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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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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

Issue Brief 50 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 …

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 …

Through a New Prism

This new report from the Atlantic Council focuses on young people in Germany and the United States, the “Next Generation.” The report analyzes traditional themes in German-American relations as well …

A Harsh Reality

With recent headlines decrying poor treatment of refugees—from the Rohingya in South Asia to African migrants in the Mediterranean—the issue of human rights and the aid that these destitute people …

The BND Scandal

As reports emerge about the cooperation between Germany’s intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), and the U.S.’ National Security Agency (NSA), the German government is coming under increasing pressure from the …