Ben Friedman

Ben Friedman was a research intern at AGI for the summer of 2019. He conducts research for current projects and for resident fellows, helps organize and document events, manages the database, and operates the front desk at AGI.

Mr. Friedman is a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is pursuing a double major in German and International Affairs. His research and academic interests include security and defense issues, Russia, populism, and political extremism in Europe and the United States.

Previously, Mr. Friedman has interned as an assistant German teacher at the high school level. He is preparing to study abroad for a full academic year at the University of Regensburg in Germany.

Recent Content


Elections in Thuringia: Can Ramelow’s Coalition Hold On?

On October 27, voters in the eastern German state of Thuringia will head to the polls. In Thuringia’s last election, which took place in 2014, a left-wing “red-red-green” coalition was …

More than Trade Policy: U.S. and German Responses to the New Global Economy

Event Summary Professor Marcel Fratzscher, the president of DIW Berlin—a leading European research institute—and one of Germany’s top economists, spoke at a recent AGI lunch event on “More than Trade …

A Tale of Two Futures

The Future of Work Debate in Germany and the United States From Berlin to Washington, public debates about the future of work is omnipresent. Policymakers, business leaders, unions, and academics …

Lies About Migrants

Immigration Policy in a Time of “Post-Truth” Politics In a June 6, 2019 seminar, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow Beverly Crawford Ames argued that misinformation, exaggeration, distortion of facts, and fabricated content—all …