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Jeff Rathke on the U.S. Presidential Elections and Transatlantic Relations

Ahead of the New Hampshire primary, AGI President Jeff Rathke spoke to Südwest Presse (in German) about what motivates the U.S. electorate, the likelihood of a Trump/Biden rematch, and what …

AGI Partners with Transatlantic Organizations for “Road to Election” Series

The 2024 U.S. election will significantly shape the transatlantic political environment and policy landscape. The results of this monumental election will have serious implications for the future of not only …

The United States and Europe must recalibrate their security partnership

In a new op-ed for Defense News, AGI President Jeff Rathke and AGI/Halle Foundation Intern Theresa Lütkefend argue that the United States and its transatlantic partners should move beyond the …

John Kornblum Remembers Helga Haftendorn

Over the years I have identified two types of “experts” on German-American relations. There are what I would call the “issue” experts. These are writers who chase whatever question or …

Andreas Freytag, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Dr. Andreas Freytag as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow in October and November 2023. Dr. Andreas Freytag is Professor of Economics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Honorary Professor …

Daniel Rasch, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Rasch as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow in October and November 2023. Daniel Rasch is a researcher in public policy and public administration with …

Seizing the Day

Remembering Gerry Livingston The German expression “Man sieht sich immer zweimal im Leben” (you always meet twice in life) has special meaning for my long friendship with Gerry Livingston. I …

American-German Institute Mourns Loss of Founding Executive Director Gerry Livingston

The American-German Institute was saddened to learn of the passing of Robert Gerald Livingston, our first Executive Director. Gerry was an outstanding figure in American foreign affairs across seven decades, …

AGI announces new project on LGBTQ+ community-building

The American-German Institute is pleased to announce a new three-year project, “Building LGBTQ+ Communities in Germany and the U.S.: Past, Present, and Future.” Through week-long study tours in Germany and …

AGI “Social Divisions and Questions of Identity” Participants win IW Prize for International Activities

Matthias Diermeier and Ruth Schüler have received the IW Prize for International Activities, recognizing their participation in politically relevant and interdisciplinary discussions through AGI’s project, “Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in …

Josefin Graef, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Dr. Josefin Graef as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from June to October 2023. Dr. Graef holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of …

Charlotte Unger, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

Charlotte Unger is a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from May to July 2023. Dr. Unger is a Senior Research Associate at the Research Institute for Sustainability Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS). She …

William O’Connell, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome William O’Connell as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow in May and June 2023. William O’Connell is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at …

AICGS is now the American-German Institute

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 …