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

November 3 - 8, 2019

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 connections within and between diverse communities by bringing individuals together for an honest exchange of the issues. Sixteen participants from the United States and Germany met in Akron, OH, to address common challenges of diverse communities, including questions of identity and the polarization of societies, with the goal to seek compromise and consensus in overcoming the existing divide. The core group of participants engaged in intensive discussions with each other as well as a broader community of experts and stakeholders.


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Organizations with which the project participants will engage:

  • City of Akron, Mayor Daniel Horrigan, Deputy Mayor Samuel D. DeShazior
  • Doug Livingston, Akron Beacon Journal
  • The Exchange House
  • Mayor's Youth Leadership Council
  • City Council of Akron
  • Akron Development Corporation
  • German Link, Inc.
  • Downtown Akron Partnership

  • November 3 - 8, 2019