On June 8, 2009, AICGS and DAAD sponsored a discussion on German and U.S. domestic counterterrorism responses. Dr. Dorle Hellmuth, DAAD/AICGS Fellow, gave a presentation on the issue and Dr. Jackson Janes moderated the subsequent discussion. Most participants concurred with Dr. Hellmuth’s argument that German and U.S. domestic counterterrorism responses show similarities, and that both …Read More

On May 18, 2009, AICGS held a conference on “The 60th Anniversary of the Federal Republic of Germany: Its Founding Pillars Today,” generously supported by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesregierung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi), the Draeger Foundation, and Deutsche Lufthansa AG. The event …Read More

On Friday, May 15, 2009, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) hosted a public lecture on “New Uncertainties in the Post-Soviet Space: Economic Risks and Political Challenges for the U.S. and Europe,” with DAAD/AICGS Fellow Dr. Kai-Olaf Lang and Deutsche Bank/AICGS Fellow Dr. Thorsten Nestmann. The lecture was made possible by the generous …Read More

On May 11, 2009, AICGS hosted a lecture titled “German-American Feedback Processes in the Reform of Higher Education and Vocational Training,” generously funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The lecture, featuring DAAD/AICGS Fellow Dr. Justin J.W. Powell, brought together individuals and experts from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the influence that …Read More

On May 1, 2009, AICGS held a workshop on “Reconciliation or Resentment? Honoring the Past or Minimizing It in the Foreign Policies of Germany and Japan,” which was undertaken with the generous support of the Harry & Helen Gray Culture and Politics Program and the AICGS Society, Culture, & Politics Program. Bringing together an interdisciplinary …Read More

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), together with the NRW School of Governance at the University Duisburg-Essen, organized a bilingual workshop on the U.S. and German elections on April 17, 2009, in Washington, DC. The workshop on “Mutual Expectations Between the United States and Germany 100 Days After Obama’s Inauguration” brought together German …Read More

Please join AICGS, the JHU Department of Economics, and the Center for Financial Economics for a discussion with Prof. Paul J.J. Welfens on “The International Banking Crisis and Institutional Reforms: German and Transatlantic Economic Perspectives” with comments by Prof. Caroline Fohlin. The discussion will take place on March 11, 2009 at 5pm in the Mason …Read More

Please join AICGS, the JHU Department of Economics, and the Center for Financial Economics for a discussion with Prof. Paul J.J. Welfens on “The International Banking Crisis and Institutional Reforms: German and Transatlantic Economic Perspectives” with comments by Prof. Caroline Fohlin. The discussion will take place on March 11, 2009 at 5pm in the Mason …Read More

On February 17, 2009, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), in conjunction with the German American Business Council and with the generous support of the Elfriede Dräger Memorial Foundation, hosted an off-the-record discussion on “Change in Political Communication and the Implications for Democracy” in Washington, DC. The speakers examined the impact of new …Read More

Immediately following the conference on “Skills & Industry: A New American Model” with representatives from Alcoa, Dow, and Siemens, AICGS hosted the panelists along with the Transatlantic Dialogue participants to a dinner sponsored by Alcoa. It was an opportunity to continue the discussion of the previous event and look forward to the Dialogue the following day. Participants represented industry, government, labor unions, and other non-profit sectors from Germany and the U.S.

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