The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization located in Washington, DC. Affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, AICGS is a policy research center dedicated to better understanding the challenges and choices facing Germany and the United States in the broader global arena.

Since 1983, AICGS has produced objective and original analyses of developments and trends in Germany, Europe, and the United States; created new transatlantic networks among changing generations; and intensified dialogue among the business, political, and academic communities to manage differences and define and promote common interests.

Our team of 10 full-time employees, our large network of affiliated scholars, and a world-class Board of Trustees share a common purpose: to build a smarter German-American partnership.

Our work would not be possible without the support we receive from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. We invite you to support AICGS and partner with us in strengthening the German-American relationship, a relationship that is vital not only for the future well-being of both countries, but for the world as it strives to foster peace and prosperity. U.S. policy should stress a close relationship with Germany, not only as friends and trading partners, but also as allies sharing common institutions.

Your support means you will help play a role in examining the critical issues facing the U.S. and Germany. With our comprehensive program of policy-relevant public conferences, research reports, networking events, and fellowships, AICGS provides the knowledge, insights, and networks you need for the twenty-first century.


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Yes. AICGS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Federal Tax ID number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 52-1309525.

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AICGS’ work is made possible thanks to the generous support of individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments. For more information, see our list of sponsors.

AICGS is a private nonpartisan, nonprofit organization governed by the Board of Trustees and affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Jacques Brand was named chairman of the AICGS Board of Trustees in 2011, and Jackson Janes has led AICGS as its President since 1989.

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