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A variety of reasons, including demographic change, global migration patterns, economic hardship, and climate change, demand that both Germany and the U.S. craft domestic policies that effectively address their populations’ concerns. This imperative is also seen in the political sphere, as voters make their voices heard in state, federal, and supranational elections.
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Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States

Consequences for Politics and Society An Exchange Outside of the Metropolitan Areas A Three-Year AGI Project – Final Conference Summary In recent years, open communication and compromise have been neglected …

Glendale & Memmingen

Reflections on Social Divisions & Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States In September 2022 and March 2023, the third cohort of the AGI Social Divisions and Questions …

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 …

The Rise and Fall of Industrial Cities on Both Sides of the Atlantic

This article was originally published in German at the German Economic Institute (IW Köln). Buffalo (New York) and Dortmund (North Rhine Westphalia) as well as Akron (Ohio) and Chemnitz (Saxony) …

Episode 82: Dealing with Social Divisions and Integration in Memmingen

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AGI President Jeff Rathke and Susanne Dieper, Director of Programs and Grants, discuss the latest findings in the AGI project “Social Divisions and Questions …

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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 …

Episode 80: 40 Years of AGI—A Conversation with Frank Trommler

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AGI looks back on the 40 years of the Institute’s work on strengthening the American-German relationship through academic research, policy dialogue, and exchanges. AGI …

Making Sense of Berlin’s Extraordinary Election

A glorious winner, many losers, and the politics of coalition building On November 16, 2022, the Constitutional Court of the city-state Berlin judged that the 2021 state-level parliamentary election had …

Alexander Ritzmann, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Alexander Ritzmann as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from March to June 2023. He has been working on the promotion of liberal democracy and human rights …

Episode 79: Germany’s Public Health Care System

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AGI president Jeff Rathke and Dr. Christine Arentz, Professor for Health Economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, discuss Germany’s public health …

The Evolution of German Citizenship Law

Over the past three decades, German citizenship law has evolved from a largely jus sanguinis (“right of blood”) system with a high bar for naturalization to something closer to jus …