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Refugees, Terrorism, and a Failing Security Architecture: Germany’s Domestic Security after the Elections

There is little doubt that the security situation in Germany has changed dramatically since 2013, provoked, most notably by a precipitous influx of refugees in 2015. Yet, tangled in a …

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Nov7

Roundtable Luncheon with Professor Dieter Kempf

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies and the Representative for German Industry and Trade hosted a small, private luncheon on Wednesday, April 6th with Professor Dieter Kempf, the new …

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Apr6

Roundtable Discussion with Andreas Kluth

Andreas Kluth, Editor-in-Chief of Handelsblatt Global, provided a Berlin insider’s view of the key transatlantic and European economic issues at stake in the German elections – from a Franco-German meeting …

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Sep7

Reconciliation in East Asia

Reconciliation processes in Asia face a number of challenges at the official level. However, at the level of civil society some progress is being made. The seminar will look at …

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Sep7

A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation

AICGS is pleased to announce a new project entitled “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement,” which engages young Americans and Germans in discussions of global …

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Sep27

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Germany’s New Coalition Government

Following the German elections on September 24, Chancellor Merkel has faced a challenging task in forging a coalition made up of four political parties which did not anticipate becoming partners …

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Nov28

Documenting German and Japanese War Crimes prior to 1945

Dan Plesch’s new book, Human Rights after Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes, sheds light on the existence of a little-known agency founded amid the atrocities of …

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Sep12

Transatlantic Dynamics in Ongoing Postcolonial Negotiations

The genocide of the Herero and Nama, committed between 1904 and 1908 under German colonial rule in today’s Namibia, is considered the first genocide of the 20th century. Over the …

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Aug30

Elections

In anticipation of the German elections on September 24, AICGS hosted a group of experts from the NRW School of Governance at the University of Duisburg-Essen to discuss the issues …

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Jul26

Anti-Gentrification Housing Struggles in Los Angeles and Berlin

Communities around the world are mobilizing urban social movements against rising inequality and economic hardship in order to transform local neighborhoods, urban planning practices, and city policies. Minority and immigrant …

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Aug31

Privatization of Immigrant Detention in the United States and Germany

Migration has become a hot-button issue on both sides of the Atlantic. Immigration without proper documentation in the United States and the deportation of those denied asylum in Germany have …

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Jun27

Democracy and Its Discontents

Panel Discussion at the German Historical Institute. Speakers: Kathleen Canning (University of Michigan), Rüdiger Graf (Center for Contemporary History Potsdam), Donna Harsch (Carnegie Mellon University), and Dirk Schumann (University of …

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Apr27