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2012

Bridge Builder: An Insider’s Account of over 60 Years in Post-War Reconstruction, International Diplomacy and German American Relations

Apr 27

The German Marshall Fund and AICGS are hosting a lunchtime presentation with Mr. Walther Leisler Kiep to discuss his new memoir. In it, Mr. Kiep speaks of his life in politics as Treasurer of the Christian Democratic Union, as Minister of Finance in Lower Saxony, and as a member of the Volkswagen Supervisory Board. As the longtime chairman of Atlantic Brücke and as a key player in German-American relations, Mr. Kiep will discuss the evolution of German-American relations over the span of his long career, as well as his view of its current state.

The Rise of China: Implications for the Transatlantic Relationship

Apr 26

AICGS/DAAD Fellow Mr. Alexander Wolf’s presentation will explore the impact that China’s economic growth and greater significance in international affairs has on the twenty-first century’s international order. Despite perceptions of a “Europe [that] no longer matters,” Mr. Wolf argues that the transatlantic community will remain the most important pillar.

The Eurozone Crisis: Financial Firewalls and the Impact on the U.S. Economy

Apr 23

In this noontime lecture, Dr. Hans-Werner Sinn will discuss the Eurozone crisis and offer his insights into the current situation. He shows how The European Central Bank grants crisis-hit countries the option of money creation and the purchasing of government bonds at the expense of other euro countries. Germany’s Bundesbank in particular has accumulated significant amounts of Target claims when it is forced into making concessions in negotiations over bailout packages.

Briefing on German Agenda for G8 and NATO Meetings

Apr 17

In a roundtable discussion at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Dr. Christoph Heusgen, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Foreign and Security Policy Advisor, discussed the upcoming agenda for the G8-NATO meetings as well as current German foreign policy in Afghanistan and the Middle East. In his summary of current foreign policy issues… Read more >

A Country Full of Energy: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Power Supply in Germany

Apr 10

In his presentation at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Hüttl discussed the results of the German federal government-appointed Ethics Commission for a Safe Energy Supply before engaging in a lively discussion with participants on the chances and challenges that today’s energy transition presents. The… Read more >

Invisible Redistribution to Weaker Economies? The Case for EU Automatic Stabilizers

Mar 29

On March 29, 2012, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies hosted a lecture by DAAD/AICGS Fellow Dr. Dorothee Heisenberg. Dr. Heisenberg’s lecture addressed the use of automatic stabilizers as a long-term solution for the structural inequalities between European states. Dr. Heisenberg argued that if the EU is to remain a central… Read more >

Rising Tensions between the European Central Bank and the Bundesbank

Mar 26

On March 26, 2012, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) hosted special guest Mr. David Marsh. In a round-table moderated byAICGS Senior Fellow and N24 Washington correspondent Alexander Privitera, Mr. Marsh discussed the rising tensions between the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bundesbank and what to expect in the… Read more >

Germany’s Role in Resolving the Euro Crisis

Mar 21

On March 21, 2012, AICGS will be hosting Dr. Klaus Scharioth, the former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States from 2006 to 2011. Dr. Scharioth will focus on the future of the euro and what role Germany will play in resolving the euro crisis.

Europe in Crisis: Breakdown or Breakthrough in Turbulent Times

Feb 14

On February 14, 2012, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung hosted a lecture and discussion featuring Peer Steinbrück, former German Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament.

Education, Organization, and Technology: The Keys to Muslim Integration in the U.S. and Germany

Jan 27

On January 27, 2012, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), together with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), hosted a workshop on “Education, Organization, and Technology: The Keys to Muslim Integration in the U.S. and Germany.” The workshop was generously supported by the Draeger Foundation. Bringing together an interdisciplinary… Read more >