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DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies

DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies Politics and International Relations Every year, the American-German Institute (AGI) awards the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and …

The G20 and Its Contribution to Growth and Global Governance

The G20 at leaders’ level was created in November 2008, shortly after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, at the height of the global financial crisis. Growth was therefore immediately at …

Building a Robust U.S. Work-based Education and Apprenticeship System at Scale:Can Lessons from Europe Help?

Policy Report 62 High youth unemployment in the United States and Europe is a result not only of sluggish growth, but also a skills mismatch—the new generation of workers lacks …

Business & Economics Program Director Alexander Privitera quoted in Bloomberg Article

AGI Business & Economics Program Director Alexander Privitera is quoted in the foreign policy article “A Family Comparison Jeb Bush May Welcome” published by Bloomberg on May 21, 2015. As …

The Tasks Ahead

Listen to any European or American leader talk about the transatlantic relationship these days and you will hear a handful of common refrains. Major policy addresses of this kind often …

Restructuring Greece’s Sovereign Debt: It’s Not the Answer, Yet

Greece barely managed to repay a loan installment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week, only being able to do so by tapping its own buffer reserves at the …

Escalation of BREXIT Risk Will Jolt European Politics Over Next Two Years

In the run up to last week’s UK election, two things seemed extremely clear: (1) the Conservative Party would not be able to secure a majority; but (2) the Conservative Party …

Which Carrots and Which Sticks? Searching for a Strategy to Deal with Russia in the Ukraine Crisis

The Western community faces a dilemma in Ukraine. On the one hand, Putin is known to react to pressure with fierce counter pressure.[1] If you bully him into a tight …

Reducing Vulnerability: A Transatlantic Approach to Energy Security

Policy Report 60 Energy security has become a major concern for the transatlantic community in the twenty-first century. In Europe, Russia’s seizure of the Crimean peninsula has renewed focus on …

Greece and Sisyphus: When Myths Risk Becoming Reality

Officially, Greece was not even on the agenda at the Spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group last week. But the country’s obstinate flirtation with disaster was very …

Channel Crossings: British Choices Ahead

As Chancellor Angela Merkel tries to hold the European Union together in dealing with the turmoil around Greece, Cyprus, and Hungary flirting with Moscow amid the myriad other centrifugal forces …

European Apprenticeship: A Model for the U.S.?

Issue Brief 49 What are elements of a successful apprenticeship system? To what degree should businesses be engaged in educating their workforce, and what other actors should participate in decision-making …