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Our societies are changing on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to demographic change, immigration and integration, and regional differences—among other factors. Greater understanding about our cultures, an open exchange about emerging issues, and fostering dialogue between different groups can help German and American societies build stronger internal and external connections and awareness.
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2016 DAAD Prize in German and European Studies to be Awarded to Dr. Yasemin Yildiz, UCLA

Congratulations to Dr. Yasemin Yildiz of UCLA, the recipient of the 2016 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies for her outstanding academic work in the Humanities. Yasemin …

U.S. Students Are Attending German Universities In Increasing Numbers

  During his 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders’ call to make tuition at public institutions free for all students hit a nerve among his (mainly young) …

What a Trump Win Would Mean for the European Economy

On November 8, 2016, Americans will decide whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be the president of Europe’s most important trade and investment partner. In 2015, 20 percent of …

Mending Fences Online: The United States, Germany, and the Need for a Common Cyber Agenda

Stating the obvious, namely defining the forthcoming U.S. election as historic, trailblazing, and of global relevance, still seems to understate the interest America’s allies have taken in the heated presidential …

Transatlantic Politics: When Uncertainty Becomes the New Normal

Distinguishing between risk and uncertainty—two concepts dating back to economist Frank Knight (1921)—has become popular in financial policy analyses in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2007-09. Risk …

October 3, 2016: Remembering and Renewing

In the months and weeks before the Berlin Wall fell twenty-seven years ago, there were moments of fear and anxiety in the streets of East German cities—and there were moments …

Millennials and Germany’s New Security Policy

In recent years, profound changes in the European security environment have sparked vigorous debate in Germany on how best to respond, calling into question the status quo of the country’s …

Meet the 2016 Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellows

AICGS is pleased to welcome three Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellows this summer. Yeon Jeong Gu, Nina Janz, and Ivo Plšek will conduct their research on the topic of …

A Transatlantic Perspective: Welcoming Cities and the Policy and Practice of Refugee and Immigrant Integration

Issue Brief 54 This Issue Brief is the result of an AICGS conference held in cooperation with Welcoming America and the Urban Institute in Washington, DC in May 2016 entitled …

No Place to Stay? Discrimination Patterns in the German and American Rental Housing Markets

Things have changed. While for a long time German politicians have tried to define Germany as a ‘non-immigration country,‘ it is now one of the countries receiving the most migration …

Immigration, Integration, and a New Transatlantic Generation: Sharing Experiences from Young Minorities in the U.S. and Germany

German-American Issues 19 AICGS is pleased to present two essays from the inaugural round of the AICGS New Transatlantic Exchange Program: Giving Voice to Diversity. This innovative program establishes new …

Facing Immigrant Integration Challenges in German and U.S. Cities

Conflicts around the globe—especially those in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia—are forcing millions to leave their homes in search of a safer, productive life in a new community. The United …