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Media Coverage of Chancellor Merkel Receiving Honorary Degree from JHU

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On July 15, 2021, German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) from Johns Hopkins University during her official visit to Washington, DC.

AICGS was proud to be part of the ceremony, with AICGS President Jeff Rathke providing the event’s closing remarks.


The event was widely covered by both English and German-speaking media, including:

English

POLITICO: Washington farewells Angela Merkel

DW News: Angela Merkel meets Joe Biden during final US visit–as it happened

Newsweek: What Happened During Angela Merkel’s Visit to the White House

German

Der Spiegel: Merkel spricht über Pläne nach Ende ihrer Amtszeit (Merkel discusses her plans after she leaves office)

Die Zeit: Joe Biden bezeichnet Angela Merkels Kanzlerschaft als “historisch” (Joe Biden describes Angela Merkel’s chancellorship as “historic”)

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Stille Genugtuung und dezente Pointen (Calm satisfaction and discreet punchlines)

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Merkel verabschiedet sich in Washington (Merkel says goodbye while in Washington)