On December 10, 2009, AICGS hosted a lecture by DAAD/AICGS Fellow Kirstin Janssen-Holldiek. Her presentation focused on the cooperation between Germany and the United States on the fight against terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11 as well as with regard to the International Criminal Court. The fight against terrorism and the International Criminal Court share …Read More

On December 7, 2009, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) together with the Brandenburgisches Institut für Gesellschaft und Sicherheit (BIGS) held a conference on “Terrorism in the Transatlantic Context: Cultural and Economic Implications and Solutions.” The first and second panels analyzed the connection between culture and terrorism. The third panel examined the financing …Read More

On November 12, 2009, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) held a workshop in Washington, DC, on “Innovation and Science & Technology Policies in a Post Crisis World – A Transatlantic Perspective,” which was made possible through the generous support of AICGS’ Business & …Read More

Please join the Deutsches Haus and AICGS for a lecture with Johann Legner, deputy chief editor for the Lausitzer Rundschau, and Linda Teuteberg, Member of the State Parliament of Brandenburg, on “United Germany Today: Clearly Western, Still Divided, or Still Searching?” The discussion will take place on Thursday, November 5, 2009, at 12:00pm in the …Read More

On Wednesday, November 4, 2009, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) hosted a conference on “1989-2009: Germany and Transatlantic Relations 20 Years after the Berlin Wall.” The conference is part of AICGS’ larger project on “60 Years Federal Republic of Germany: Rebuilt, Reunified, Revitalized?” and was generously funded by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesregierung …Read More

On October 8, 2009, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) held a workshop in Washington, DC, on “A Model System Versus a Mediocre System? A Comparison of Muslim Immigration and Integration in the U.S. and Germany,” which was made possible through the generous support of the Robert Bosch Foundation. The event was part …Read More

On October 5, 2009, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) held a conference in Washington, DC, on “The German Elections – A Party System for the Future?” The event was generously supported by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesregierung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie …Read More

On September 24, 2009, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) and the German Historical Institute (GHI) organized a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on “A Culture in Decline: Politics, Economy, and Social Life in East Germany.” Following the discussion, the participants had the opportunity to view artist Tom Block’s work “Broken Berlin Wall,” …Read More

On August 26, 2009, AICGS hosted a lecture by DAAD/AICGS Fellow Dr. Ann Keller-Lally. Her presentation discussed the current situation of immigrants in the United States and Germany, focusing particularly on the issue of integrating immigrant children in both countries’ compulsory education systems. The need for successful integration arises from the fact that both the …Read More

Germany faces a series of local, state, European, and federal elections in 2009 that will test the ability of a new six-party system to produce a strong and stable government. This conference examined the potential outcomes of these elections, their impact on foreign policy, and the implications for U.S.-German relations. Panel 1: The Party Landscape …Read More

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