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Episode 87: German Political Turbulence and the Rise of the Alternative for Germany

Squabbles within Germany’s coalition parties and unpopular policy decisions—including a controversial home heating bill spearheaded by Green Party Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck—have dragged the approval rating of the traffic light …

The 2023 Bavarian State Election in Historical Context

As the federal state with both the second-largest population (13.4 million, 16 percent of the country’s total) and economy (18.5 percent of the country’s total), what happens in Bavaria matters. …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

Shifting Structures for Social Cohesion

How Local Organizations Create Inclusive Communities The AGI project on “Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States” brought together a diverse group of participants to …

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 …

German-Israeli Relations on the 75th Anniversary of the State of Israel

Israeli-German relations have come a long way. On its 75th birthday on April 26, 2023, the State of Israel plans to host the chief pilot of the Luftwaffe in the …