Dan Plesch’s new book, Human Rights after Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes, sheds light on the existence of a little-known agency founded amid the atrocities of World War II: the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC). Predating Nuremberg, the Rwandan tribunals, and Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court, the UNWCC identified, …Read More

AICGS is pleased to welcome Professor Paul Welfens, Chair in Macroeconomics and Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Wuppertal and president of the EIIW European Institute for International Economic Relations, to discuss his recent book: An Accidental Brexit: New EU and Transatlantic Economic Perspectives.

Reconciliation processes in Asia face a number of challenges at the official level. However, at the level of civil society some progress is being made. The seminar will look at NGOs’ activities in Japan-Korea relations and at art in Japan-Vietnam relations to assess the potential for reconciliation today. In this seminar, Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS …Read More

Andreas Kluth, Editor-in-Chief of Handelsblatt Global, provided a Berlin insider’s view of the key transatlantic and European economic issues at stake in the German elections – from a Franco-German meeting of the minds on Eurozone reform, to TTIP redux, to the politics of the German trade surplus. Andreas Kluth became editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt Global in …Read More

Communities around the world are mobilizing urban social movements against rising inequality and economic hardship in order to transform local neighborhoods, urban planning practices, and city policies. Minority and immigrant communities and their mobilizations play a pivotal role challenging the ongoing nationalist political shifts to the right in the United States and Germany, which have …Read More

The genocide of the Herero and Nama, committed between 1904 and 1908 under German colonial rule in today’s Namibia, is considered the first genocide of the 20th century. Over the past decades and especially since the commemoration of the 100 years of the genocide in 2004, when the German government refused to recognize the crimes …Read More

In anticipation of the German elections on September 24, AICGS hosted a group of experts from the NRW School of Governance at the University of Duisburg-Essen to discuss the issues and influences which will shape the electoral race over the coming weeks. Led by Prof Karl Korte, we welcomed four additional experts from his team …Read More

Migration has become a hot-button issue on both sides of the Atlantic. Immigration without proper documentation in the United States and the deportation of those denied asylum in Germany have led to the detention of numerous individuals. To cope with the increasing volume, prison systems have resorted to partially, and in the U.S., fully, private …Read More

The AICGS project “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. The project participants are young leaders in a variety of fields who have been working together for several months in three groups representing the AICGS …Read More

In the face of growing challenges to an open, rules-based global economic order, there is a need to identify new ideas and narratives about the importance of international economic engagement for the United States, Germany, and the European Union. Ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg in July under the current German presidency, AICGS will …Read More

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