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Anti-Corruption in Germany

Germany has traditionally been seen as a country where corruption is under control. This was further supported when Transparency International (TI), the largest and most prominent anti-corruption NGO, published its …

Higher Education in the United States and Germany

In 2014, Lower Saxony became the last German state to completely waive tuition fees for all students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This move comes at a time when …

DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies

DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies Politics and International Relations Every year, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) awards the DAAD Prize for Distinguished …

Building a Robust U.S. Work-based Education and Apprenticeship System at Scale:Can Lessons from Europe Help?

High youth unemployment in the United States and Europe is a result not only of sluggish growth, but also a skills mismatch—the new generation of workers lacks the skills that …

Business & Economics Program Director Alexander Privitera quoted in Bloomberg Article

AICGS Business & Economics Program Director Alexander Privitera is quoted in the foreign policy article “A Family Comparison Jeb Bush May Welcome” published by Bloomberg on May 21, 2015. As …

Macht in der Mitte: Die Neuen Aufgaben Deutschlands in Europa

  In light of key challenges that lie ahead for the European Union (EU) as a political and economic entity, Germany’s role as a central power has become increasingly crucial for the cohesion of the EU. In …

The Tattered German-American Relationship Needs the USA FREEDOM Act…More for What It Doesn’t Do than for What It Does

Congress is debating the USA FREEDOM Act in the next days. The House approved Representative Jim Sensenbrenner’s version of the law on Wednesday and the Senate is expected to vote …

Low Voter Turnout Does Not Distort Democracy

AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte sits down with heute.de to discuss the role of Bremen Mayor Jens Böhrnsen in the low voter turnout and explains why the new …

Britain No Longer Has National Parties

There is always a unique drama to an election night in Britain, but the events of Thursday, May 7 surprised even the most hardened of British election watchers (see here …

Elections and Expectations: Lessons for 2016

Fascination with the American presidency is a phenomenon around the world, and Germany is no exception. Indeed, it is particularly fixated on the process of choosing the next White House …