoing efforts to address the Greek challenges …Read More

As apprenticeship training in Germany is expanding away from the traditional upper-secondary level and moving toward the post-secondary level, where its core location is in the U.S., it can be argued that the American and German systems are becoming more similar while retaining distinct comparative advantages. During the seminar “New Pathways for Advanced Work-Based Education,” …Read More

AICGS was pleased to host a private breakfast discussion with a special guest, Dr. Andreas Dombret, member of the Executive Board of the Bundesbank. The discussion focused on the current situation in the euro area. More specifically, he addressed the ongoing efforts to overhaul the banking sector in the monetary union and highlight how the new Single Supervisory Mechanism …Read More

 Click here to view the conference agenda. Panel I: The Future of Energy in a Post-Carbon Society During the first panel, David Livingston, an associate in the Carnegie Endowment’s Energy and Climate Program, addressed the challenges faced by Germany (and the EU more broadly) and the U.S. in their efforts to deal with increasing fuel …Read More

Please join us on Thursday, February 19, for a workshop where we will focus on the strength and vulnerabilities of the German economy in the European context and on the potential impact of the European Central Bank’s expanded program of asset purchases on lending and growth in the euro area. The first presentation will explore …Read More

The February meeting of “Learn & Earn: A Young Leaders’ Group for the Development of the U.S. Workforce” featured Jamell Thrower, Program Manager at the DC Department of Employment Services’ Office of Apprenticeship Information & Training, who was accompanied by a current apprentice. The discussion focused on the practical implementation of apprenticeship programs at the …Read More

On January 28, 2015, AICGS hosted a seminar on “Germany’s Declining Population: No End in Sight?” with scholars Dr. Steven Kramer and Stefanie Wahl. In most of the developed world, birth rates have been declining. However, Germany is an example of a Western country experiencing low birth rates in the extreme. Based on his recently …Read More

On January 22, 2015, AICGS hosted Dr. Charles Kupchan, the Director of European Affairs at the National Security Council, for a roundtable discussion. Moderated by Dr. Jackson Janes, President of AICGS, the discussion focused on major current events, including Germany’s role as a European and global player, the current state of the European Union and …Read More

AICGS is pleased to welcome guest speakers Markus Grübel, State Secretary in the German Ministry of Defense and Jürgen Hardt, Member of Parliament and Coordinator for Transatlantic Relations in the Foreign Office  for a discussion on January 20, 2015. The conversation will be focused on the current responses of NATO to developments in Ukraine as well …Read More

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