The German-American youth exchange program on the theme “Immigration, Integration, and a New Transatlantic Generation.” is an innovative program which establishes new connections between communities that have grown principally from an immigration background, and addresses common challenges of immigration and integration, such as discrimination, employment, political and societal leadership, education, and international engagement. Project participants include …Read More

The final meeting of the AICGS Geoeconomics Strategy Group centered on the concept of “economic security” defined as the ability of a country to pursue national prosperity according to the values and principles it chooses. In an ideal world, publics in the United States, Germany, and other G20 countries would understand that achieving this goal …Read More

Speaker: Dr. Greg Anderson, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow 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 …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

On April 25, 2017, Dr. Johannes Rieckmann, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow in March and April 2017, presented his findings on his project “Privatization of Security Services: Comparing Approaches to Policing and Prisons across the Atlantic” in a seminar at AICGS. Various factors led to the increase in privatization in these services, which has occurred to different …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

On April 13, 2017, Dr. Wolfgang Muno, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow in March and April 2017, presented his research on President Trump’s foreign policy and the associated repercussions for transatlantic ties in a seminar at AICGS. Dr. Muno investigated the basis of and prospects for foreign policy under Donald Trump, with special focus on the realms …Read More

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies and the Representative for German Industry and Trade hosted a small, private luncheon on Wednesday, April 6th with Professor Dieter Kempf, the new President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Prof. Kempf was the Chairman of DATEV, one of Europe’s largest IT service providers, for the past …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

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