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Post Wall, Post Square: How Bush, Gorbachev, Kohl, and Deng Shaped the World after 1989

This event has been postponed in response to the growing challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Mar25

Energy Markets and Security in Germany and Wider Europe

Is a Stronger EU the Answer? On January 29 AICGS convened a roundtable discussion on “Energy Markets and Security in Germany and Wider Europe: Is a Stronger EU the Answer?” …

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Jan29

Brexit Implementation

German and EU Interests in Negotiations with the UK Professor Paul Welfens, who is Jean Monnet Professor, University of Wuppertal, will offer his views on the EU-UK negotiations with a …

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Feb24

Assessing 30 Years of Peaceful Revolution

In 1989, peaceful protest movements first in Poland and then in East Germany led to the end of communism and free elections in both Poland and East Germany, followed by …

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Feb10

Auschwitz and Holocaust Memory Today

January 27, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. With 1.1 million victims, overwhelmingly Jewish, the complex was one of the …

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Jan27

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The United States, Germany, and Global Trade

Renewal or Reversal? On November 15, 2019, AICGS hosted the third event of the Allianz Geoeconomics Speaker Series featuring remarks by Gabriel Felbermayr, President of the Kiel Institute for the …

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Nov15

Negotiating for the Future

Lessons for American Diplomacy from German Unification AICGS is proud to present a lecture by Robert Zoellick to officially inaugurate our new office and conference space. Mr. Zoellick is best …

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Dec9

Roundtable Discussion on China and the Transatlantic Business Community

On November 13, 2019, the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion moderated by Peter Rashish, Senior Fellow …

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Nov13

Private Lunch with Martin Zielke

During the week of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, AICGS welcomed Martin Zielke, CEO of Commerzbank AG, one of Germany’s leading financial institutions, …

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Oct18

Between Nationalism and Multilateralism

A Renewed Approach for Transatlantic Economic Engagement On September 26, 2019 AICGS hosted an event to launch its new Issue Brief, “Between Nationalism and Multilateralism: A Renewed Approach for Transatlantic …

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Sep26

Divided We Stand

On the Resilience of the Political East-West Divide in Germany 30 Years After the Wall’s Fall While Germany is commemorating the 30thanniversary of the Berlin Wall’s fall, which paved the …

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Dec5

Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States

Consequences for Politics and Society An Exchange Outside of the Metropolitan Areas The project “Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States” seeks to establish new …

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Nov3

German Approaches to Remembering the Berlin Wall, 1989-2019

The history and meaning of the Berlin Wall remain controversial, even three decades after its fall. Drawing on an extensive range of archival sources and interviews, Dr. Hope Harrison’s new …

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Nov15

Inner Unity Revisited

Convergence Amid Differentiation Do the terms East and West still matter in unified Germany? The short answer is yes, in particular when analyzing selected elements of voting patterns, living standards, …

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Oct11