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Refugees in Germany

As Europe–and Germany in particular–copes with the influx of refugees from the Middle East and Africa, it is facing political and public resistance to its humanitarian efforts.  As this recent …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Zwischen Koran und Kafka: West-östliche Erkundungen

Those who can build effective bridges between Islam and the West are rare. Navid Kermani is one. He has a unique command of German literature which, combined with his Iranian …

Mitsubishi Apologizes to Wartime American and Chinese Forced Laborers

Corporate and business interests impact countries’ willingness to engage in reconciliation with their former enemies, as Dr. Martina Timmermann discusses in her 2014 Policy Report.  Recently, Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials Corp. …

Deutschland and the Democrats

“Countries like Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and many more are providing free or inexpensive higher education for their young people. They understand how important it is to be investing in their …

Merkel on Marriage

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in an historic 5-4 vote. After decades of activism and litigation, the …

AICGS’ New Transatlantic Exchange Program for Young Minorities

AICGS is pleased to announce the participants of its new Transatlantic Exchange Program. The program, which addresses the theme “Immigration, Integration, and a New Transatlantic Generation,” aims to establish new …

Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman Speaks at German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations Event in New York City

On June 30, 2015, the German Consulate General, together with Action Reconciliation Service for Peace and the Israeli Consulates General, hosted a conference celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations between …

Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman Speaks at German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations Event in Miami Beach

On July 1, 2015,  Action Reconciliation Service For Peace together with the American Jewish Committee, the Consulate General of Israel, and the German Consulate General, hosted a conference marking 50 …

Germany Has Lessons for the South

The recent public debate in the United States over displaying the Confederate flag in the South, particularly in government buildings and at public memorials, is an echo of the racism …

Global Cities in the New Global Landscape

What is the nature of power in the post-Cold War era? Can national governments retain their strength and authority in a globalized world? Or will cities and other local actors deal …

Other nations could learn from Germany’s efforts to reconcile after WWII

In early March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Japan, her first trip to the country in seven years. She met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss climate change, terrorism, …

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 …