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Society, Culture & Politics

The AGI Society, Culture & Politics Program focuses on crucial topics within the German-American dialogue, including: demographic change, migration/integration, and aging societies; electoral politics at the national, state, and European levels, and comparative analysis of Germany and the United States; diversity within Germany, Europe, and the United States; the politics of collective memory and identity, Holocaust remembrance and reconciliation, and shifting conceptions of national identity that shape perspectives and policy responses.
Reset

New Strategies of Transnational European-U.S. Right-Wing Extremist Combat Sports Networks

This article assesses the main strategies, networks, and threat potentials affiliated with the activities of two current key right-wing extremist (RWE)[1] leaders who first met in 2018 at a combat …

AfD in Brief

How the Far-Right Exploits Public Anxieties and How Germany Can Recapture the Courage to Shape the Future What is new and what is old about the Alternative for Germany (AfD) …

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 …

AGI Profiles: Philipp Nimmermann

State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action Dr. Philipp Nimmermann currently serves as the State Secretary for Energy in the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and …

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 Profiles: Claudia Müller

Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture Claudia Müller is currently serving as the Parliamentary State Secretary for Food and Agriculture in the coalition government of …

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 …

Episode 85: Addressing Germany’s Colonial Legacy

Germany is well-known for its robust memory culture that deals with the crimes of National Socialism and the Holocaust; however, it has only recently begun to address legacy of its …

Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner”

Courageous Ukraine has become the West Berlin of the 21st century It has been 60 years since John F. Kennedy’s historic speech in Berlin. Today there is still much to …

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 …