As the Institute celebrates its 40th anniversary, we are pleased to announce our new name, the American-German Institute.
When Steven Muller, then President of Johns Hopkins University, and Robert Gerald Livingston founded our Institute in 1983, their vision was to help Americans better understand the two contemporary post-war German states. As the United States and Germany navigated the challenges of German reunification and the building of a post-Cold War world, the Institute was a vital resource for spreading knowledge and deepening networks between Germany, Europe, and the United States.
As the American-German Institute, we rededicate ourselves to our mission—to provide in-depth, actionable analysis that anticipates trends, manages risk, and shapes policy choices—with a new, streamlined brand. The relationship between the United States and Germany is at the heart of what we do, from producing insights to facilitating dialogue, and our new name reflects the centrality of this partnership in addressing the political, social, and economic challenges in our two countries, in the transatlantic relationship, and globally.
“For 40 years, our organization has been a resource for policymakers, business leaders, and scholars to better understand Germany and the transatlantic relationship. The American-German Institute will continue to pursue the future-oriented agenda established 40 years ago for decades to come.” AGI Chairman Martin Richenhagen
AGI President Jeff Rathke said, “Our new brand reflects the heightened importance of the American-German partnership in international affairs. AGI will continue to generate analysis that allows the two countries to address international problems together and promote prosperity.”
Our analysis, events, and programs are available on our new website, americangerman.institute. AGI staff will maintain their current AICGS.org email addresses. We will continue to provide updates on the new name and 40th anniversary throughout the year.