Since its foundation in 1983, AICGS has created "Knowledge, Networks, and Insights for the Future" of transatlantic relations. In this video commemorating the 30 year milestone in this role, diplomatic, academic, and corporate leaders introduce the Institute and detail the value AICGS brings to transatlantic policymakers and the business community.
Explores the factors shaping important foreign and domestic policy debates in the United States, Germany, and Europe as they pertain to German-American relations. The Foreign & Domestic Policy Program includes analysis of International Security Issues concentrating on projects assessing risk in transatlantic relations, including risk identification, risk management, and risk communication. The program attempts to gain insight into appropriate reactions and responses to a variety of transatlantic challenges, including financial, security and defense, climate, immigration, and terrorism. Under the topic Energy and Climate Policy it examines European energy security and energy strategies for the future.
Generates insights into the institutional, political, cultural, and historical factors that shape our responses to deepening economic integration and the challenges of globalization. Current issues in the Business & Economics Program include the Debt Crisis, responding to the end of the years of plenty by comparing German and American responses to the crisis. It looks at macroeconomic discrepancies and their potential threat to national security, studies approaches to international macroeconomic policymaking in the face of the crisis, and analyzes transatlantic trade and growth. In the area of Corporate Regulations it examines corporate governance and the mechanisms of regulations.
Enhances understanding of the impact of culture on German- American relations and analyzes how cultural beliefs and values, evolving interpretations of historical experiences, and shifting conceptions of national identity shape perspectives and policy responses in the German-American dialogue. The Society, Culture & Politics Program is currently focused on issues of Immigration and Integration, considering the subject as it relates to education, organization, and technology. Under the topic of Reconciliation in Europe and Asia, AICGS looks to Germany for lessons for Japan's international reconciliation in Northeast Asia.
The AICGS Annual Symposium featured five panels on current economic and business topics related to the elections in the U.S. and Germany. Each panel had a high-level speaker plus respondents drawn from the academic and corporate sectors. Several of the respondents have also submitted papers before the Symposium, which were available to the audience and discussed during the panel.