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Society

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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Religion and Politics: The European Debate

Issue Brief 15 The number of books, conferences, and media programs focusing on the resurgence of religion in domestic and international politics is an indicator of how important this issue …

Disturbing Fundamentalism

Issue Brief 13 The story of religion in the modern world is the story of failed predictions. From Marx to Comte to Freud, many of the West’s most influential thinkers …

Women and Entrepreneurship in Germany

Issue Brief 12 The great Austrian economist, Joseph Schumpeter, argued that it is entrepreneurs, or ‘wild spirits,’ who inspire innovation and technological change in a nation. Schumpeter coined the German …

The “Religion” Debates: What Are We Talking About?

Issue Brief 10 Debates about the interaction of religion, faith, and politics have dominated public discourse in the United States and Europe over the past several years… Download Publication

Confronting Religious Diversity in Germany and the United States

Issue Brief 9 In September 2001, less than ten days after the terrorist attacks on Washington, DC and New York, a Public Service Announcement (PSA) began running nationwide on U.S. …

German and American Perspectives on Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East Conflict

German-American Issues 6 Perhaps there is no issue today that better reminds us of the link between culture and politics than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East. Our decision …

The Media, Perceptions, and Policy in German-American Relations

Policy Report 20 Differences over the Iraq war led to unprecedented levels of tension in the German-American and transatlantic relationships. The intensity of the division was reflected in the news …

The Media-Public Opinion-Policy Nexus in German-American Relations

German-American Issues 5 The starkly different media images and rhetoric that appeared in German and American news outlets during the Iraq conflict reflected the degree of political tension between the …

Understanding the “God Gap”: Religion, Politics, and Policy in the United States and Germany

German-American Issues 4 In foreign and domestic policy, the United States and Germany would appear to be drifting further apart. Despite their continuing economic interdependence, the rancorous transatlantic policy debates …

Clashing Worlds and Images: Media and Politics in the United States and Germany

Issue Brief 1 Over the last two years the German-American relationship has been rocked by some of the most tumultuous and emotional conflicts in over five decades—the 2002 German elections …

Networks, Knowledge, and Exchange: Building a New Generation of Transatlantic Leaders

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Shifting Values and Changing Interests: The Future of German-American Relations

German-American Issues 3 During the past two years, there has been an argument across the Atlantic about arguments. Are our recent troubles cyclical or are they harbingers of a deeper …