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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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The Other German Elections

Over the last several months, Germany watchers have been fixated on the country’s national elections, the results of which will finally settle the looming question of who will replace Angela …

Why Americans Should Care About the 2021 German Elections

In about two weeks, 60.4 million Germans will head to the polls to elect the new Bundestag and to determine the incoming chancellor. After sixteen years, Angela Merkel will see …

What is Angela Merkel’s Legacy for German Memory Culture?

AICGS Asks: How has Angela Merkel contributed to Germany’s culture of remembrance and influenced memory politics? Lily Gardner Feldman AICGS Senior Fellow All German post-war chancellors have been committed to …

Not So Boring After All

The Bundestag Campaign One Month Before Election Day Lately, there have been two emerging narratives regarding the September 26th election for the German Bundestag. On the one hand, commentators are …

The Alternative für Deutschland’s Embrace of Culture Wars

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Alternative für Deutschland party (AfD) has fanned the flames of anger toward Angela Merkel’s government. The party criticized the chancellor’s lockdown policies, rallied against mask-wearing, …

The Berlin Wall

Sixty Years Since its Construction Sixty years ago on August 13, East German leader Walter Ulbricht tried to save his regime by closing off the escape route to West Berlin. …

Merkel and the Transformation of Gender Politics in Germany

In contrast to her male predecessors, Angela Merkel declared in the early 1990s that she would not wait to become a political shipwreck before withdrawing from politics.[1] She announced her …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Climate Policy Legacy?

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s legacy on climate policy? Carol Hager Bryn Mawr College Angela Merkel was dubbed the “Climate Chancellor” during her first term in office. Now, at …

Alissa Bellotti, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Alissa Bellotti as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from August to October 2021. Dr. Bellotti is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Haifa in …

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Legacy on Gender Equality?

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s legacy on gender equality in Germany? Petra Ahrens, Phillip M. Ayoub, & Sabine Lang Tampere University, Occidental College, & University of Washington 2021 marks …