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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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A Bundestag of Color?

An Intersectional Analysis of Diversity in the German Parliament Equality is the cornerstone of a democracy. Research on gender, sexuality, and ethnicity/race in politics demonstrates that diversity improves the quality …

Episode 45: Democracy as the Victor in Germany’s Federal Election

The September 26 German federal election marked a notable decline of the traditional big-tent parties (Volksparteien) and significant gains by the Green Party and the liberal Free Democratic Party, who …

Martin Leiner, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Dr. Martin Leiner as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from October to November 2021. Martin Leiner is Professor for Protestant Theology and Ethics at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Impact on United Germany?

AICGS Asks: What is Chancellor Merkel’s legacy for united Germany? Hope M. Harrison The George Washington University Just as many American Blacks did not feel President Barack Obama advanced their …

2021 German Bundestag Election: Three Messages

The results of the German Bundestag Election leave open several questions. A total of six parties are entering the Bundestag. How can a governing coalition be formed in this fragmented …

Angela Merkel’s Germany

Her Legacy for the Next Government At the end of Angela Merkel’s long career as Chancellor of Germany stands a stunning defeat for her party, the Christian Democratic Union. But …

What Does Germany Want?

Germany’s coalition talks will be tricky. And so remains accepting its role as a leading global actor, writes former U.S. diplomat John Kornblum. On September 26, much of the world …

After the Vote

Political Dynamics as Coalition Negotiations Begin The result of Germany’s September 26 election is inconclusive in the sense that the composition of the next government remains unknown. But the situation …

The Decline of the Political Center in Germany

Where Good Candidates Can Make a Difference The 2021 elections of the German Bundestag will define the immediate post-Merkel era. In this project on German federal elections, we analyze the …