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Our societies are changing on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to demographic change, immigration and integration, and regional differences—among other factors. Greater understanding about our cultures, an open exchange about emerging issues, and fostering dialogue between different groups can help German and American societies build stronger internal and external connections and awareness.
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Dortmund & Buffalo

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

Local Governance of Religious Diversity

Through the Lenses of Hamburg and Washington, DC Religious diversity brings issues of church-state relations as well interfaith relations into focus. While national narratives have been dominant in examinations of …

Episode 71: Economic Boom, Income Disparity, and Climate Change in Glendale, AZ

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AGI President Jeff Rathke talks with participants in the AGI project on social divisions in Germany and the United States, which recently visited Glendale, …

Till Jürgens, Visiting Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Till Jürgens as a Visiting Fellow in October and November 2022. Till Jürgens is a research associate at the Institute of Political Science at the …

AGI Profiles: Yvonne Magwas

Vice President of the Bundestag The former Auerbach, Saxony, city councilwoman was elected Vice President of the Bundestag with 600 votes on October 26, 2021—the highest-ranking office left for the …

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Episode 69: Germany’s Shifting Political Landscape: Through the Lens of the Lower Saxony Elections

On this episode of the Zeitgeist, AGI President Jeff Rathke, AGI Senior Fellow and Director of Society, Culture, and Politics Program Eric Langenbacher and AGI Non-Resident Senior Fellow Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger …

Anna Körs, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Dr. Anna Körs as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow in October and November 2022. She is scientific manager and vice director at the Academy of World …

Episode 67: Will Germany’s Zeitenwende Stick?

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz declared a “Zeitenwende,” a historic turning point for Germany’s security and defense policy. Scholz pledged to set up an …

Naika Foroutan, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Dr. Naika Foroutan as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from September to December 2022. She is Professor of Integration Research and Social Policy at the Institute of …

Germany: Disinformation in Pandemic Times

Germany has responded to influence operations carefully during the COVID-19 outbreak. In the discussions around German platform regulation, hate speech has historically occupied the forefront, not misinformation. Along with clear …

Underestimated Threat to Pluralist Democracy

Anti-Feminism in Parliamentary Speeches made by Female MPs of the Populist Radical Right in Germany and the United States Voters in many European countries are turning away from mainstream parties, …

The Ngonnso Statue

Germany Moves Forward by Facing its Past If you have been to an ethnological museum, you might be familiar with walking through exhibits titled “Africa” or “Oceania” and seeing a …