Events

  • 7 November 2017 - 10 November 2017

    Policy Program Conference on "Responding to Populism, Nationalism, and Authoritarianism in the Western Balkans and Beyond“
    On November 07-10, 2017 the Aspen Institute Germany with the support of the Federal Foreign Office will co-host a conference with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The topic of the conference will be “Responding to Populism, Nationalism, and Authoritarianism in the Western Balkans and Beyond“. The conference will take place in Sarajevo.

  • 2 November 2017 - 5 November 2017

    Leadership Program | Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice"
    The 20th Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice” will take place from November 2 to 5, 2017, at Gut Klostermühle in Alt Madlitz. “The Aspen Leadership Seminar is the most inspiring Seminar, I have ever experienced. It enriched and improved the way I think and act in both my private and professional life. The other participants were outstanding leaders. It was an honor to spend these three days with such an accomplished group.” (Dr. Heiko Mauterer, Senior Partner, 4C GROUP AG, Frankfurt am Main) “The Aspen Leadership Seminar changed the way I think about myself as a leader by helping me better define my core values and beliefs while putting them in intellectual and philosophical context. I met incredible people from all walks of life, people I otherwise would not come into contact with and certainly not at a level so deep and collaborative. (Barbara Lanciers, Director, Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York City)   The nomination and registration process is ongoing. Please contact Carina Kempf kempf@aspeninstitute.de +49 30 804 890 28.  

  • 26 October 2017

    Public Program | Aspen Annual Gala 2017
    On October 26, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany will host its third Aspen Annual Gala, where we will present the 2017 Shepard Stone Award. The award recognizes outstanding transatlantic leadership and accomplishments in the realm of politics, culture, society, and science that reflect and promote the shared values of the United States and Germany. The tradition was initiated in 2014 on the occasion of Aspen Germany’s 40th anniversary in memory of the extraordinary achievements of Shepard Stone, the founder and first executive director of the Aspen Institute Germany.  

  • 5 October 2017

    Leadership Program | Workshop on Leadership for young Women – Insights in the field of Leadership from a female perspective
    Aspen Leadership Seminar Alumni Julia Stamm and Irina Michalowitz have developed a workshop format to promote young female talents. Together the group will look at the challenges for women in leadership positions and the potential differences in regard to value-based leadership between men and women. The workshop combines impulse statements, group exercises and leaves room for in-depth discussion.      

  • 20 September 2017

    Public Program | Germany before the Election 2017 – A View from the Outside on the German Election. Four Foreign Correspondents on Merkel & Co.
    To what extent are the German elections 2017 important to the USA, France, Great Britain, and Poland, and how do these countries view the upcoming election? These questions will be at the center of a discussion hosted by the Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk with four foreign correspondents on September 20, 2017. Jeremy Cliffe, Berlin bureau chief for The Economist, Matthew Karnitschnig, chief Europe correspondent at Politico, Rosalia Romaniec, Polish journalist and managing editor East-Central Europe at Deutsche Welle, and Pascal Thibaut, correspondent at Radio France Internationale, will talk about the German election with Burkhard Birke, editor at Deutschlandfunk. The discussion will be broadcast live at 7:15 pm on Deutschlandfunk.

  • 19 September 2017

    Leadership Program | Fifth Leadership Alumni Roundtable: “Life at the extreme – testing one’s limits - Leadership from the perspective of an extreme mountain climber”
    Within the framework of the Leadership Alumni-Program the Aspen Institute Germany takes the participants on a journey to pristine alpine landscapes in unpredictable climates. Florian Hill, extreme mountain climber and Leadership Alumni (June 2017), will guide us through a breathtaking multimedia picture show of his expeditions and tell us what life at the extreme can teach you about self-reflection and value-based leadership in the corporate world. Visionary thinking, excellent performance, trust and courage, to cross borders – managers and mountain climbers share more qualities than one would initially think. Florian Hill will offer insight into the fascinating world of extreme mountain climbers and lead a discussion on the connecting elements of extreme sports and value-based leadership.

  • 6 July 2017

    Public Program | Kennedy Breakfast with Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
    On July 6, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted an exclusive ‘Kennedy Breakfast’ with the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti at Schöneberg’s city hall. In a conversation with Annette Riedel, Senior Editor at Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Mayor Garcetti discussed the role of mayors on the national and international level, the importance of the digital and creative sectors for his city, and the pioneering role cities play in preventing climate change and fostering sustainability. The interview will be broadcasted in German on Saturday July 8, 2017 at 5.30 pm as part of the program ‘Tacheles’ and will be available online in Deutschlandfunk Kultur media library thereafter. You can listen to the original version in English here. Following the interview, Mr. Garcetti engaged in a discussion with guests.

  • 2 July 2017 - 8 July 2017

    Policy Program | Bundestag and Congress Staffers Exchange Program
    For the fourth time, the Aspen Institute Germany invites 20 Staffers from U.S. Congress and German Bundestag to participate in two one-week programs in Berlin (May 28-June 3) and in Washington D.C. (July 2-8). After the first part in Berlin, during which the participants delved into the topics populism and trade, the second part will take place in DC with a focus on the topics digitalization and trade. The program includes opportunities for informal exchange and networking as well as an alumni event with former participants from the United States. The Program is supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with funds from the European Recovery Program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Aspen Germany is the project coordinator on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi).

  • 19 June 2017 - 22 June 2017

    Policy Program | Policy Program Western Balkans Conference on “Improving Perspectives for the Youth: Economic Development and Job Creation in the Western Balkans“
    On June 19-22, 2017 the Aspen Institute Germany with support of the Federal Foreign Office hosted a conference on “Improving Perspectives for the Youth: Economic Development and Job Creation in the Western Balkans“ in Alt Madlitz. The participants, coming from the region as well as from several member states of the EU, were composed of high-ranking actors and experts from politics, economics and academia. Over the course of two days, they discussed current economic developments in the Western Balkans, especially with regard to job creation. Issues addressed in this context included the role of education and vocational training reforms, the role of digitalization for the economic development of the region, the EU enlargement agenda and its support for economic development, as well as regional economic relations. Meetings with Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy Uwe Beckmeyer, Members of the German Parliament, and the Managing Director of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations complemented the informal discussions.

  • 15 June 2017 - 18 June 2017

    Leadership Program | Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice"
    The 19th Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice” took place from June 15 to 18, 2017, at Gut Klostermühle in Alt Madlitz.
    “I have never participated in such a condensed Seminar which challenged and touched me at the same time and which sustainably inspired me to reflect on my own leadership actions. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.“
(Sabine Keitel, Head of the Department for School Evaluation, Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie)
    “Rethinking in what you believe, sharpens your own leadership principles. The Aspen Seminar helps arrive at clear-cut decisions even in challenging situations.“ (Felix Colsman, Managing Director, Zech Management GmbH)
     

  • 12 June 2017

    Public Program | Aspen Summer Party 2017 of the Aspen Institute Germany and the “Verein der Freunde des Aspen Instituts e.V.”
    On June 12, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany and the “Verein der Freunde of the Aspen Institute e.V.” hosted their annual summer party at the Mendelssohn Remise in Berlin. The evening’s guest of honor was Helga M. Schmid, Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS). In a conversation with Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, Ms. Schmid shared her thoughts on “Powerful Alliance or Lame Duck? What can we expect from European Foreign Policy?”. The discussion primarily focused on the EU’s role in security and development policy matters, its role in international conflict prevention and resolution as well as on the importance of combining European resources. Following the discussion, over 100 guests spent a lovely summer night with piano music in the historic Mendelssohn Remise court yard.

  • 12 June 2017

    Friends of Aspen Germany | Assembly of the Friends of the Aspen Institute 2017
    Just like the last years, the “Verein der Freunde des Aspen Instituts” met prior to the summer party on June 12, 2017, to hold its annual assembly in the Mendelssohn Remise in Berlin. The board presented their activity and financial reports and assessed that the year 2016 and its events had been a great success. Moreover, Arno Heuermann, Helmut Kranzmaier, and Jan Losemann were reelected for three more years on the Board of the “Verein der Freunde.”

  • 8 June 2017

    Public Program | Conference: “Next Europe”
    What will Europe’s future look like? On June 8, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg and the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Berlin hosted a conference on the topic “Next Europe.” The conference began with a keynote speech by Elmar Brok, Member and former Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament. The first panel debate on the topic of “Good Governance – Bad Governance: Does Europe need to reinvent itself?” focused on current challenges like the developments in Poland and Hungary and the handling of criticism of the European Union. In a second discussion, the digital transformation, its impact on Europe’s society and economy, and the opportunity for European cooperation in this field were discussed. The conference ended on a very positive note as Richard Kühnel, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Germany, noted that it was worth defending the European dream with self-confidence and trust.

  • 31 May 2017

    Policy Program | Aspen Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference
    The Eighth Aspen Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers Conference took place on May 31, 2017 in cooperation with the German Office of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Czech Republic. The conference began with confidential discussions on regional cooperation, economic development and democratization between regional foreign ministers; senior representatives from the German and Czech governments; and members of parliament. These off-the-record discussions were followed by a public event in the afternoon which opened with a panel discussion on economic development in the Western Balkans. Panel topics included successful economic models and reform programs; the question of whether current growth models are sustainable; and current economic challenges for the region such as the brain drain, education, infrastructure, and competitiveness. This was followed by the headline Foreign Ministers’ panel on “Euro-Atlantic Integration in Times of Crises” which was opened by Jakub Dürr, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. Minister Gabriel used the conference to highlight Germany’s commitment to the European future of the region and to promote a greater joint European engagement in the Western Balkans and the initiation of further funds for financial support for the development of the region.

  • 28 May 2017 - 2 June 2017

    Policy Program |Bundestag and Congress Staffers Exchange Program
    For the fourth time, the Aspen Institute Germany invited 20 Staffers from U.S. Congress and German Bundestag to participate in two one-week programs in Berlin (May 28-June 3) and in Washington D.C. (July 2-8). After the first part in Berlin, during which the participants delved into the topics populism and trade, the second part will take place in DC with a focus on the topics digitalization and trade. The program includes opportunities for informal exchange and networking as well as an alumni event with former participants from the United States. The Program is supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with funds from the European Recovery Program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Aspen Germany is the project coordinator on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi).

  • 15 May 2017 - 17 May 2017

    Policy Program | Third Aspen Transatlantic Workshop: "The Future of the Liberal International Order: The World in 2025"
    The Aspen Institute Germany will host its third Aspen Transatlantic Workshop in Berlin from May 15-17, 2017. The workshop brings together 26 experts and decision makers from Europe and the U.S. from politics, business, think tanks, and media. It explores the future of the liberal international order that has been serving as framework for peace, stability and prosperity for so long – not only in Europe and the U.S. but also in (and for) many other world regions. The liberal international order gained legitimacy largely because of two facts: It was morally superior to oppressive systems and, probably more importantly, it delivered better results. With the rise of new powers (and cultures), normative hegemony is fading.   The workshop will employ methods of strategic foresight analysis and scenario thinking. Workshop participants will generate 4 to 5 scenarios that will capture the range of plausible alternative futures. Foresight analysis is most useful when a situation is complex and the outcomes too uncertain to trust a single prediction. It has proven highly effective in helping analysts, decision makers, and policymakers contemplate multiple futures, challenge their assumptions, and anticipate surprise developments by identifying “unknown unknowns” – i.e. factors, forces, or players that one did not realize were important or influential before commencing the exercise.  

  • 7 May 2017 - 13 May 2017

    Policy Program | The Aspen German-American Dialog – Learning From Each Other
    From May 7-13, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted the third Aspen German-American Dialog under the auspices of the Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation, Representative Jürgen Hardt (CDU). The program aimed to revitalize the German-American Partnership, to strengthen mutual understanding, and to provide a platform to find common answers to pressing problems of the 21st century at civil society and parliamentary level. At a conference, hosted at the Federal Foreign Office, MP Annalena Baerbock (Alliance 90/THE GREENS) and Congressman David McKinley (R-WV 1st District) discussed future challenges regarding climate change and electro mobility and together with Jürgen Hardt the shared values in the transatlantic relations. Upon the invitation of the further participating MPs Katharina Dröge (Alliance 90/THE GREENS), Volkmar Klein (CDU) and Annalena Baerbock (Alliance 90/THE GREENS) the civil society representatives deepened the exchange while traveling to the constituencies of Cologne, Siegen, and Potsdam. On site, the participants learned about companies and projects in the areas of work / training, renewable energies, mobility, digitalization and political education / media at the municipal level. The Dialog is funded by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with funds from the European Recovery Program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and supported by the American Council on Germany.

  • 5 April 2017

    Policy Program | Launch Conference: Transatlantic Digital Agenda: Bridging the Gap
    The digital revolution is causing some of the most profound and accelerating societal challenges of the 21st century. The potential for a common transatlantic digital market could unleash a new wave of inclusive growth for both sides of the Atlantic. But differences in legal systems, political priorities and the rising tide of populism threaten potential common transatlantic leadership in the digital space. The resulting digital divide between the Euro-Atlantic partners is a key future challenge that both sides must tackle together.
    With this in mind, the Aspen Institute Germany is joining forces with the Internet Economy Foundation and the Atlantic Council for a new project – the Transatlantic Digital Agenda: Bridging the Gap –to facilitate a series of conferences, seminars and workshops with decision makers in politics, the economy, science and civil society in Germany, Europe and the United States. The project will tackle a range of key issues including: cross border data flows, digital trade, copyright, competition, platforms, Internet of things, cloud computing, AI, innovation, labor market impacts, startups, data protection and privacy, finance, political action online, fake news, surveillance, cybersecurity and global Internet governance. More broadly, this initiative will examine how the set of values at the heart of our contrat social – that guarantees our citizens freedom, equality, democracy, openness, and the rule of law – can be translated into the digital age.
    The joint project will be launched on April 5th, 2017 in Berlin on the eve of the first ever G20 Digital Ministers Meeting.
    http://www.bridges.digital/

  • 4 April 2017

    Public Program | Discussion and Book Presentation: “Qualitative Freedom: Self-Determination in Cosmopolitan Responsibility – Questions about Sociological and Ecological Sustainability”
    On April 4, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany and the Liberal Club Berlin-Brandenburg hosted a book presentation and discussion with Professor Dr. Claus Dierksmeier, Director of the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen. The center of discussion was his new book “Qualitative Freedom: Self-Determination in Cosmopolitan Responsibility.” In a discussion with Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute, Professor Dierksmeier explained his book’s five core theses and outlined his understanding of freedom. The participants further talked about different concepts of freedom, their consequences, and what freedom means in the context of contemporary issues like terrorism, climate change, or digitalization.

  • 2 April 2017

    Public Program | Brunch Discussion with Pete Buttigieg
    The Aspen Institute Germany hosted Pete Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and recent candidate for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Sunday, April 2nd for an off-the-record brunch to talk about American progressivism after the 2016 elections and U.S. foreign policy in the Trump era. The 35-year-old, openly gay veteran is considered one of the rising stars of the Democratic Party and a champion for the role of cities in driving state and national policy-making.

  • 29 March 2017

    Public Program | Brown Bag Discussion: “A Shifting International Order: New Challenges and Opportunities for Canada’s and New Zealand’s Relations towards Europe”
    On March 29, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted a Brown Bag Lunch discussion featuring H.E. Marie Gervais-Vidricaire, Ambassador of Canada in Berlin, and H.E. Rodney Harris, Ambassador of New Zealand in Berlin. The discussion under Chatham House Rule focused on the challenges and opportunities for Canada’s and New Zealand’s relations towards Europe in a shifting international order. The participants discussed current joint challenges such as the changing role of the U.S. in the international order, international trade relations, and the impact of the Brexit. A special emphasis was placed on the implications of these developments for Canada’s and New Zealand’s political and economic relations towards Germany and other European countries.

  • 27 March 2017

    Policy Program | Spring Meeting of the Youth Officers 2017, Transatlantic Panel: “The United States after the elections – a shift in the transatlantic relations?”
    At the Spring Meeting of the Youth Officers 2017 in Strausberg Tyson Barker, Program Director Digital of the Aspen Institute Germany started off the Transatlantic Panel on March 27 with Julia Obermeier, MP (CSU), Christian Thiels, Managing Editor of Tagesthemen and Defence Expert at Tagesschau, and Dr. Tobias Bunde, Head of Policy and Analysis at the Munich Security Conference, Research Associate at the Centre for International Security Policy, Hertie School of Governance. The panel was presented by Thorsten Freers, Senior Program Officer Transatlantic Programs.

  • 16 March 2017

    Leadership Program | Fourth Leadership Alumni Roundtable: “The Conductor's Perspective: What Business can learn from Orchestras!“
    The Aspen Institute in cooperation with Dr. Friedrich Kuhn of EgonZehnder International hosted its fourth Aspen Leadership Alumni roundtable featuring Dr. Raphael von Hoensbroech, Managing Director at Konzerthaus Berlin on the topic “The Conductor's Perspective: What Business can learn from Orchestras!“ on March 16, 2017. The conductor is responsible for the performance of his team without actually contributing operatively to the outcome. He is the only musician who does not play a single note. At the same time he is leading highly talented experts with skills he himself does not possess. What is his role in this constellation? How does he add value? Dr. von Hoensbroech discussed these and other questions with an engaged audience. The ability to provide creative space as well as a strong vision are major requirements for a good conductor. To provide a long-lasting productive working environment a conductor should also show his appreciation for every single musician and be able to transfer responsibility the orchestra to foster mutual trust. For several years, Dr. von Hoensbroech was active as a conductor and since his early childhood has been playing the violin. Versed in leadership from both the artistic and the management perspective, he has been bringing together the two worlds into his leadership programs over the past seven years.  

  • 14 March 2017

    Public Program | Breakfast Talk with Robby Mook
    On March 14, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany’s Public Program hosted an exclusive discussion with Robby Mook, veteran Democratic political operative and former campaign manager for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. In a conversation with Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, the main themes of the 2016 election campaign were discussed, as well as how the Clinton team attempted to respond to alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election. The discussion highlighted questions about how to tackle fake news, especially in election contexts like the 2016 presidential campaign and the German Federal Election in September 2017.

  • 9 March 2017

    Public Program | Brown Bag Discussion: “From Reluctant to Destructive: How Will the Leaders of the Free World Shape the Liberal Order in 2017 and beyond?“
    On March 9, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted a brown bag lunch discussion featuring Dr. Michael J. Mazarr, associate director of RAND Arroyo Center's Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program and senior political scientist at RAND Corporation, and Prof. Dr. Joachim Krause, academic director at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University. The discussion addressed the question: “From Reluctant to Destructive: How Will the Leaders of the Free World Shape the Liberal Order in 2017 and beyond?“ The participants discussed today’s state of the liberal order, its future organization and development as well as current and future challenges under Chatham House Rule. A special emphasis was placed on the future international role of China and Russia as well as on the role of the new U.S. administration, the European Union, and Germany in shaping the international order.

  • 23 February 2017 - 26 February 2017

    Leadership Program | Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice"
    „Rethink what you believe in, sharpen your own leadership principles. The Aspen Seminar helps to come to clear-cut decisions even in challenging situations." Felix Colsman, Managing Director, Zech Management, Bremen.  

  • 17 February 2017

    Public Program | Discussion: “Strategic Upheaval and Security Strategy Formation”
    On February 17, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany and its board member Prof. Dr. Gunther Hellmann of the Goethe University Frankfurt hosted a high-level off-the-record lunch and discussion at the 2017 Munich Security Conference addressing the question of whether or not strategic planning is still possible in an age of uncertainty and upheaval. The lunch included impulse statements by Charlie Kupchan, former Senior Director for Europe at the National Security Council under President Barack Obama, and Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO under President George W. Bush. Following these presentations, the participants discussed the role of domestic politics in driving foreign policy decision-making, the role of strategic planning institutions, the general purpose of strategies as well as possible barriers to the development of strategies.

  • 17 February 2017

    Public Program | Exclusive Background Discussion with U.S. Governor John R. Kasich (Ohio)
    On Friday, February 17, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany organized an exclusive background meeting with U.S. Governor John R. Kasich from Ohio, a presidential candidate for the Republican Party in 2016, as a side event to the Munich Security Conference. The dialog with members of the German Bundestag, transatlantic think tanks, and representatives of the German business community mainly focused on the expectations of German transatlanticists regarding the new U.S. administration and possible consequences of Trump’s announcements to radically change the course of U.S. policies. Both sides agreed that the new administration could not be judged on grounds of mere election rhetoric and the first statements of some of the incoming Trump appointees.

  • 24 January 2017

    Public Program | The strong man on Bosporus: What is President Erdogan’s agenda?
    On January 24, 2017, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted an exclusive discussion at the China Club in Berlin with H.E. Martin Erdmann, currently ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Turkey. The topic of the event was: “The strong man on the Bosporus: What does President Erdoğan want?“. In a conversation with Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, current topics pertaining to EU-Turkey relations were discussed, with special emphasis on the German-Turkish relationship. The discussion focused equally on the collaboration in managing the refugee crisis and on the future cooperation within NATO, as well as on the significance of the trade relationship and the present national and global political developments.

  • 8 December 2016

    Public Program | Discussion with H.E. Dr. Mladen Ivanić on “EU Enlargement in Times of New International Uncertainties and Growing Challenges: Perspectives for Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans”
    On December 8, 2016, Aspen Institute Germany’s public program in cooperation with Deutschlandradio Kultur hosted an interview with H.E. Dr. Mladen Ivanić, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the topic of “EU Enlargement in Times of New International Uncertainties and Growing Challenges: Perspectives for Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans”. H.E. Dr. Mladen Ivanić commented on the current stage of the European Union, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s membership application and the importance of the EU perspective for Bosnia and Herzegovina, as he is convinced that there is no alternative for Bosnia and Herzegovina to joining the EU. Without being part of the common market, the country is too small and isolated to develop its economy further. Moreover, the discussion evolved around the threat of an unconstitutional independence referendum of Republika Srpska as well as the problems of young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Chairman Dr. Ivanić is seriously concerned about the youth in the region and emphasized the relevance of youth exchanges to dismantle prejudices between the ethnic groups. The interview was broadcasted on December 10, 2016, and can be found at: http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/mladen-ivanic-vorsitzender-des-praesidiums-von-bosnien-und.990.de.html?dram:article_id=373647.

  • 6 December 2016

    Policy Program | Background Briefing with Christian Jetzlsperger on the new concept for Germany’s crisis engagement “Guidelines on Crisis Prevention, Stabilization and Peacebuilding“
    On December 6, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany held a background briefing for Bundestag staffers with Christian Jetzlsperger, Head of Division S01 – Steering Group, Policy Issues, Fragile States of Department S – Directorate-General for Crisis Prevention, Stabilisation, Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Assistance in the German Federal Foreign Office. Mr. Jetzlsperger spoke about the creation of Department S as well as the new concept for Germany’s crisis engagement „Guidelines on Crisis Prevention, Stabilization and Peacebuilding“ in a confidential conversation followed by a discussion with the staffers.

  • 1 December 2016

    Policy Program | Aspen Working Group South East Europe
    The Aspen Working Group Southeast Europe took place on December 1, 2016 in Berlin. High-ranking decision-makers from all six countries in the Western Balkans, representatives of the German government, and three representatives of civil society from the region were in attendance. In a small and confidential setting, the discussion centered on the repercussions of the Brexit vote, of Donald Trump’s election, and of the upcoming elections in three EU countries for the Western Balkan. The questions of how the Region should react to these developments and how regional cooperation can be strengthened stood in the foreground of the discussion. Specifically, participants discussed how reform processes and regional cooperation could better benefit the population, in which ways the EU can become involved to strengthen its role in the region, and how the Berlin process can be refined to include additional aspects and to ensure continued success.

  • 1 December 2016

    Policy Program | Public Event with the presentation of results from the Working Group Southeast Europe Program 2016 and a discussion on: “A Europe Whole and Free? The Future of EU Enlargement and the Role of the Western Balkans in Times of Crises”
    Aspen Germany hosted the public presentation of the results from its Southeast Europe Program 2016 at the China Club in Berlin on the evening of December 01, 2016. The Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the Western Balkan countries presented the outcomes and policy recommendations of the three Aspen Germany conferences in 2016. The key topics were the changing international environment and its impact on the Western Balkans, the role of the EU and the expectations from the perspective of the Western Balkan countries, the Western Balkan region as a partner of the EU, and furthermore, regional cooperation and the further development of the Berlin Process. Following the presentations, Ambassador Dr. Christian Hellbach, Special Envoy for South-Eastern Europe, Turkey, and the EFTA States in the German Federal Foreign Office, Hoyt Brian Yee, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, and Dr. Andreas Ernst, Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung in Belgrade, discussed the topic “A Europe Whole and Free? The Future of EU Enlargement and the Role of the Western Balkans in Times of Crises”, moderated by Dr. Antje Kuchenbecker, Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Germany.

  • 30 November 2016

    Policy Program | German-Israeli Strategic Dialog
    On 30 November 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany and the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University organized a strategic dialogue in cooperation with the Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at the Bar Ilan University (Tel Aviv). The participants discussed various topics of international politics, such as the humanitarian and political situation in Syria, Turkey, the Middle East, and possible developments within the transatlantic relations between Israel and the US with Donald Trumps as president-elect. The aim was to highlight the different perspectives, to define problems and to find common solutions within the framework of an open and constructive dialogue.

  • 13 November 2016 - 19 November 2016

    Policy Program | The Aspen German-American Dialog – Learning From Each Other
    From November 13-19, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted the second Aspen German-American Dialog under the auspices of the Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation, Representative Jürgen Hardt. The program aimed to revitalize the German-American Partnership, to strengthen mutual understanding, and to provide a platform to find common answers to pressing problems of the 21st century at civil society level. The program welcomed 30 guests from Hamburg, Stuttgart, Trier, Chicago, Fairfax, Minneanapolis, Pittsburgh, and Sacramento. In Berlin, the participants discussed current and future challenges to the transatlantic community, as climate change and electric mobility, migration and integration, vocational training, startups and entrepreneurship as well as civic education and the role of the media. Afterwards, the US-delegations each visited one of the three participating German constituencies. Upon the invitation by the participating Members of the German Bundestag Dr. Katarina Barley (SPD), Dr. Joachim Pfeiffer (CDU) und Manuel Sarrazin (Alliance 90/THE GREENS) the participants deepened the exchange and were introduced to companies and projects on the municipal level. The Dialog is funded by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with funds from the European Recovery Program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and supported by the American Council on Germany.

  • 10 November 2016 - 13 November 2016

    Leadership Program | Aspen Leadership Seminar

    "For today's emerging leaders who are lonely at the top, this forum provides a safe space to reflect upon and develop a true authentic leadership style. It’s that experience that keeps bringing me back." Dr. Shikha Nehru Sharma, Nutri-Health Systems Pvt.Ltd., Managing Director

  • 8 November 2016

    Policy Program | Third Berlin Transatlantic Forum: “The Liberal Order under Siege?”
    Where is the West heading in times of rising populism, re-nationalization, globalization-fatigue, and a growing divide between cosmopolitan elites and those left behind? On November 8, 2016, when the United States elected a new president, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted its annual Berlin Transatlantic Conference. The Conference brought together distinguished experts from Germany, Europe, and the United States, who discussed with an audience of more than 150 guests their analyses and possible solutions in regard to the big picture issues, of which Donald Trump’s presidency is just a symptom. His rise fits the wave of populists whose support has swelled in many Western democracies. On both sides of the Atlantic we are seeing mounting frustration with the lingering effects of the global financial crisis and the euro-crisis, terrorist attacks spreading fear, concerns surrounding record levels of migration, and growing doubt over political elites’ abilities to address these and other crises. These developments have a profound impact inside Western democracies, as Brexit has shown, but also on their foreign policy and with it on the EU, the Transatlantic alliance and their ability to uphold the liberal order.   Click here for the conference report.

  • 8 November 2016 - 9 November 2016

    Public Program | U.S. Election Night 2016
    „Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?“ This year’s historic presidential election was of monumental importance especially for Germany as the United State’s most important ally. With a high-caliber mix of information, analysis, and entertainment, the Aspen Institute Germany, together with its transatlantic partner organizations, closely followed the election results. This event brought together experts and analysts from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as guests from the political, economic, academic, and cultural fields. To make this possible, we partnered with the American Academy in Berlin, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the German Marshall Fund, the Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft, the Embassy of the United States in Berlin, the international research firm YouGov Deutschland and Google, as well as our media partners Deutsche Welle, Handelsblatt Global Edition, National Public Radio Berlin and Inforadio rbb. Live reporting from the U.S. began at 1am, guests were able to enjoy live reporting from the U.S. via a satellite connection to CBS and CNN. Additionally, the ARD reported live nationwide, and the Deutsche Welle reported worldwide from the „U.S. Election Night 2016.“ The “U.S. Election Night 2016” at the Baden-Württemberg State Representation to the Federation, which counted prominent guests, including Vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, federal ministers Thomas de Maizière and Christian Schmidt, diplomats, political decision-makers, and several members of parliament as well as representatives from the economic, cultural, and business worlds, was an enormous success. On Twitter alone, tweets including our hashtag #UsPresBerlin were seen by over 264,210 users, and engaged with by over 370,239 users. Through this unparalleled joint effort by all of our partners, we were successful in bringing a bit of the American spirit to Berlin.  

  • 31 October 2016

    Public Program | “Great Again“ or “Stronger Together“? - A Briefing on the U.S. Presidential Elections
    Together with APCO Worldwide, Aspen Germany hosted a brown bag lunch discussion on the upcoming U.S. elections on October 31, 2016. Two distinguished political experts from Washington D.C., Democrat Dan Glickman and Republican Dan Scandling shared their predictions for the election result on November 8, their insights about the likely new administration, and their reflections on what the election result could mean for the United States domestically and the country’s impact on the world stage. The discussion indicated that the presidential election was not over, yet, even if there were clear tendencies. Gemeinsam mit APCO Worldwide veranstaltete das Aspen Institute Deutschland am 31. Oktober 2016 eine Brown Bag Diskussion zu den U.S. Präsidentschaftswahlen. Zwei erfahrene Polit-Profis aus Washington D.C. und beiden politischen Lagern, Dan Glickman und Dan Scandling, legten ihre Einschätzungen bezüglich des Wahlausgangs dar und diskutierten mit den Gästen über mögliche neue Regierungen und welche Konsequenzen dies für die Vereinigten Staaten, Europa und die gesamte Welt haben werde. Die Diskussion ergab, dass trotz klarer Tendenzen die Wahl noch nicht entschieden sei.

  • 24 October 2016

    Public Program | Discussion: "Britain, Germany and the European future after Brexit”
    On October 24, 2016 the Aspen Institute hosted a panel discussion with Lord Stephen K. Green of Hurstierpoint, Member of the House of Lords, former Minister of State for Trade and Investments, and former Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc. on “Britain, Germany and the European future after Brexit“. Lord Green discussed in a relaxed atmosphere with Rüdiger Lentz, Director of the Aspen Institute Germany about the Brexit impact on economy and politics. According to him, the establishment had not understood the division within the country, for example between the older and the younger generation, higher socioeconomic classes and lower ones or most and foremost between politicians and their constituents. He clarified that tailor-made arrangements would be indispensable, as he did not consider a “Norwegian Way” as very likely and rather predicted a “hard Brexit”.

  • 10 October 2016

    Public Program | Roundtable Discussion: Into The Clouds. European SMEs and the Digital Age
    On October 10, 2016, Aspen Germany and the Atlantic Council co-hosted a roundtable discussion on Europe’s cloud-computing landscape. Tyson E. Barker, senior research fellow at the Brandenburgisches Institute for Society and Security, presented his findings and policy recommendations on the topic. Among them he explained that, considering its economic power, Germany’s process of adopting to the Cloud-Industry was surprisingly low, thus making Germany “the unlikely laggard“. A controversial discussion followed, led by Dr. Burwell from the Atlantic Council and Clark Parsons from the Internet Economy Foundation. Many aspects of the digital economy were discussed, such as legal and security issues. You can read Tyson E. Barker's publication here.

  • 28 September 2016

    Leadership Program | Aspen Leadership Alumni Roundtable: “What got us here, won’t get us there”
    On September 18, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted its third Leadership Alumni Roundtable featuring Dr. Friedrich Kuhn, mathematician, philosopher, musician, former Engagement Manager at McKinsey and leader of the global leadership advisory activities around “Transformational Leadership” at Egon Zehnder International. In times of discontinuity it is necessary to expand our understanding of leadership. The times of the “heroic leader” are over and the usual top-down pattern does not work any more, while the need to create alignment and followership when entering unchartered territory is higher than ever. Giving examples of successful Transformational Leadership processes within globally operating organizations, and in discussion with participants, Friedrich Kuhn identified the core elements of “good leadership“, which is necessary to master such crucial changes.

  • 5 September 2016 - 8 September 2016

    Policy Program Western Balkans Conference on “Countering Radicalization, Nationalism, and Division: How to Better Promote Inclusive, Multi-Ethnic, Liberal Societies?“
    On September 05-08, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office hosted a conference in Alt-Madlitz. The topic of the conference was “Countering Radicalization, Nationalism, and Division: How to Better Promote Inclusive, Multi-Ethnic, Liberal Societies?”. The rise of nationalism and social divisions in Europe, and especially in the Western Balkans, have put democracy to a test. Against this background, the conference focused on the role of politics, civil society, and media to encounter nationalism and ethno-nationalism and advocate for reconciliation and peaceful coexistence in the region. The discussions included topics like regional cooperation on different levels, responding to radicalization, and the importance of reconciliation between countries and regions in the Western Balkans. Participants discussed with members of the German Bundestag as well as with State Minister for Europe, Michael Roth, about cooperation between the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans, and Germany’s special role in the context of political rapprochement. Overall the discussions pointed out that the combination of rising nationalism, EU enlargement fatigue, and lack of economic perspective puts the development of the region at risk.

  • 1 September 2016

    Public Program | Aspen background briefing and discussion for Information Officers of the German Armed Forces on U.S. foreign and security policy
    On September 1, 2016 the Aspen Institute hosted a briefing for Youth Information Officers of the German Armed Forces before their trip to the USA. Brent A. Meier, Senior Officer and expert on Iran at the Embassy of the United States in Berlin informed about current issues of U.S. foreign and security policy. In a subsequent Q&A, moderated by Rüdiger Lentz, Mr. Meier gave some insights in the German-American relationship and the nuclear deal with Iran.

  • 21 July 2016

    Policy Program | Background briefing on Macedonia for Bundestag staffers with Dane Taleski and Hans-Ulrich Südbeck
    On July 21, 2016, employees of political organizations and staffers of the German Bundestag were invited to the Aspen Institute Germany to discuss the current developments in Macedonia with Dane Taleski, Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Southeast European Studies (CSEES) at the University in Graz and former board member of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia and Hans-Ulrich Südbeck, Head of Division 209 Western Balkans in the German Foreign Office.

  • 13 July 2016

    Leadership Program | Aspen Leadership Alumni Roundtable: “Decision making processes in Politics and Business: What Role do Personal Devaluations Play?”
    On July 13, 2016, the Aspen Institute hosted its second Aspen Leadership Alumni roundtable featuring Dr. Barbara Strohschein, philosopher, author, coach and founder of the Philosophical Practice of Values, and Dr. Johannes Bohnen, Aspen Leadership-Alumnus (June 2015), managing partner, BOHNEN Public Affairs and co-founder of the Atlantic Initiative. At a first glance it may sound like a paradox, but our values can trigger devaluation. Differences in what we value don’t end with the individual sphere. The participants of the roundtable discussed how politics are influenced by personal devaluations, what impact personal devaluations have on societies and if personal appreciation can serve as the foundation condition for long-lasting peace.

  • 12 July 2016

    Policy Program |Background briefing and evaluation of the Paris Summit and the Berlin Process for staffers of the German Bundestag and employees of political foundations with Matthias Lüttenberg and Tobias Flessenkemper
    On July 12, 2016, Bundestag staffers and employees of political organizations were invited to the Aspen Institute Germany for an informal evaluation of the Paris Summit and the Berlin Process. Matthias Lüttenberg, Deputy Head of Division 212 (Bilateral Relations with the States of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe as well as Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus) at the Federal Chancellery, and Tobias Flessenkemper, Co-organizer of the Reflection Forum on the Conference of Paris on the Western Balkans on May 31, and of the Western Balkans Civil Society Forum on July 4 in Paris at the European Institute – Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) gave an overview of the recent developments.

  • 21 June 2016

    Friends of Aspen Germany | Assembly of the Friends of the Aspen Institute 2016
    Traditionally, the “Verein der Freunde des Aspen Instituts” met prior to the summer party to hold its annual assembly. Dr. Roland Hoffmann-Theinert, chairman of the Verein der Freunde, who was re-elected by the assembly, as well as Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, assessed that the previous year and the realised events had been a great success. Moreover, the board presented their financial report and the assembly elected Ulrich Misgeld as new treasurer.

  • 21 June 2016

    Public Program | Aspen Summer Party 2016 of the Aspen Institute Germany and the “Verein der Freunde des Aspen Instituts”
    On June 21, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany and the Verein der Freunde of the Aspen Institute hosted its annual Summer Party at the Mendelssohn Remise in Berlin. Given the wonderful location and the lovely weather, our guests had a pleasant evening at our Summer Party. This evening’s guest of honor Richard Kühnel, Head of the European Commission Representation in Germany, together with Rüdiger Lentz, discussed “The European Union before the UK Referendum – Thoughts on European Unity” and the implications of a potential “Brexit” for the European Union. In addition to the insightful discussion, the Aspen Institute offered a public screening of the final preliminary game of Germany against Northern Ireland as part of the Football European championship – which was crowned with a German victory.

  • 21 June 2016

    Policy Program | Expert Discussion: “ISAF: Lessons Learned from the Mission in Afghanistan”
    On June 21, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany took part in an expert discussion with representatives from ministries, NGO’s/GO’s, Members of the Bundestag, and academia on Lessons Learned from the ISAF-Mission in Afghanistan. The attending experts discussed the question of a coherent common approach, the relation between the military and NGO’s/GO’s, and the effects of the departmental principal on missions abroad. Participants introduced their first hand experiences and engaged in a lively discussion. The event was co-hosted by Aspen Germany, the military commissioner to the parliament, the German Bundeswehrverband, and the reservist association.

  • 16 June 2016

    Public Program | Aspen background briefing and discussion on Palestine and Israel with representatives from OneVoice
    On June 16, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted a background briefing on Palestine and Israel with representatives from OneVoice. The NGO aims to appeal to the civil society in Palestine, Israel, and beyond, in order to encourage a peaceful conflict resolution from within society. During the background briefing, OneVoice staffers outlined their activities, especially concerning their workshops with students all over Europe. Thereby, they conveyed new perspectives on the difficult situation in the Middle East.

  • 14 June 2016 - 17 June 2016

    Policy Program | Conference on “Democratization of political processes and overcoming political-ideological polarization“
    On June 14-17, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany with the support of the Federal Foreign Office co-hosted a conference with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania in Durrës. The topic of the conference was “Democratization of political processes and overcoming political-ideological polarization“. Democratization of political processes in the Western Balkans has substantially improved over the past years. However, difficulties remain. Against this background, participants focused on questions of the role of parliaments, radicalization and political polarization, ideological and programmatic differences between political parties, the role of media, and women’s political participation. The discussions in particular involved questions how to rebuild trust between antagonistic parties, how to engage women in politics and how to further freedom of media and expression. Participants discussed how further political crises can be avoided and how democratization can be strengthened by political elites and civil society throughout the region. In addition, some conference participants discussed on a public panel about “The role of the European Union in the democratic processes in the Western Balkan region” organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania.

  • 31 May 2016

    Public Program | Brexit or Bremain – What will happen and what does it mean for Europe?
    On May 31, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted within the frame of its public program and in cooperation with YouGov a panel discussion about a possible Brexit. Several political and societal representatives from the United Kingdom and from Germany participated in the event. Before two lively panel discussions, YouGov presented the results of the latest survey conducted in several countries about the consequences of the UK leaving the EU.
    During the debate, it became clear that the participating panelists had very different points of view and that their attitudes rested on differing assumptions. Especially Iain Duncan Smith (Conservative Party, MP) as one of the leaders of the Brexit campaign challenged the opinion of the majority of panellists that the UK should remain a part of the EU for the sake of its own benefit.

  • 31 May 2016

    Public Program | Panel Discussion: "Brexit or Bremain – What will happen and what does it mean for Europe?"
    On May 31, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted within the frame of its public program and in cooperation with YouGov a panel discussion about a possible Brexit. Several political and societal representatives from the United Kingdom and from Germany participated in the event. Before two lively panel discussions, YouGov presented the results of the latest survey conducted in several countries about the consequences of the UK leaving the EU.
    During the debate, it became clear that the participating panelists had very different points of view and that their attitudes rested on differing assumptions. Especially Iain Duncan Smith (Conservative Party, MP) as one of the leaders of the Brexit campaign challenged the opinion of the majority of panelists that the UK should remain a part of the EU for the sake of its own benefit.

  • 27 May 2016

    Policy Program | Background briefing on Bosnia and Herzegovina for Bundestag staffers with Srecko Latal
    On May 27, 2016, Bundestag staffers were invited to the Aspen Institute Germany for a confidential background briefing on recent developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina with Strecko Latal, Regional Editor for Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and Director for Bosnia and Herzegovina of Social Overview Service (SOS).

  • 4 May 2016

    Public Program | Round Table Discussion with Congressman Jim Himes and member of the German Bundestag Jörn Wunderlich about international exchange programs of the German Bundestag
    On May 4, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany, together with U.S. Congressman Jim Himes, 4th District of Connecticut, followed the invitation of Jörn Wunderlich, member of the German Bundestag and the Left Party’s spokesperson for family policies, to participate in a round table discussion about the international exchange programs of the German Bundestag. Hereby, several American recipients of the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) and the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (PPP) shared their experiences in Germany. In regards to the averted budget cuts for exchange programs, all participants remained convinced of the huge importance of preserving and even expanding exchange programs at various levels.

  • 26 April 2016

    Public Program | Lunch Discussion with Anthony L. Gardner: “USA and Europe: Partners in Trade and Politics beyond Obama?”
    On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, the Aspen Institute in cooperation with H.E. Pablo Garcia-Berdoy, Spanish Ambassador to Germany hosted an exclusive lunch with Anthony L. Gardner, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. The lunch was held at the residence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain, where Ambassador Gardner shared his thoughts on President Obama's visit in Hanover, on TTIP, and on US-EU relations.

  • 14 April 2016

    Public Program | Discussion with Ulrich Deppendorf on “Report from Berlin: Politics & Journalism - first hand!”
    On April 14, 2016 the Aspen Institute, in cooperation with the China Club Berlin, hosted an interview with former Head and Editor-in-Chief of the ARD-Hauptstadtstudio Ulrich Deppendorf on the topic “Report from Berlin: ‘Politics and Journalism –first hand!’” Mr. Deppendorf commented on current issues, discussed latest developments in the journalistic field and, in a casual atmosphere and in accordance with the motto “first hand!”, recounted several anecdotes about direct encounters and interviews with high-ranking political figures.

  • 6 April 2016

    Public Program | Exclusive Dinner and Debate: “Europe and the Refugee Crisis: a Split Between Humanity and Realpolitik”
    On April 6, 2016, on the invitation of H.E. Pietro Benassi, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted an exclusive dinner and debate on “Europe and the Refugee Crisis: a Split Between Humanity and Realpolitik” with opening remarks by Dr. Otto Schily, Former Federal Minister of the Interior of the Federal Republic of Germany, followed by comments from H.E. Hüseyin Avni Karshoğlu, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Berlin. The lively discussion was moderated by Rüdiger Lentz. The festive evening event on April 6 was followed by the launch of the „Aspen European Initiative“ (AEI) in Berlin on April 7. The Aspen European Initiative is the general framework for enhanced cooperation among all seven Aspen European Partners, designed to tackle key-strategic issues of great relevance for Europe. The April event focused on the current refugee crisis and is impact on the unity and security of the European Union. Under the leadership of chairwoman Marta Dassú, Aspen Italia, representatives from Aspen Italia, Aspen Prague, Aspen Romania, and Aspen Kyiv discussed how to best build collaboration and cohesion among themselves.

  • 5 April 2016 - 7 April 2016

    Policy Program | Second Aspen Transatlantic Workshop: "Ideas wanted! Rebuilding trust in democracy... and the European idea"
    The Aspen Institute Germany hosted its Second Aspen Transatlantic Workshop in Berlin from April 5-7, 2016. The workshop brought together more than 50 experts and decision makers from Europe and the U.S. from politics, business, media, and academia including 14 staffers from the US Congress and German Bundestag. Dedicated to the topic “Ideas wanted! Rebuilding trust in democracy … and the European idea”, participants discussed current challenges to liberal democracy, the rise of populism and what this means in a digital age. The conversations centered in particular on the questions: “What place for Islam in a secular Europe?”, “How to deal with autocratic governments?” and “Can Europe survive without American leadership?” which were addressed in three breakout groups. The concluding high-level panel on “The refugee crisis and its repercussions for Europe” with representatives from Hungary, Sweden, Turkey, as well as the European Commission and the German Federal Foreign Office offered diverse insights from different national and European perspectives.

  • 3 April 2016 - 8 April 2016

    Policy Program | Bundestag and Congress Staffers Exchange Program
    From April 3-8, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany invited for the third time staffers of the German Bundestag and the U.S. Congress to a cross-party exchange. The participants engaged in an in-depth dialog about the present as well as the future of transatlantic relations. Furthermore, they received the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts and decision-makers in politics, economy, and civil society. The Transatlantic Program of the Federal Government is financing the staffers exchange.

  • 31 March 2016

    Public Program | Reception and Exclusive Guided Tour through the Exhibition “Art From The Holocaust”
    On March 31, 2016, our corporate member Deutsche Bank AG invited the Friends of the Aspen Institute Germany to a reception and exclusive guided tour through the exhibition “Art From The Holocaust” in the German Historical Museum in Berlin. The German Historical Museum in Berlin exhibited 100 pieces of art from the Israeli memorial site Yad Vashem for the fist time in Germany. Prisoners made the pieces under inhumane conditions and in secret in different concentration camps, labor camps, and ghettos. An art historian of the museum gave the guided tour. We thank the Deutsche Bank AG and especially Ansgar Tietmeyer, who supported the exhibition – which originates from a cooperation with the memorial site Yad Vashem – and made the exclusive guided tour possible.

  • 22 March 2016

    Aspen Leadership Program | First Leadership Alumni Roundtable
    The Aspen Institute Germany hosted its first Aspen Leadership Alumni roundtable on March 22, 2016 together with Andreas Krebs, Leadership-Alumnus (Nov. 2013) and Vice-Chair of the Aspen Board of Trustees. The session was dedicated to the topic „Challenge, Charisma, Championship! Between Hegel, Kant, Marx and Machiavelli: What makes leadership so fascinating and how do we define success?“
    Andreas challenged the audience by asking how one can ignite an employee’s motivation and enthusiasm for which recognition and appreciation are key elements. In a Kantian sense, there is a difference between “carrying responsibility and having responsibility.” Involving the individual worker in the company is central for creating a sense of community and establishing a connection between individual and company. Using the metaphor of an orchestra, anecdotes from his everyday life as a global CEO, and classical exercises on trust building, Andreas outlined the base for a successful relationship between employees, leaders, and the company: trust.

  • 7 March 2016

    Public Program | Brown Bag Lunch: „A World out of Joint – Germany’s Changing Role in Today’s World“
    On March 7, 2016 The Aspen Institute Germany welcomed Fellows of the prestigious White House Fellows Program to a Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Karsten Voigt, former Coordinator for the Transatlantic Cooperation, on the topic: “A World out of Joint – Germany’s Changing Role in Today’s World.”
    In the first part of this meeting, Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker, Deputy Director of The Aspen Institute Germany, and Dr. Karsten Voigt informed the distinguished group on Germany’s current role in the world and how it, under certain circumstances, has changed in recent years. Furthermore, they brought the changed perception of Germany’s role, as well as its limits in the world into question. In this context, Dr. Karsten Voigt pointed out the importance of international law and norms in German foreign policy and the necessity of intensive multilateral cooperation in Europe as well as globally.
    In the second part, the guests had the opportunity to pose questions and comments to Dr. Karsten Voigt. In the process, they controversially discussed the challenges and chances of an intensified integration within the EU, and the challenges for Germany as well as the USA at interacting with Russia. Moreover, the guests disputed chances and challenges in regards to the refugee crisis and the possible consequences for Germany and the EU in a long term.
    At the end, the participants emphasized the importance of sustaining the German-American relations and commended the Aspen Institute Germany for its transatlantic commitment.

  • 2 March 2016

    Public Program | Background Breakfast Briefing: “The Day after Super Tuesday:
 The U.S. Election Campaign and Potential Consequences for Europe”
    On March 2, 2016, The Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin hosted a Background Breakfast Briefing with Prof. Dr. Earl Fry, Professor of Political Science and Endowed Professor of Canadian Studies at Brigham Young University on the topic: „The Day after Super Tuesday: The US-Election Campaign and Potential Consequences for Europe“
    After a short welcome and introduction of Prof. Dr. Earl Fry by Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker, Deputy Director of The Aspen Institute Germany, Fry began with his briefing about the results of Super Tuesday. In the process, he outlined the recent economic developments in the US and the increasingly polarized voters, which are opposing the political establishment. In the subsequent discussion, the events in the United States were compared to the current situation in Europe, and the possible consequences of the particular candidates for the transatlantic relations were discussed. At the end of the morning though, a clear prognosis was concluded: Hillary Clinton will prevail and has good chances become the President in this year’s election.

  • 25 February 2016 - 28 February 2016

    Leadership Program |Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice"

    "For today's emerging leaders who are lonely at the top, this forum provides a safe space to reflect upon and develop a true authentic leadership style. It’s that experience that keeps bringing me back." Dr. Shikha Nehru Sharma, Nutri-Health Systems Pvt.Ltd., Managing Director


  • 24 February 2016

    Public Program | Book Presentation: Peter Schneider "An der Schönheit kann's nicht liegen..."

    On February 24, 2016 The Aspen Institute Germany and Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus invited to a reading with the author and essayist Peter Schneider. The occasion was Schneider’s newest book, in which he depicts his adopted hometown:

    An der Schönheit kann’s nicht liegen... 
Berlin – Portrait einer ewig unfertigen Stadt.

    The event started with welcoming words by Catherine von Fürstenberg-Dussmann, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Peter Dussmann-Foundation and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute Germany. Then, after a short introduction by Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, Peter Schneider took the audience on an authentic journey through Berlin.

    The reading was followed by an Interview with Rüdiger Lentz, in which Schneider discussed on current cultural and political topics concerning Berlin and answered questions from the audience. At the subsequent reception, the guests had the opportunity to purchase a personally autographed copy of Schneider’s book.

  • 10 February 2016

    Public Program | Aspen After-Work Briefing: "Beyond Iowa and New Hampshire: The Dynamics of the U.S. Presidential Race 2016"
    On February 10, 2016 the Aspen Institute Germany invited to an After-Work Background Briefing with the former Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America on the topic: Beyond Iowa and New Hampshire: The Dynamics of the U.S. Presidential Race 2016“.

    In the first part of the background talk, Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, former Senator Chris Dodd, and Dr. Marco Overhaus, Associate of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs discussed the latest results of the primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire, noted the link to special features and difficulties of the American election system and outlined the role of the media and other political institutions in the election campaigns.

    In the second part, the invited guests and experts had the opportunity to pose questions and comments to Senator Dodd and Dr. Marco Overhaus. In doing so, they controversially disputed the ongoing success of polarizing candidates and their impact on the reputation of the presidential office, the seemingly lacking political middle in the election campaigns, as well as the current challenges in the transatlantic relations.

    At the end, Senator Dodd emphasized the importance of sustaining the German-American relations and commended the Aspen Institute Germany for its transatlantic commitment.

  • 2 February 2016 - 4 February 2016

    Policy Program | Germia Hill Conference
    On February 2-3, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany was this year’s partner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo in organizing the Germia Hill conference in Prishtina. Under the overall topic “South East European Security in Light of Wider Regional Challenges”, 180 high-level politicians, diplomats, decision-makers, and experts gathered to discuss the security challenges Europe is facing. Issues addressed included the Roles of NATO and the EU in the Western Balkans, implications of the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine for European security, international migration and its impact on European Unity, global efforts of counter narration to violent extremism, energy security as well as the future of the Euro-Atlantic Community. The conference was opened by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa. Further participants included the Deputy Prime Ministers from Kosovo, Macedonia, and Montenegro, the Foreign Minister of Malta, the Defense Minister of Albania, and the Deputy Foreign Ministers of Turkey and Hungary.

  • 27 January 2016

    Public Program | Discussion on “8 Years after Independence – Kosovo between Isolation and EU Integration?”
    On January 27, 2016 the Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Kosovo had the pleasure of hosting H.E. Bekim Çollaku, Minister for European Integration of the Republic of Kosovo, for a discussion with Dr. Ernst Reichel, Ambassador, Special Envoy for South Eastern Europe, Turkey, and the EFTA States in the German Federal Foreign Office and Gunther Krichbaum, Member of the German Bundestag and Chairman of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union. The focus of discussions was Kosovo’s progress over the past years, in particular with regard to its European integration efforts. One of the key issues addressed was the issue of visa liberalization for Kosovo citizens. While it was pointed out that the current refugee crisis in Europe was not a particularly favorable background for Kosovo’s ambitions, Minister Çollaku questioned whether it was reason enough to disregard Kosovo’s progress in fulfilling the technical criteria for liberalization, thereby isolating 1.8 million Kosovars in Europe. While Minister Çollaku warned that without substantial progress the support for EU integration in the region would be difficult to uphold, both German speakers underlined the clear perspective of EU membership for the countries in the region.

  • 25 January 2016

    Public Program | Aspen Brown Bag Lunch: "Digital Front: How terrorists use social media for their recruitment, why it works and what we can do about it"
    On January 25, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany, together with the Embassy of the United States in Berlin, invited Colonel David B. Des Roches (U.S. Army), Associate Professor at the National Defense University in Washington D.C., to a Brown Bag Lunch. Des Roches discussed, together with Alexander Ritzmann, Senior Fellow at the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security, in a small group the topic “Digital Front: How terrorists use social media for their recruitment, why it works and what we can do about it”. He outlined in detail the process and motivation leading to the radicalization of individual persons, who ultimately become fighters for terrorist groups. It became apparent that social media are getting increasingly important for recruiting and indoctrinating potential fighters. Ritzmann added to the discussion by speaking about his research on “push-factors” created by terrorists groups in order to, among other things, isolate those already marginalized by society. Ritzman also stressed that over 98 per cent of the target group of potential recruits do not heed the call of terrorist groups. Finally, Des Roches pointed out how such actions by terror groups can be countered and how the threat emanating from foreign fighters can be minimized.

  • 5 January 2016

    Policy Program | Discussion with US Congress Senior Staffers and Staffers of the German Bundestag
    On January 5, 2016, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted high-ranking members of various U.S. Congress committees as part of a visit by U.S. Congress Senior Staffers. After a brief summary of current security challenges by member of the German Bundestag and the Greens’ spokesperson on Foreign Policy Omid Nouripour, the U.S. senior staffers and staff members of the German Bundestag discussed said challenges. Despite different opinions on potential solutions, participants agreed that international crises represent challenges to the transatlantic community and as such can only be solved cooperatively.

  • 7 December 2015

    Public Program | Background Breakfast Briefing: “Israel – Germany – USA: 
Common Threats and Common Answers”

    The Aspen Institute Germany and the AJC Berlin Ramer Institute invited distinguished guests to a Breakfast Background Briefing with David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee, under the heading „Israel – Germany – USA: Common Threats and Common Answers“, on the 7th of December 2015, in the Aspen Institute. Together with David Harris, Rüdiger Lentz, Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, debated current challenges in the context of international terrorism and the refugee crisis, current issues regarding the trilateral relationship between Germany, Israel and the United States as well as common values, in the first part of the background briefing. In the second part, guests had the opportunity to direct their questions and concerns at David Harris and debated the controversy surrounding a possible fight against terrorism and the approach towards Israel’s neighboring countries in the context of a value-based community with conceptual differences in opinion.

  • 3 December 2015

    Policy Program | Discussion “The Roles of the Western Balkans and Turkey in a Troubled Europe”
    On December 03, 2015 the Aspen Institute Germany organized an event at the China Club Berlin with the topic “The Roles of the Western Balkans and Turkey in a Troubled Europe“. As part of Aspen’s Southeast Europe Program 2015, it commenced with a presentation of the results of a preceding working group of Deputy Ministers from the Western Balkans. A discussion between Rüdiger Lentz and Dr. Ernst Reichel, Special Envoy for Southeastern Europe, Turkey and the EFTA States in the German Foreign Office, followed the Southeast European Deputy Ministers’ presentations. The discussion evolved around current developments in the Western Balkans, Turkey as a partner in the solution of the refugee crisis, as well as the situation inside this country. Afterwards, guests had the opportunity to direct their questions and concerns at the Southeast Europe expert. Finally, the guests, Dr. Reichel and the Ministers had the opportunity to exchange opinions at a reception in the library of the China Club.  

  • 2 December 2015 - 3 December 2015

    Policy Program | Aspen Working Group Southeast Europe
    The Aspen Working Group Southeast Europe took place on December 2-3, 2015. High-level representatives of Western Balkan countries, members of the German Bundestag, and representatives from the foreign ministries of Austria and Germany came together in Berlin to summarize and discuss the results of the previous conferences. Thereby, the topics of democratic governance and public administration reform as well as regional cooperation in the Western Balkans were on the agenda. In a final session, participants agreed on possible common policies to deal with current challenges. The findings were presented to a public audience in the evening of December 3, 2015.

  • 24 November 2015

    Policy Program | Seventh Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference

    Aspen Germany’s Seventh Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ conference took place in Berlin on November 24, 2015. The conference was hosted by the Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office and the Italian Embassy in Berlin. The Foreign Ministers of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia as well as members of the German government, Bundestag, representatives of the EU and regional organizations, and delegates from Foreign Ministries including Italy, Austria, France, Great Britain, Turkey, and the U.S. discussed current security, political, and economic issues as well as progress and challenges of the individual countries in the EU integration process in a closed session. The following public event in the Italian Embassy in Berlin began with a panel discussion on “Attracting Investments – Improving the Legal and Business Framework in the Western Balkans”. Here questions regarding the improvement of the infrastructure, the region’s attractiveness for foreign investors, but also the brain drain due to the emigration of young and well-educated people were mentioned and controversially discussed. The following Foreign Minister’s panel was introduced by the opening speeches of Federal Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni. The subsequent panel discussion of the six Western Balkans Foreign Ministers covered a wide range of questions and points of discussion from the current refugee crisis to terrorism and the fight against foreign fighters, as well as the aspired EU membership and the current state of accession negotiations.

    Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier | Speech by Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni (German)

  • 8 November 2015 - 14 November 2015

    Policy Program | The Aspen German-American Dialog – Revitalizing Our Partnership to Answer Common Challenges


    From November 8-14, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted the first Aspen German-American Dialog under the auspices of the Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation, Representative Jürgen Hardt. The program aims to revitalize the German-American Partnership, to strengthen mutual understanding, and to provide a platform to find common answers to pressing problems of the 21st century at parliamentary and civil society level.

    During two public panel discussions, the participating representatives from the U.S. and Germany discussed in Berlin current and future global challenges of the transatlantic community. While the representatives continued the dialog in a closed Session, the participating civil society representatives discussed further on during three more closed panel discussions and received several briefings before leaving to the participating German constituencies.

    The Dialog is supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with funds from the European Recovery Program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

  • 5 November 2015 - 8 November 2015

    Leadership Program |Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice"

    From November 5 to 8, 2015, the Aspen Institute Germany held its 14th Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice.” Led by expert moderators Carol Gluck and Ruth Girardet and based on classical and modern texts of renowned philosophers and thinkers, the seminar convenes a small circle of high ranking decision-makers to reflect and discuss the most fundamental questions of the human condition. In a confidential atmosphere, tucked away from the demands of daily routine, decision-makers are given the space to tackle the most universal facets of the human existence, including the role of the individual, the relationship of individual freedom and the order of society, as well as the limits of power. The Seminar is especially recognized for its diversity of participants representing different areas of society not only from Germany but from across Europe.

  • 27 October 2015

    Public Program | Discussion: "Fit for Action - the Future of the German Bundeswehr”


    The Aspen Institute Germany organized a discussion with Dr. Katrin Suder, Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry of Defence, with the topic “Fit for Action - the Future of the German Bundeswehr”, on October 27, 2015. In a conversation with Rüdiger Lentz, Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, State Secretary Suder explained her experience and understanding of her tasks, as well as the military reforms that are currently taking place in Germany. Subsequently, the guests had the opportunity to pose further questions to State Secretary Suder during the discussion and the reception in the China Club Berlin.

  • 14 October 2015

    Aspen Annual Gala with Garry Kasparov

    The Berlin Transatlantic Conference on October 14, 2015 concluded with a festive evening, the Aspen Annual Gala. More than 170 guests came to support Aspen Germany’s work of strengthening transatlantic relations and our open societies. Former chess world champion and political activist Garry Kasparov was greeted with standing ovations when he delivered his keynote in which he argued that Assad, Putin, and ISIS will not go away on their own, thus „we must fight and we must start now, because the price will only be higher tomorrow. The alternative is not to avoid conflict, because conflict is unavoidable. It is already here. This battle is for our values. This battle is for the modern world we have built on those values."
    The other highlight of the evening was Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. being honored with the Shepard Stone Award for Outstanding Transatlantic Leadership. Mr. Lauder, who for health reasons was unable to receive the award in person, joined the audience by video. The Laudatio was given by Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference.

  • 13 October 2015 - 14 October 2015

    Policy Program | Second Berlin Transatlantic Conference: "Western Values under Siege. How Open Societies Compete in a Multipolar World"

    The end of the Cold War led many to think, that the ideological battle between East and West would be over. From now on, it was assumed, most nations, if not all, would strive to adopt the model of Western liberal democracy and its foundation of universal human rights. This vision did not materialize. Instead, countries like Russia and China today openly oppose the concept of Western values and declare them to be inconsistent with their own civilizations and traditions. They even present themselves as an alternate model. Islamic extremists especially ISIS stun the world with their barbarism and ability t o attract young followers in the West.
    On October 14, the Berlin Transatlantic Conference brought together distinguished experts and decision-makers from both sides of the Atlantic and an audience of 170 guests to discuss the state of Western Values and search for ways, how the West can restore credibility and promote the strength and attractiveness of its ideals without betraying them. In her greeting address to the conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the importance of shared values: “In our transatlantic community of shared values as elsewhere, we are called upon to act by crises like those in Ukraine and Syria, by international terrorism and by the many million s of people fleeing war, violence and poverty. It is therefore all the more important for us to be conscious of our values, keep faith with our convictions and to act in concert with our transatlantic partners.”

  • 11 October 2015 - 14 October 2015

    Policy Program | Bundestag and Congress Staffers Exchange Program

    From October 11 to 14, 2015, the Aspen Institute Germany invited a group of young American Congress Staffers and German Staffers from the Bundestag in the context of an Exchange Program to Berlin. During the program, participants discussed past, present, and possible futures for transatlantic relations among themselves, as well as with decision-makers from politics, business , and civil society. As in the previous year, the staffers had the opportunity to give a statement prior to the panels during the Second Transatlantic Conference.
    The program has been made possible with funding from the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Government.

  • 5 October 2015

    Public Program | Discussion “Fortress Europe under siege – a challenge for solidarity”

    On October 5, 201 5 the Aspen Institute Germany and the Embassy of Italy organized a panel discussion in the “Refugee’s Church Berlin” (Flüchtlingskirche) to tackle questions regarding the refugee crisis. The growing numbers of refugees heading for Europe are testing European solidarity. As there is no sign of an end to the seemingly endless stream of refugees, each EU Member State is confronted with an enormous humanitarian challenge. As the vast majority of refugees seems to have chosen Germany as their destination, this challenge holds especially true for Federal Republic. How can Europe account for its humanitarian responsibilities? What means could appropriately and sufficiently accommodate the needs of such large quantities of refugees? How can the European Union support and assist authorities in the Western Balkans, the Mediterranean Sea and the Horn of Africa, which lie on the path of refugees and are home to migrants searching for economical stability or asylum in other countries themselves? What consequences will the refugee crisis bring for the EU? What roll can and must Germany assume in this regard and how can its municipalities deal with this task? Among the discussants were:
    H .E. Pietro Benassi, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to the Federal Republic of Germany,
    Harald Glöde, Board Member, boderline-europe – Menschenrechte ohne Grenzen e. V.,
    Elisabeth Kotthaus, Political Affairs Department, Representation Office of the EU Commission in Germany,
    Envoy Boro Šuput, Chargé d’affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the Federal Republic of Germany,
    Michael Tetzlaff, Head of Department Migration, Refugees, European Harmonisation, Federal Ministry of the Interior.
    The panel discussion was chaired by Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany.

  • 30 September 2015

    Public Program | Discussion: “Russia and the West: Permanent Crisis or New Perspectives?

    The Aspen Institute Germany organized an Interview alongside a discussion of the topic „Russia and the West: permanent crisis or new perspectives“ with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation S.E. Wladimir M. Grinin in the China Club Berlin. Dr. Kuchenbecker, who moderated the Interview, addressed among other subjects Russia’s perspective on Western values, the conflict with Ukraine, the European sanctions against Russia and the situation in Syria. Subsequently the audience had the opportunity to address the Ambassador and pose questions during a short discussion.

  • 18 September 2015

    Public Program | Roundtable Discussion with Governor Jack Allen Markell

    On September 18, 2015, the Aspen Institute Germany organized a small luncheon discussion with the Governor of Delaware, Jack Allen Markell, and his trade and investment delegation including the Executive Director of the German-American Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia, Ms Lydia Sarson. The roundtable discussion amongst members of the Aspen Board, corporate members of the Aspen Institute Germany, the DCM of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Mr. Kent Logsdon, and the Governor gave all participants a valuable insight of the current status of German-American relations, the upcoming presidential elections in the U.S. as well as future opportunities for a closer collaboration between our two economies.

  • 17 September 2015

    Public Program | Berlin Seminar: “Advancing the transatlantic digital agenda“

    On September 17, the Aspen Institute hosted a taskforce organized by the Atlantic Council to discuss how to „Advance the Transatlantic Digital Agenda“. The group’s fact-finding trip began a few days earlier in Brussels, where they met with EU decision-makers to learn about their perspectives on the issue. The taskforce, consisting of EU and U.S. experts on the digital economy, then traveled to Berlin to meet with experts representing government, private sector and the vibrant Berlin start-up scene.
    The overall objective of their mission is to gather insights about the different perspectives and compose a comprehensive report - to be released in D.C., as well as Brussels, at the end of this year - that proposes recommendations and suggest the next steps on this important issue.
    The opening workshop was led by Dr. Frances Burwell, the Project Director of the Task Force on Advancing the Transatlantic Digital Agenda at the Atlantic Council, who emphasized that the purpose of this trip is to collect information and invited for an open and honest dialog.
    Issues debated were 1) the role that digitalization plays in today’s economy and its importance to economic growth and innovation; 2) the level of trust towards governments as well as the way the different societies deal with the unavoidable disruption that digitalization is bringing about, influence the privacy debate – while the importance of privacy dominates the more risk-averse European side, the U.S. side puts innovation and growth first; 3) the practicality of a transatlantic digital marketplace. Questions like: how flexible are our economies and to what degree is regulatory intervention sensible or even desirable were posed.
    In the end, the discussion returned to the core question and participants deliberated on how to create and further build trust and consensus, as regulation alone will most likely not succeed.

  • 14 September 2015 - 17 September 2015

    Policy Program | Conference on “Regional Cooperation in the Western Balkans“


    On September 14 to 17, 2015, the Aspen Institute Germany with the support of the Federal Foreign Office co-hosted a conference with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro in Budva. The topic of the conference was “Regional Cooperation in the Western Balkans“. Regional dialog and cooperation in the Western Balkans has substantially improved over the past years. However, difficulties remain. Against this background, participants focused on questions of economic and security cooperation. After evaluating the current state of regional cooperation, the role of civil society was discussed. In this regard, the recent Civil Society Forum at the Vienna Summit was a point of discussion. Furthermore, regional cooperation was related to different security issues. Participants talked about the ways of how to combat terrorism, foreign fighters, and organized crime in the Western Balkans. Besides, the current migration crisis was mentioned as a challenge for the Western Balkans and was diversely discussed from political, social, and economic perspectives. When it came to regional economic cooperation, energy security and infrastructure development were on the agenda. Especially the role of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and its South East Europe 2020 Strategy were on the table. Participants concluded that much was done during the last years, but more has to be done in the upcoming years. The role of the European Union to foster regional cooperation in the Western Balkans will remain essential for improvements.

  • 2 September 2015

    Public Program | Aspen Brown Bag Lunch: “The U.S., Europe, and the Middle East: What are the stakes and what are our options?”

    On September 2, 2015, the Aspen Institute hosted an Aspen Brown Bag Lunch on “The U.S., Europe, and the Middle East: What are the stakes and what are our options ?” with Dr. Adam Garfinkle, founding editor of The American Interest and former principal speechwriter to the U.S. Secretary of State. At first, the current situation in the Middle East was briefly summarized. It was explained that the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, which had long been the central source of unrest in the region, had now been replaced by religious conflicts. Regarding the influence of U.S. foreign policy in the region, the argument was presented that the U.S. war against Iraq and the withdrawal of all U.S. troops in 2011 had left a vacuum in the region and thereby opened up the opportunity for Al Qaeda and ISIS to step in, infiltrate ungoverned areas, and further radicalize respectively militarize the already fragile region. The Obama Administration’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011 was criticized as too soon, as well as the failure to successfully negotiate a SOFA-Agreement with the Iraqi Government. The participants also discussed the Nuclear Agreement with Iran and the U.S. relationship with Israel. Toward the end of the discussion, Turkey’s decisive role in the fight against ISIS was stressed. However, Dr. Garfinkle remained largely skeptical with regard to intensified military engagement on the part of Turkey and mentioned the tense political situationin Turkey with snap elections to be held in November.

  • 30 June 2015 - 1 July 2015

    Policy Program | Berlin Transatlantic Workshop: "Western Values and the Challenges of a Multipolar World"

    From June, 30 to July 1, 2015 the Berlin Transatlantic Workshop „Western Values and the Challenges of a Multipolar World“ brought together 30 decision-makers from professional backgrounds in government, business, international and civil society organization, academia and the foreign service from Germany, Europe and the U.S. Together they discussed the growing challenges Western principles are experiencing in today’s world.>br /> While Russia and China present themselves as a viable alternative to the Western model, Islamic extremists, especially ISIS, stun the world with their barbarism and ability to attract young followers in the West. Moreover, opposition is also coming from within Western societies. Rising insecurity and diminishing trust in political leadership and media create space for populist movements. On a national level, Western societies are struggling to balance liberty and security. In the foreign policy arena, they are grappling with the inherent tension between their aspirations and reality, with the universalism of human rights and realpolitik. Often, Europeans and Americans do not agree on how to respond to these challenges.
    The workshop discussed what values connect the Transatlantic and how to redefine the common denominator that once gave this transatlantic bond its strength. The working group part of the conference split the participants in three groups, in which they discussed the values from various perspectives.

  • 24 June 2015

    Public Program | Exclusive Dinner with Madeleine K. Albright, former United States Secretary of State: “New Challenges for the Transatlantic Alliance: Why the West Must Work Together.”

    Aspen Germany, Aspen Spain, and the Spanish Embassy in Berlin jointly hosted a dinner discussion with Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State and member of the board of Aspen USA on the evening of June 24. Guests included ambassadors, members of parliament, Aspen board and corporate members, and representatives of think tanks and foundations, who engaged in a lively conversation about pressing issues ranging from Russia to TTIP, from Turkey and Islamist extremism to the relevance of Western values. Secretary Albright acknowledged that Europeans and Americans have to work out several disagreements, but especially stressed the importance and necessity of a close German-American cooperation and called on both countries to stand up for our values and the achievements of our open societies.

  • 22 June 2015

    Friends of Aspen Germany | Assembly of the Friends of the Aspen Institute 2015

    Just like every year, the "Verein der Freunde des Aspen Instituts" met prior to the summer party to hold its annual assembly. The board presented their activity and financial reports and the members voted on our new family memberships. Vice chairman Britt Eckelmann and treasurer Ulrich Plett were reelected for three more years on the Board of the "Verein der Freunde".

  • 22 June 2015

    Public Program | Summer Party of the Aspen Institute Germany and the „Verein der Freunde des Aspen Instituts“ 2015: "Export above all else? Germany’s chances and risks in a globalized world“

    On the occasion of this year’s summer party on June 22, Rüdiger Lentz welcomed Dr. Markus Kerber, Director General and Member of the Presidential Board of the Voice of German Industry (BDI) as guest speaker. Together, they discussed chances and risks of globalization for Germany.
    Kerber called Germany a Janus-faced country. On the one hand, it has practically no raw materials, stretches over a comparably small territory and is home to only one percent of the world population. On the other hand, Germany generates about five percent of global GDP. It is world’s the second largest export nation after China and front runner in many areas. This gives the most populous EU country an extraordinary position, says Kerber, especially as Germany’s economy has been included into the open system of globalization for decades, leading to its current prosperity. Therefore, he is very astonished by Germany’s strong need for a special path/way and the rising refusal of globalization and free trade.
    At the same time, there is a strong demand in the international community of states for Germany to play a bigger role. Several countries would, e.g. in terms of climate protection, rely on Germany to make the first step ahead. As the U.S. has tried to be more restrained and cost effective in the world for several years, other countries automatically gain more responsibility. With the higher level of responsibility also come higher “costs of leadership”, which Germany would have to inevitably master now. Germany produces more than it consumes and is therefore dependent on free trade and globalization for its economic survival. Having benefited so much from globalization, Kerber said that now was the time for “pay back“: Fiscally and as an agenda setter, militarily and civilly, Germany is destined take on more of a leading role, Kerber predicted.

  • 15 June 2015 - 18 June 2015

    Policy Program | Conference on “Democratic Governance and Public Administration Reform in the Western Balkans“
    On June 15-18, 2015, the Aspen Institute Germany with the support of the Federal Foreign Office co-hosted a closed conference with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade entitled “Democratic Governance and Public Administration Reform in the Western Balkans“. The conference was opened by Ivica Dačić, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, and Rüdiger Lentz , Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany. High-level participants from the Western Balkan Six, Germany, and international and regional organizations identified and discussed central challenges the Western Balkan countries and their partners are facing. The evaluation of the current state of democratic governance and public administration was the starting point. Also questions for improvement and the role of the European Union were outlined. Moreover, the importance of a well-functioning administration was discussed. Thereby, the role of public services and human resources management was highlighted. Furthermore, accountability and transparency measures, also in the context of further reforms, were debated. The conference also stressed the importance of state institutions’ integrity including the depoliticization of the public sector. Participants searched for solutions of how to improve the effectiveness and transparency of the checks and balances system and how to make the political discourse more constructive. The conference’s last session focused on the role of parliament. Hereby, participants discussed improvements of and challenges for the legislative. Moreover, the role of political parties and different civil society actors was stressed. Participants agreed that democratic governance and public administration reform will remain essential elements of the reform processes in the Western Balkans and prerequisites for long-term peace, prosperity, and democracy in the region.

  • 11 June 2015 - 14 June 2015

    Leadership Program |Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice"

    The 13th Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice” was held at Gut Klostermühle from June 11 to 14, 2015. The Seminar was moderated by Leigh Hafrey and Ruth Girardet. Together the group reflected on classical and modern texts of renowned philosophers and thinkers and their meaning in today’s world. The seminar brought together participants from business, politics, the public and nonprofit sector, as well as from France and Romania.

  • 27 May 2015

    Leadership Program | Book Presentation and Discussion: “Return on Character. The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win”

    On 27 May 2015, Kelly Garramone, Managing Partner at KRW International, presented the book “Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win” on behalf of author and colleague Fred Kiel at the Aspen Institute Germany. The book is the product of their joint research into the connections between the character of a CEO and his or her company’s bottom line.
    They identified integrity, responsibility, forgiveness, and compassion as the four main aspects of character. They make the argument that a company’s business results are the sum of macro-economic factors, their business model, and the leadership effect.
    From 2006 to 2013, they surveyed 84 Northern American CEOs and over 8,500 of their employees and identified two types of CEOs. Whereas the first group uses head and heart to orchestrate a high-performance team (so-called virtuosos), the second group is much more self-absorbed and out for their own gains. Interestingly, many of the second group over-estimated their reputation with their employees while many of the first group under-estimated theirs.
    The average self-absorbed leader’s return on assets (net operating income as a proportion of total assets) was 1.93%, whereas the average virtuoso’s was as much as 9.35%. - meaning that virtuosos’ financial performance was about five times higher than that of self-absorbed leaders. The employee engagement in their companies turned out to be 26% higher and their corporate risk lower.
    The study concluded that a company's success depends largely on its leader: Character exponentially magnifies skills

  • 21 May 2015

    Aspen Institute Germany | Board Luncheon with Martin Klingst, senior political correspondent of "DIE ZEIT“

    On the occasion of the biannual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute Germany on May 21, 2015, the members of the board, the managing board members, and selected guests convened for a lunch discussion. Keynote speaker was Martin Klingst, who has many years of experience as the Washington correspondent for the German weekly ”DIE ZEIT“. He gave a speech about the incipient presidential campaigns in the United States. He made particular remarks on three of the sixteen Republican candidates – Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Scott Walker. Klingst said that Hillary Clinton was not facing any serious competition on the Democratic side. However, as she had already been in politics for so long and her candidacy had been announced so early, opponents could and would easily exploit her past during their campaigns.

  • 21 May 2015

    Public Program | "Collapse Middle East – German Influence und German Responsibility in a Difficult Region."

    On 21 May 2015, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted a talk with Omid Nouripour, member of the German Bundestag and foreign affairs spokesperson of the party Alliance 90/The Greens. Under the headline “Collapse Middle East – German Influence and German Responsibility“ he first focused on Iran: Although the negotiations about nuclear non-proliferation with Iran were close to being finished, Nouripour advised against early relief. Until June 30, the details would still need to be finalized, and after that the agreement would either be ratified – or not.
    Iran had now been more willing to compromise as the regime was running out of money due to the economic sanctions imposed on it: Supporting the Syrian Assad regime and the Hezbollah in Lebanon cost lots of money, the alleged support of the Houthis in Yemen as well. The treaty meant to avoid the nuclear bomb could thus lead to an increase in conventional armament, as Saudi Arabia and others were worrying.
    Nouripour was furthermore worried about the further existence of Syria and Iraq as these two were being disintegrated by the “Islamic State“ (ISIS). He was very concerned about a potential disintegration of Lebanon and called for help from the West to stabilize it, especially with regards to the critical amount of refugees populating the country.
    Nouripour named the Eastern African country Somalia as a surprisingly positive example in recent years. Although referred to as a “failed state“ for years now, signs of rule of law had been developing again around Mogadishu and the separatist entity “Somaliland“ had even developed a kind of a democracy.
    Nouripour concluded that, since the 20+ states of the Middle East, from the Comoros to Pakistan, were very diverse, fragmented solutions for every country and every region individually would be needed while at the same time the sense for the consequences on the whole region should not be lost.
    The conversation revealed the depth and complexity of the subject and raised many new questions.

  • 28 April 2015

    Public Program | Discussion: “TTIP – A Matter of Negotiation”

    “TTIP – A Matter of Negotiation“ was the topic of an event organized by the European Commission representation in Berlin, the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and the Aspen Institute Germany on April 28, 2015.
    In his keynote speech, Ignacio García Bercero, the chief negotiator on TTIP for the European Commission, stressed the necessity of a public debate. Particularly in Germany he could already see a broad discourse. He cited three main arguments in favor of TTIP: First, TTIP would make transatlantic trade easier for companies on both sides. Second, the regulation of global consumer protection would lead to an increase of economic power both in the U.S. and the EU. Third, TTIP would serve the regulation of globalization.
    In the subsequent panel discussion, Josef Janning, European Council on Foreign Relations, emphasized that TTIP would work as a coupling instrument in order to prevent Japan, India, China, South Korea, and the U.S. from surpassing the EU. Matthias Machnig, Secretary of State at the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, called for a discussion on prejudices such as a bias towards big companies, deregulation and de-democratization, and referred to the importance of unified global standards. Furthermore, he demanded a bilateral trade court with publicly appointed judges instead of the problematic dispute settlement mechanisms. Jürgen Hardt, member of the German Bundestag (CDU/CSU) and Coordinator for the Transatlantic Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Office, called TTIP “a topic for the public“ and asked for a distinction between polemics and critical public discourse. TTIP would be a great chance, especially for an exporting nation like Germany. Dieter Janecek, member of the Bundestag (Alliance 90/Greens), was more critical although he did not generally oppose TTIP. He demanded that the high security and law standards of the EU be maintained under all circumstances. He feared difficulties in the harmonization of data and consumer protection laws which were not compatible according to him. The subsequent Q&A session with the guests in Berlin and on Twitter demonstrated the willingness of the public for a critical dialog.

  • 17 April 2015

    Public Program | Background Discussion: "After the Election: What's next for Israel and Palestine?" with Samer Maklouf, Executive Director of OneVoice Palestine and Tal Harris, former Executive Director of OneVoice Israel

    On April 17, 2015 Rüdiger Lentz welcomed Samer Maklouf, Executive Director of OneVoice Palestine, and Tal Harris, former Executive Director of OneVoice Israel, at the Aspen Institute Germany for a discussion on the effects of the recent elections in Israel.
    Harris called the election results disappointing, since the polls in advance had predicted significant change. Many thought Prime Minister Netanyahu’s time had reached its end, Harris said, but now he was forming a new coalition. His Likud party garnered almost one million votes, 100,000 more than in the 2013 elections. He criticized Netanyahu’s racist comments aimed at Arab voters on election day which helped mobilize Likud voters who had not yet cast their ballots. Still, Harris noted, one has to respect the results and OneVoice would now increasingly focus on targeting Likud voters, who had not yet been reached.
    Maklouf described the current times as being sensitive because the outcome of the election had been shocking. Maklouf claimed that the only alternative to the two-state solution would be an eternal war between Israel and its neighbors. He called for more activity from Europe, particularly Germany, to promote the two-state solution. Palestine itself does not have a strategy, he said, noting that they currently were just reacting. Maklouf noted its inhabitants were mostly in favor of the two-state solution, although he mentioned there is a big difference in how Israelis and Palestinians understand the term “two-state solution,“ particularly regarding the future role of Jerusalem. Whereas up to 74% of Palestinians preferred the two-state solution in past polls conducted by OneVoice, the number dropped below 50% in 2015 as people were increasingly hopeless, Maklouf said.
    In conclusion, Harris made mention of other bi-national states in the world and their tremendous problems, even in places like Belgium. That is why, he said, he did not consider a one-state solution to be a viable option.

  • 14 April 2015

    Public Program | Brown Bag Lunch: “Putin's leadership and its implications for the West”

    On April 14, 2015, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted a brown bag lunch with Dr. Fiona Hill, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings Institution and co-author of “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin”. Together with moderator Rüdiger Lentz and 22 guests, Dr. Hill spoke about “Putin's leadership and its implications for the West.”
    According to her, one could have seen the annexation of Crimea coming, because of the region’s symbolism for Russians. She stated that Putin’s goal was a dominant Russia, both economically and politically. Hill described the dilemma of the West's reaction: While appearing too weak may include the risk of not being taken seriously enough, appearing too strong might eventually make Putin more prone to use his nuclear arsenal. According to Dr. Hill, Putin’s ultimate opponent was the United States, as he is striving for a similarly exceptional stance in international politics.
    She described Putin as a hardly predictable character with many faces, which is why he is in control of both the power to escalate and the power to deescalate. In negotiations, this would play out as a tactical advantage, but the West’s unity would ultimately be a strategic advantage. Accordingly, Dr. Hill explained that Putin was trying to sow discord among Western countries by wooing EU-critical countries like Greece and Turkey.
    She also provided insight on how the situation is perceived in the U.S.: Americans, she said, are afraid of being considered appeasers and any candidate for the presidency would be further on the right regarding America’s Russia policy than Obama.

  • 23 March 2015

    Public Program | Aspen Brown Bag Lunch: “Russia’s Foreign Policy and its View of the new European (Dis)order“


    On March 23, 2015, Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Russia in Global Affairs and Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy was our guest during the Brown Bag Lunch on “Russia’s Foreign Policy and its view of the new European (Dis)order”. Three big issues were dealt with: Russia’s current military conflict with Ukraine and the resulting implications on Russia’s position in the world; Putin’s role; and Russia’s economy. Katrin Eigendorf, reporter for ZDF and former Moscow Correspondent of RTL, interviewed Lukyanov about the current conflict.
    Most questions centered around whether Russia is at war with Ukraine. That appears to be the case, Lukyanov said, but it is a war that has never been declared. Moreover, Ukraine never developed its own identity after gaining independence and Russia did not regard Ukraine as a separate country and Kiev is often seen as the cradle of Russia, Lukyanov said. Altogether, Putin’s role was highly emphasized during the discussion, with Putin being described as not having an overall strategy, rather a vision. The annexation of Crimea was an important step to challenge a world order which had been developed without Russia, Lukyanov said. On the other hand, the Baltic States were said to react hysterically with people from the Baltic States not trusting NATO to defend them in case of a military attack. According to Lukyanov, however, Russia would never risk a conflict with NATO. Neither was Georgia in Russia’s focus. But the militarization of Russia was important for Putin due to the fact that NATO was twice as big now as it was in 1999.
    Another important issue was Russia’s economy. According to Putin, Lukyanov said, it had been a mistake to demolish the Soviet Union without a transition of the economic structures within Russia. Putin is often described as trying to re-establish the former status quo, implement the transition and then open up Russia again. Lukyanov also said that Europe and the U.S. had tried to use sanctions to punish Russia’s military actions. But they hadn’t changed anything. Now it is important to once again find common ground, Lukyanov said.
    At the end of the discussion, Putin’s isolation was addressed. He may have a circle of people whom he trusts, but even they never know exactly how he will ultimately decide. Should Putin disappear one day, a great vacuum would open up, Lukyanov said. He may ultimately groom a successor, Lukyanov said, but that doesn't currently seem to be a priority.

  • 20 March 2015

    Public Program | “TTIP: Regulatory Coherence and Cooperation”


    On March 20, 2015, the Atlantische Initiative, Aspen Institute Germany, and the Young Transatlantic Initiative hosted a joint event on “TTIP: Regulatory Coherence and Cooperation” featuring Peter Chase, Vice-President for Europe and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).
    Click here to view the report of the event as well as the AmCham Report on Regulatory Cooperation.

  • 9 March 2015

    Public Program | "Germany's Troublesome Construction Sites - Limits of Feasibility or Political Mistakes?“

    On March 9, 2015, Hartmut Mehdorn, the CEO of the new Berlin airport Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (BER), was the guest for a discussion with Rüdiger Lentz at the China Club Berlin. Their topic was “Germany’s Troublesome Construction Sites – Limits of Feasibility or Political Mistakes?”
    Hartmut Mehdorn blamed the media for their biased coverage of the developments surrounding the airport’s construction. He said that delays and increased costs were a common phenomenon of construction projects of this scale, especially if – as in the case of the airport BER – the final project would be far bigger than originally planned. Furthermore, the project had been enormously politicized due to the involvement of Berlin’s mayor.
    Mehdorn named a number of obstacles during the construction process: conflicts of interest between the three shareholders; the extreme complexity of the German construction law, which was not suitable for major projects; the successive enlargement of the airport during its construction; as well as a lack of leadership and overview on the management level. He said that he had been the first to set up a functioning management and that he had built up effective reporting structures. According to him, the airport was on the right track now to be finished by spring 2016 and, after a phase of tests, finally to be opened in mid-2017. He was convinced that the airport would become a landmark of Berlin and that Berliners would be proud of it.
    Despite the many challenges during his career, Mehdorn said that he would do everything exactly the same way in his “next life“. When asked what he was going to do after his resignation as CEO, he answered that he was looking forward to finally doing many things he had previously never found the time for.

  • 4 March 2015

    Policy Program | Expert Discussion On: "Kosovo’s population drain: How can the governments of Kosovo and Germany respond to people’s demands for a better future?“

    On March 4, 2015 the Aspen Institute Germany hosted an Expert Discussion on the topic “Kosovo’s population drain: How can the governments of Kosovo and Germany respond to people’s demand for a better future?” The guest speakers were H.E. Skender Hyseni, Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Dr. Ernst Reichel, Special Envoy for South-Eastern Europe, Turkey, and the EFTA States in the Federal Foreign Office, and Dr. Michael Jansen, Head of Division M I 5 European Migration, European Harmonization in the Federal Ministry of the Interior. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Andrea Despot, Deputy Director of European Academy Berlin.
    The improvement of the social and economic situation of the people in Kosovo, including economic development, the fight against corruption, as well as EU and NATO membership were identified as the key priorities of the government. Furthermore, the speakers discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the Schengen visa liberalization. One speaker stressed the importance of the Schengen visa liberalization for the people in Kosovo because the agreement would allow for migration control. Critical voices by contrast declared that the visa liberalization might not solve the problem of increasing numbers of asylum seekers from Kosovo as the opposite was the case for its neighboring states. Last year, a quarter of an overall number of 200.000 asylum seekers in Germany came from the Western Balkans, one participant mentioned. In this context, the warning was issued that the increasing numbers of economic refugees might lead to the questioning of the principle of freedom of movement within Europe in public opinion. However, both proponents and critics identified the visa liberalization process as a whole as a strong motor for Kosovo’s reform process to align with European standards.
    In addition, participants stressed the importance of informing people in Kosovo that rumors according to which people upon arrival in Germany are offered jobs and housing are not true, as it might prevent them from giving up their livelihood in Kosovo in hope for a better perspective elsewhere. Everyone agreed that it was necessary to improve people’s situation within Kosovo to give them a long-term perspective within their own country. In this regard, Germany’s readiness to support Kosovo’s government was mentioned.

  • 2 March 2015

    Public Program | "Strong Europe: America's Contribution in Times of Russia's New Geopolitics"

    Lt. General Ben Hodges, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Europe, was our guest at a discussion with our cooperation partner Deutschlandradio Kultur. Together with the moderator Burkhard Birke, he debated on the topic of: “Strong Europe: America’s Contribution in Times of Russia’s New Geopolitics.”
    Hodges said Putin has two objectives regarding the Ukraine crisis: to prevent the integration of Eastern European countries into the EU and NATO, and to divide NATO. To stop Russia’s unlawful geo-political maneuverings, Hodges stressed the importance of cooperation among Western countries to isolate Russia from the international community. He emphasized the importance of NATO cooperation in accordance with the Wales Summit, said that the EU should keep up its economic sanctions, and urged that the West support Ukraine financially. He strongly criticized the Russian move to change the border of a European country by force as a violation of previously shared values.
    While the Crimea Crisis and the following war in eastern Ukraine are often referred to as a “war of propaganda”, information is only one of the four elements of power, together with diplomacy, military, and economic measures. Putin is challenging the West with the power of information, but according to Hodges, the West should not go down that road to stay true to its values. Furthermore, he explained that the sophisticated equipment and strategy used by the rebels in eastern Ukraine were an obvious proof of Russian support.
    Hodges remarked that fewer and fewer member states were showing a willingness to commit to the NATO alliance. Regarding the question whether the United States is ready to take the burden as a leader of NATO in Europe under these circumstances, he clarified that it is in the strategic interest of the United States to maintain a significant role on this continent. At the same time, he pointed towards the responsibility of Germany as a prominent leader in Europe to contribute its share militarily, and not just in the realms of economy and diplomacy– and to step forward from the historic mistake it made 70 years ago.

  • 26 February 2015

    Public Program | “Willi Baumeister and European Modernity 1920s – 1950s” Guided tour for friends and supporters of Aspen Germany

    On February 26, 2015, our long-time corporate member Daimler AG invited friends and supporters of the Aspen Institute Germany to “Haus Huth” at Potsdamer Platz to visit their current exhibition “Willi Baumeister and European Modernity 1920s - 1950s”. Eckart von Klaeden, Trustee of Aspen Germany and Head of External Affairs at Daimler AG, welcomed the guests in this historical building. Dr. Kathrin Hatesaul, art historian at the Daimler Art Collection, guided the group through the exhibition. Afterwards, small reception offered an occasion to discuss the impressions the exhibition had left with the guests.

  • 5 February 2015 - 8 February 2015

    Leadership Program |Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice"


    The 12th Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy & Practice" took place from February 5 to 8, 2015, at Gut Klostermühle. It was moderated by Carol Gluck, Professor for East Asian Studies at Columbia University, and with Co-Moderator Florian Jehle, Vice President Strategic Initiatives, Technology & Innovation Mgt. at Fresenius Medical Care.

  • 27 January 2015

    Public Program | Aspen Brown Bag Lunch: “Anti-Immigration, Anti-Islam, Anti-Americanism – Is the Western ideal of the open society facing its end?“


    On January 27, the Aspen Institute hosted the Aspen Brown Bag Lunch on the topic “Anti-Immigration, Anti-Islam, Anti-Americanism – Is the Western ideal of the open society facing its end?“ Introductory statements were made by Dr. Alexander Gauland, the Chairman of the Alternative für Deutschland Parliamentary Group Brandenburg, and Barbara John, Chairman of the advisory committee of the federal anti-discrimination authority and ombudswoman for the families of the victims of the "National Socialist Underground".
    Gauland repeatedly emphasized that immigration was changing Germany. According to him, the Pegida movement and the new party AfD were signs of protest against developments that were no longer controlled by the government. Some participants understood this as a move towards a less open society. Gauland countered that the society should definitely remain an open one, but that one would need to be careful not to overburden levels of tolerance.
    John first stressed that our Western society was the most open and just society ever, even though it was still far from being perfect. She considered it the duty of open democracies to reach out to people who were born in less fortunate societies. She warned that freedom was at risk, as society had been taking it for granted and had stopped fighting for it. She furthermore explained some differences between the "Western“ models of Europe and the United States and called for an in-depth debate and reflection on our own as well as foreign values and ideas.
    Both, Gauland and John shared a concern about a lack of active discussions about ideas and political positions. They concluded their speeches with a call for a comeback of a culture of lively public debate.

  • 10 December 2014

    Public Program | Corporate Members' Lunch: "Business Opportunities of the Future Trade Agreement between the U.S. and the EU"

    On December 10, Aspen Germany hosted its first Aspen Corporate Members’ Lunch, with the U.S. Embassy in Germany bringing Dr. Sharon T. Freeman, President of the All American Small Business Exporters Association, to Berlin to talk about “Business Opportunities of the Future Trade Agreement between the U.S. and the EU”. Dr. Freeman drew parallels between the original debate about NAFTA and today’s discussion about TTIP. Americans had been concerned about a loss of jobs and a decrease in standards, but in the end NAFTA had proven beneficial for the U.S. and their partners, as had all subsequent free-trade agreements. Small- and medium-sized enterprises could gain from TTIP both indirectly through supply chains and directly through tariff cuts and the harmonization of norms. A representative from the UK said that Europe would benefit from TTIP even more than the U.S. Dr. Freeman had noticed that Germans were discussing TTIP with more scrutiny than Americans. One participant explained the German skepticism by noting the concern that international treaties and their mechanisms undermine parliamentary decision-making, especially in the field of ISDS (investor-state dispute settlement). Another participant diagnosed a general fear of globalization and of delegating power to the EU. All European participants agreed that the political elites had lost large parts of public support regarding TTIP and that they needed to address the populace’s concerns. Otherwise, TTIP would be doomed. Dr. Freeman and a corporate member concluded that Europe and the U.S. were slowly losing their global relevance and should not miss TTIP as an opportunity to stand their ground as economic powers in the competition with China and other emerging powers.

  • 1 December 2014 - 2 December 2014

    Policy Program | Aspen Southeast Europe Working Group


    To conclude Aspen’s policy program on Southeast Europe 2014, high-level representatives of Western Balkan countries came together in Berlin to summarize and discuss the results of the previous conferences, agree on common policies, and present them to a public audience on December 1-2, 2014. After this presentation, Simon Mordue, Director for Enlargement Policy and Strategy of the European Commission’s DG Enlargement, Anja Quiring, Regional Director for Southeast Europe at the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, and Dr. Ernst Reichel, Special Envoy for Southeast Europe, Turkey, and the EFTA States, discussed on the topic „Economic Reform and Strengthening the Rule of Law – a Panacea for a Stalling EU Integration Process?“ It was highlighted that the statement by the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, that there would be no further enlargement within the next five years, did not mean a deviation from its support for the accession process or an artificial speed limit by the Commission. It should rather be seen as an opportunity for sustainable transformation processes of the countries and for the populations of these countries to actually feel the benefits of these reforms. The German Federal Government fully supports the accession process of the region, since Germany and Europe both not only have a huge interest in the region, but can also have an impact on its future positive development. One priority should be the economic development and the improvement of the investment climate in the countries. The Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations contributes to these processes through its regular exchanges with the countries’ governments on ways of improving the investment climate. The role of Russia in the Western Balkans was seen critical. However, discussants agreed that Russia could not offer any alternative to the European perspective of these countries and that a big impact was not measurable economically or politically. Nonetheless it was stressed that candidate countries are expected to progressively align with EU foreign policy – including sanctions on Russia. Overall, it was expected that the EU will reinforce its emphasis on the Western Balkans as a region, but this will not mean a series of accessions within a short period of time as the reform process remains a lengthy and difficult one.

    Click here to download the agenda and the report.

    For further information as well as an overview over the results and policy recommendations, please see the final publication

    „EU Enlargement: Between Conditionality, Progress, And Enlargement Fatigue?“ (14 MB)

  • 7 November 2014 - 9 November 2014

    Leadership Program |Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice"

    The 11th Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice” took place from November 7 to 9, 2014, at Gut Klostermühle. It was the first seminar with our new moderator Ruth Girardet who did an excellent job in moderating together with Leigh Hafrey.

  • 5 November 2014

    Policy Program | Sixth Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference


    Aspen Germany’s Sixth Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ conference took place on November 5, 2014 in Berlin. The conference was hosted by the Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office and the British Embassy in Berlin under the patronage of Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. Besides the German and British Ministers of Foreign Affairs, it assembled their colleagues from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, as well as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. As in previous years, the conference was divided into a public and a closed-door part. The public part took place at the British Embassy in Berlin and was opened by a panel discussion between business representatives from Germany, the UK, and the region. They stressed that regional cooperation and infrastructure enhancement were vital for investments and the economic development in the Western Balkans. The countries of the region would have to increasingly assume responsibility for such reforms. However, positive signs with regards to this could already be seen. Prior to the Foreign Ministers’ panel discussion, Steinmeier and Hammond presented a joint German-British initiative to revitalize the reform process in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is supposed to lead the country back on the track towards EU accession. The initiative was wholeheartedly welcomed and supported at the conference and in its aftermath by the countries of the region, the European Union, and the USA. The following panel discussion focused on the topic of EU integration and how to sustain progress and reform in this field. All of the participants agreed that the Western Balkans were part of Europe and that the EU membership perspective for the countries of the region had to be maintained. However, the conditionality of the accession negotiations would have to be upheld as well. At the same time, active support by the EU and its member states for reform efforts in the region would be necessary.

    Click here to download the agenda and conference report.

  • 9 October 2014 - 9 October 2014

    Public Program | 40 Years Aspen Germany Celebration: "Partners in Leadership"


    On the evening of October 9, the Aspen Institute Germany concluded its 40th anniversary celebrations with a festive evening entitled “Partners in Leadership” at the Atrium of the Deutsche Bank Unter den Linden. At this gala, the first “Shepard Stone Award for Outstanding Transatlantic Leadership” was awarded to Dr. Mathias Döpfner, CEO and chairman of the publishing house Axel Springer SE. It was presented by Edzard Reuter and Margaret Stone MacDonald, daughter of the Institute’s founder Shepard Stone. A laudation was given by the former U.S. Ambassador Philip D. Murphy.

    Video Award Ceremony

  • 9 October 2014 - 9 October 2014

    Public Program | Berlin Transatlantic Conference: "The Transatlantic Partnership at Stake: Do We Still Need Each Other?"


    On October 9, the first Berlin Transatlantic Conference “The Transatlantic Partnership at Stake: Do We Still Need Each Other?” took place. The topics were Transatlantic values, security, TTIP and trade, and the digital revolution.

    Click here to download the conference report.

    Video Conference Opening

    Video Keynote Speech:
    The Honorable Victoria Nuland

    Video Panel 1:
    Transatlantic Relation: An Alliance Of Common Values Or A Boulevard Of Broken Dreams?

    Video Panel 2:
    Ready To Answer Global Threats? Nato After The Cardiff Summit

    Video Panel 3:
    A New Economic Agenda: Can TTIP Revitalize Transatlantic Politics And Trade?

    Video Panel 4:
    „A Brave New World“? The Digital Revolution As A Threat To Privacy, Security, And Society

  • 7 October 2014 - 11 October 2014

    Policy Program | Bundestag and Congress Staffers Exchange Program


    Parallel to the festivities marking Aspen Germany’s 40th anniversary, the Institute hosted a group of young American and German Staffers as part of the Bundestag and Congress Staffers Exchange Program from October 7 to 11, 2014. During the four day program, participants discussed past, present, and possible futures for transatlantic relations amongst themselves as well as with decision-makers from politics, business, and civil society. The staffers actively contributed to the Aspen Institute Germany’s Transatlantic Conference with a short intervention prior to the panel debate, and by that made a highly valuable contribution to the needed intergenerational dialog on the transatlantic relations. The program has been made possible with funding from the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Government.

  • 1 October 2014

    Public Program | "Does Germany Still Need The Free Democrats?“


    The Aspen Institute Germany hosted a panel discussion on the question “Does Germany Still Need the Free Democrats?“ In addition to moderator Rüdiger Lentz, the panelists Steffi Lemke, Member of the German Bundestag and Parliamentary Secretary of Alliance 90/The Greens, Christian Lindner, Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Parliament and Federal Chairman of the FDP, and Lars Zimmermann, Member of the CDU Berlin, discussed whether the German Free Democrats (FDP) and liberal thoughts were still modern and how they might be further developed. According to Mr. Lindner, the status of the FDP had been damaged by the lack of a clear liberal profile. His aim was to raise the party’s profile and to encourage citizens to assume responsibility instead of delegating it to the state. Mr. Zimmermann noted that the FDP could not enjoy a monopoly position with regard to “liberal values“ due to increased competition. Ms. Lemke criticized that lacking profile seemed to be the key to success nowadays, citing Chancellor Merkel as an example. Mr. Zimmermann disagreed, emphasizing the Chancellor’s confidence-building effect. According to him, the core task of politics would be to organize changes based on security and communications. In the end, all three participants claimed to represent liberal values, although they disagreed on what exactly that means.

  • 24 September 2014

    Public Program | Aspen Brown Bag Lunch: "Rebuilding What Trust? Can German-American Relations Still Be Saved?"


    On September 24, the Aspen Institute hosted the Aspen Brown Bag Lunch on “Rebuilding What Trust? Can German-American Relations Still Be Saved?” Keynote speakers were Thomas Miller from the U.S.-Embassy in Berlin and Malte Lehming, journalist and former U.S. correspondent. The discussion mainly focused on three issues: different perceptions (due to historical reasons), expectations, and interests of both states. The opinions differed on the question of whether Germany could be considered an equal partner to the United States. According to Mr. Lehming, Germany was considered to have a rather weak political position and therefore tried to compensate via excessive moralizing of certain aspects. Furthermore, he asserted that many Germans would long for bipolar stability and several attendees made the point that this aspect might influence the perception of current Russian activities. Germany would need to engage in a process of self-reflection in order to be able to operate as a self-assured partner. Besides, several attendees shared the observation that the debate would be primarily dominated by emotions. With the world facing a number of acute challenges and security threats, Mr. Miller underlined the importance of an intensive transatlantic cooperation and German-American partnership in particular.

  • 16 September 2014

    Public Program | Corporate Members’ Roundtable: "NATO and Russia after the Cardiff Summit"

    Together with the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Aspen Germany invited its corporate members and board members to a spontaneous roundtable with Ambassador Robert Hunter, who had previously been a U.S. Ambassador to NATO and now serves as Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University. He gave a brief analysis of NATO-Russia relations during the last decade and stated that, in his view, the American policy on Russia had gone the wrong way since 2003. He particularly mentioned the Bush policies of basing ballistic missiles in Eastern Europe and of pushing for NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine as being responsible for causing a sense of pressure and humiliation in Russia. This kind of “Versailles“-feeling should have been avoided and, according to him, it had given Putin the necessary public support that first resulted in the war in Georgia and now in the crisis in Ukraine. Ambassador Hunter believed that nothing could be done if Russia went for a land bridge to Crimea and Transnistria and feared that the consequences of economic sanctions would diminish Putin’s support too late. To stop this process, Hunter suggested extending Russia a hand and including the country in a broader European security setting independent of NATO. Rather, free trade could be an area where Western-Russian cooperation could be strengthened again.

  • 8 September 2014 - 11 September 2014

    Policy Program | Conference on “Rule of Law Enhancement in the Western Balkans: Identifying the Next Steps“


    From September 8-11, 2014, the Aspen Institute Germany with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office hosted a closed-door conference on “Rule of Law Enhancement in the Western Balkans: Identifying the Next Steps“ in Gut Klostermühle, Alt Madlitz. Over the course of three days, high-level decision-makers and experts from the Western Balkans, Germany, the U.S., and the EU convened to discuss the current rule of law situation in the region within the context of EU enlargement. Specifically the necessity of judicial and public administration reforms, improvement of the investment climate in the region, the fight against organized crime and corruption, and the protection of basic civil, political, social, and economic rights were high on the agenda. Furthermore participants met with Dr. Joachim Bertele, Head of Division 212 Bilateral Relations to the Countries of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus and Central Asia in the German Federal Chancellery, Dr. Jörg Bentmann, Head of Division G: General Questions; EU and International Affairs in the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, and Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International for expert discussions. A dinner with members of the German parliament provided further opportunity for an extensive exchange of thoughts on the issues discussed.

    Click here to download the agenda, list of participants and report.

    For further information as well as an overview over the results and policy recommendations, please see the final publication

    „EU Enlargement: Between Conditionality, Progress, And Enlargement Fatigue?“ (14 MB)

  • 28 August 2014

    Policy Program | Roundtable Discussion with journalists from the Western Balkans – Event with Deutsche Welle


    On the fringe of the Western Balkans conference of the German Federal Government on August 28, twelve journalists from the countries of the Western Balkans met with representatives of the Deutsche Welle, German think tanks, and a member of the German Bundestag in the Aspen Institute organized by Deutsche Welle, to discuss current developments in the region. The attendees agreed that the Federal Government’s conference is an important signal of support to the countries of the region. Everyone, especially in the context of a slow EU enlargement process, welcomed this. Further, it was stressed that the countries of the Western Balkans too would have to become more active. In order to further economic development, improvements of regional cooperation were imperative, for example within the framework of the free-trade agreement CEFTA or in the energy sector, since the regional markets were too small. It was also stressed that the rule of law in those countries had to be promoted as well. Good journalistic work was considered essential for this goal. However, the present journalists remarked that they were not always able to live up to these requirements. Their reporting was often influenced by outside interests and journalists were being threatened because of their work. Furthermore, their reporting about grievances often did not lead to any consequences, since, in the name of stability, the EU and other actors continued to work with the same elites responsible for those grievances. Therefore, the journalists stressed, changes were necessary not just in the region but also outside of it.

  • 7 July 2014 - 11 July 2014

    Policy Program | "Security Concepts and Conflict Management: The Roles of NATO, the UN, and the EU"


    The Aspen Institute Germany co-hosted a summer school near Tbilisi, Georgia on “Security Concepts and Conflict Management: The Roles of NATO, the UN, and the EU“ in cooperation with the Free University of Tbilisi, and the Public Diplomacy Division of NATO, as well as with strong support of Prof. Dr. Peter Schmidt of Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich and Lieutenant General (ret.) Jürgen Bornemann, former Director of NATO’s International Military Staff. After an official opening by Alex Petriashvili, State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, the four-day summer school aimed at giving Georgian students and young professionals an insight into the development of security concepts since the 1990s. Lectures and discussions on different case studies, inter alia the crises in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Libya, Mali, Syria, and Ukraine provided a practical understanding of conflict management. A scenario workshop, in which participants had to come up with a solution to the scenario of a worsening situation in Libya taking into consideration the different and at times opposing interests of a series of international actors, concluded the summer school.

    For further information, you can download the agenda here.

    „Agenda Summer School Georgia“

  • 30 June 2014

    Public Program | "It Takes Two to Tango – What Do American Voters Think about TTIP?"

    Ed Geoas, President and CEO of the Tarrance Group, joined by Chris Israel and David Metzner of ACG Analytics, gave a first presentation of a new study of 1000 U.S. voters’ opinions on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Member of the German Bundestag Peter Beyer (CDU) joined their discussion to add a German perspective. The poll showed that more than two thirds of Americans were in favor of a free trade agreement (FTA) with Europe, either as a new source of jobs and growth or as an economical counterweight to China. However, only 9% of U.S. voters were fully aware of the current TTIP negotiations, which made the topic hardly attractive for congressmen. The communication to the citizens was also considered problematic in Germany, where the benefits had been promoted too little. Instead, an emotional debate about brand protection had emerged in the U.S. parallel to the German chlorine chicken debate. Named benefits were a greater variety of choices, lower costs, job security, and job growth. The participants agreed that TTIP would not mean a race to the bottom, rather it could become a role model for high standard FTAs. However, the negotiations should bring the first results, soon, to have something substantial. Otherwise, the whole public debate on TTIP would remain speculation.

  • 23 June 2014 - 26 June 2014

    Policy Program | Conference on "Economic development in the Western Balkans: On the road to competitive market economies?"


    The Aspen Institute Germany with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office hosted a closed-door conference on “Economic Development in the Western Balkans: On the Road to Competitive Market Economies?“ in Gut Klostermühle, Alt Madlitz. High-level decision-makers and experts from the countries of the Western Balkans, Germany, the U.S., and the EU convened to discuss the current economic situation and potential short- and mid-term measures for economic development in the countries of the region. Questions of structural reforms and their implementation, regional economic cooperation, infrastructure development, energy security, and the EU’s economic instruments in the enlargement process were elaborated on. Issues of particular concern were the low economic growth and high unemployment in the countries of the region. Potential solutions to these problems, as well as the role of the EU and its enlargement were at the center of debates. Participants received expert briefings with Claudia Dörr-Voß, Directorate-General for European Policy in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Prof. Dr. Rainer Lindner, Executive Director, Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, and representatives of German business, as well as Dr. Carsten Enneper, acting State Secretary in the Ministry for Economic and European Affairs of the Federal State of Brandenburg. A dinner with members of the German parliament provided an opportunity for an extensive exchange of thoughts on the issues discussed.

    Click here to download the agenda and conference report.

    Click here to download the conference papers and report (10 MB).

    For further information as well as an overview over the results and policy recommendations, please see the final publication

    „EU Enlargement: Between Conditionality, Progress, And Enlargement Fatigue?“ (14 MB)

  • 19 June 2014

    Friends of Aspen Germany | Assembly of the Friends of the Aspen Institute


    As it is good tradition, the Friends of the Aspen Institute met in the run-up to the summer party to hold their annual assembly. The board presented their activity and financial reports and the members voted on a number of changes. The establishment of a mentoring program for junior members was welcomed and Jan Losemann and Helmut Kranzmaier were elected as new members of the Management Board of the Friends.

  • 19 June 2014

    Public Program | Summer Party 2014: "Culture as a USP – Berlin between Arts and Commerce"

    On June 19, supporters and the friends of the Aspen Institute gathered at the banks of river Spree in Berlin to celebrate Aspen’s Summer Party. The topic of the evening was “Culture as a USP – Berlin between Arts and Commerce”. Rüdiger Lentz, Director of the Aspen Institute Germany was joined by the guest speaker of the evening Tim Renner, Berlin’s State Secretary for Cultural Affairs, discussing about the importance of the art and creative scene in Berlin and its upcoming challenges. Guests and friends of the Aspen Institute enjoyed live music and pulled pork from the U.S. Dixie until late in the night.

  • 19 June 2014

    Leadership Program | Aspen Seminar Alumni Lunch

    On June 19, the third Alumni Lunch of the Aspen Leadership Seminar took place in the run up to the annual summer party. 34 of our alumni convened at the Stammhaus Café Einstein and spent three pleasant hours together, experiencing the continuously growing alumni network, meeting old contacts, and making new ones.

  • 10 June 2014

    Public Program | Aspen Brown Bag Lunch: "Collective Defense on NATO’s Eastern Border – Article 5 Under Threat?"


    For the first time, the Friends of the Aspen Institute gathered together with members of the Young Transatlantic Initiative in a cooperative event with the Embassy of the United States in Berlin on June 10, 2014. Prof. Lawrence Chalmer discussed Articles 4 and 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, the most important issues faced by NATO, and the key topics at the upcoming NATO Summit, which will take place in Wales in September. He partciularly stressed the difficulty of finding consensus among 28 states. Subsequently, the participants engaged in a lively discussion about the Ukraine crisis, the future of international organizations, notably the NATO and the European Union, and about Germany’s responsibility in the world.

  • 6 June 2014 - 9 June 2014

    Leadership Program |Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice"


    The 10th Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice" took place at Gut Klostermühle from June 6-9. It was the first seminar with our new moderator Florian Jehle who did an excellent job in moderating together with Carol Gluck.

  • 8 May 2014

    Public Program | "The Last Days of Europe – How We Are Scuppering a Good Idea"

    The publicist Henryk M. Broder discussed the forthcoming European elections as well as undesirable developments and the future of the European Union with Rüdiger Lentz. Broder entertained his audience with little anecdotes and his views about the “Brussels bureaucracy”. He criticized that EU citizens had been given the impression that they would be electing the president of the European Commission directly, although the final decision remained with the heads of state and government. According to Broder, the European Union had been defunct right from the start, as its citizens consider it remote, inefficient, and transgressive.
    Regarding undesirable developments, Broder highlighted the "regulatory mania" of the European Union, whereby the EU is eager to create new regulations e.g. on energy saving lamps, but cannot achieve consensus on key issues such as foreign policy. He himself did not want to offer any solutions, he rather considered himself a criticaster.

  • 8 May 2014

    Aspen Institute Germany | Board Luncheon with Tara Sonenshine


    The former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy under Secretary Hillary Clinton and Secretary John Kerry, Mrs. Tara Sonenshine, was the keynote speaker at an Aspen Board Luncheon on May 8, 2014. Mrs. Sonenshine, who was a ten times News Emmy Award winning TV journalist in the U.S. before joining public service, spoke about the role of new media in shaping nation images and public perceptions of other countries and their policies. Against the background of the current Ukrainian crisis and the annexation of Crimea by Putin, she highlighted that the Russian government had spent hundreds of millions of dollars for years to invest in public diplomacy projects trying to influence and positively shape the Western perception of Russia's policies. She said that the battle ground in public diplomacy and positive nation branding was no longer through classic diplomacy or print media but rather through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. She considered this an irreversible process which we all have to live and reckon with.

  • 10 April 2014

    Policy Program | NATO's Role for Europe's Security


    The Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and the Romanian and Slovakian Ambassadors hosted a conference on “NATO’s Role for Europe’s Security“ on April 10, 2014 on the premises of the SWP. On the occasion of the 10th and 15th anniversaries of the first two NATO Eastern Enlargements, the Permanent Representatives to NATO and, in some cases, the Political Directors of the anniversary countries shared their countries’ experiences with and expectations for NATO membership. In light of the Ukraine crisis, NATO membership for these countries was seen as more important than ever since they considered NATO an anchor of stability and security. The second part of the conference addressed the consequences of the Ukraine crisis for the NATO Summit that will take place in September. Discussions centered on the importance of NATO’s ability to respond to threats for member states and the capabilities gap within the Alliance as well as a need for adequate defense spending and smart defense. Moreover, it was stressed that NATO’s door remained open, and the Alliance alone decided on enlargement issues. The Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, addressed participants in a keynote speech and presented NATO’s view. The conference took place under the Chatham House Rule.

    Please download here the agenda, the list of participants and the report.

  • 27 March 2014

    Public Program | Aspen Brown Bag Lunch: "Russia and the Ukraine – A Challenge for the West"


    Dr. Jackson Janes of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) called for leadership from Europe, in particular from Germany, to secure the heritage of peace on the continent. The dispute between Russia-critics and pro-Russia actors was hindering a credible consensus. Sofia Onufriv, a Euro-Maidan activist, emphasized that students had originally initiated the protests on Maidan – opposition parties had only joined in later. The people who fought for European values and lost their lives should not be forgotten, she added. Dr. Ewald Böhlke of the DGAP first talked about the precarious condition of the Russian economy. Moreover he explained that increased patriotism was an answer to diverging and conflicting interests within the society. Concerning the current situation of Ukrainian people, he said that they primarily needed to experience tangible results, e.g. jobs and a stable economy. The discussants, among them the Ukrainian Ambassador H.E. Pavlo Klimkin, concluded that a new form of international cooperation was needed to pave the way for stable intergovernmental relations in the future. Most importantly, the international community should develop new binding and enforceable agreements. Otherwise, the current world order would be in danger.

  • 17 March 2014

    Public Program | “The Global Power China – Between Communism and Capitalism”

    The Chinese journalist and author Shi Ming talked with Rüdiger Lentz about the values, myths, and hopes of the Chinese society. The government lost credibility because it could not provide plausible economic or environmental promises to its people anymore. Regarding foreign policy, China was trying a balancing act between an approximation towards Russia and the maintenance of stable relations with the West. Shi Ming emphasized that the American market was indispensable for the Chinese economy. According to Shi Ming, America was considered a role model and an enemy for China at the same time. This was only one symptom of the Chinese identity crisis he diagnosed. While the youth was diligent and modern, most of them lacked knowledge about the history and values of their country. The dogma of growth dominated most of the spheres in life, causing a cultural stagnation.

  • 7 February 2014 - 9 February 2014

    Leadership Program |Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice"


    The 9th Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice” took place from February 7 to 9, 2014, at Gut Klostermühle.

  • 5 February 2014

    Public Program | Aspen Brown Bag Lunch: „Cyber War & Cyber Security – Transatlantic Tensions of Security and Freedom“


    The first Brown Bag Lunch was held on February 5, 2014, dealing with „Cyber War & Cyber Security – Freedom and Security as a Transaltantic Controversy“. Opening statements were given by Dr. Sandro Gaycken (Free University of Berlin) and Arne Schönbohm (Cyber-Security Council Germany). America’s perspective on digital surveillance has been shaped by recent acts of terrorism whereas Germany had rather been shaped by the experience of a totalitarian past. Both agreed that existing German cyber structures were vulnerable and the moralization of secret services should end, as electronic warfare was an indispensable component of national security nowadays. The 25 discussants disagreed regarding the obligation to inform authorities about cyber attacks weighing risk assessment against unnecessary market regulation. Policy measures would be important once it came to critical infrastructure like the energy sector, the stock market, or the state itself, Mr. Schönbohm said. Germany had the potential to pioneer the safe technology sector. However, clear signals would need to be sent to the market via legal requirements, Gaycken said. 

  • 20 January 2014

    Public Program | Re-Opening Aspen Institute Germany


    As many of you will remember, it was already in 2011 that the Aspen Institute Germany moved right into the center of Berlin, to Friedrichstraße. After some refurbishment measures and thanks to a new optional conference room we are now in the position to open the institute for events and meetings. We would like to thank the members of our Executive Boards Dr. Roland Hoffmann-Theinert, August von Joest, Ulrich Plett, and Rüdiger Lentz for their generous financial support of the modification of our premises. A f irst conference in our off ices took place in November with the German-Israeli Dialogue. The refurbishment was completed on January 20 when we invited friends of the institute to an open house event to get to know the institute’s premises and Aspen Germany’s whole team. Thanks to Britt Eckelmann’s generous support we will also be able to launch a new website within the next few weeks.

  • 13 January 2014

    Public Program | The Patient Becomes President: New German Government, New Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU - Is Europe Gaining Momentum?"

    Dimitrios Droutsas, Member of the European Parliament and former Greek Foreign Minister, joined Deutschlandradio Kultur’s Peter Lange for a discussion on January 13. According to him, Greece’s outdated political system with its clientelism was the key obstacle inhibiting urgently needed reforms. He considered referenda a viable option to overcome the partially nepotistic political structures in his country. Furthermore, another debt cut would be indispensable. Regarding the upcoming European parliamentary elections, Droutsas stressed the Greek people’s commitment to the membership in the European Union and to democratic values. Unfortunately though, the frustrating economic situation was favorable for radical parties. A podcast and the whole interview (in German) can be found online at → www.deutschlandradio.de

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  • 27 November 2013

    Policy Program | "A Future Security Architecture for Southeast Europe"


    Concluding the Southeast Europe Policy Program “A Future Security Architecture for Southeast Europe”, high-ranking officials of the Western Balkan countries met on November 27, 2013 to identify common results and policy recommendations. These were presented to the public by these officials and further discussed by Dr. Gerhard Schumann-Hitzler, Director in the Directorate-General for Enlargement of the European Commission, and Christoph Retzlaff, Head of Division for EU Enlargement, at the Federal Foreign Office, with regard to the question “EU Enlargement – Between Conditionality, Progress, and Enlargement Fatigue?” Mr. Retzlaff confirmed growing mistrust in EU institutions and general enlargement fatigue in EU member states. Nonetheless, he still considered enlargement the most effective foreign policy tool of the EU. Dr. Schumann-Hitzler stressed that the conditions for accession would need to become stricter to avoid former mistakes, but also that the EU would have to offer a helping hand to the Western Balkans to adapt to those conditions in time. Both identified three main problem areas: rule of law, especially regarding corruption and organized crime, the strengthening of economic competitiveness, and the establishment of good neighborly relations. For further information as well as an overview over the results and policy recommendations, please see the final publication

    „A Future Security Architecture for Southeast Europe“

  • 25 November 2013

    Policy Program | German-Israeli Strategic Dialog


    On November 25, 2013 the Aspen Institute convened experts of various German and Israeli institutions to a German-Israeli Strategic Dialog. One day after the completion of the “Joint Action Plan” concerning the Iranian nuclear program in Geneva, there could hardly have been a better moment to assess first hand information of Israeli officials concerned with Iran’s plans. It came as no surprise that Israeli participants considered Iran the winner of the deal. Other speakers pleaded to be careful not to loose the chance of agreement. Two further topics were just as contentious. First the situation in Egypt was evaluated skeptically. The Arab Spring had not set free proper democratic forces. Relating to the Syrian crisis, pessimism remained whether a political solution could be reached because radicalization and fractionation were prevalent as well as divergent interests of foreign actors. Finally, the roles of Germany and the EU regarding the “Greater Middle East” was discussed as well as the need to contribute to a “system opening transformation” of the region.

  • 21 November 2013

    Public Program | "Ethics, Politics, and the Economy - Has Moral Been Defeated by Reality?"


    During a discussion with Rüdiger Lentz on November 21, 2013, Wolfgang Grupp demanded that entrepreneurs take more responsibility for their actions. Only personal responsibility could decrease risk, greed, and megalomania. He encouraged the increase of the top tax rate up to 70 %. He also supported the minimum wage. Concluding he emphasized that it was not a challenge to become successful, but rather to maintain success.

  • 1 November 2013 - 3 November 2013

    Leadership Program |Aspen Leadership Seminar "Philosophy and Practice"


    The 8th Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice” took place from November 1 to 3, 2013, at Gut Klostermühle.

  • 23 October 2013 - 25 October 2013

    Policy Program | "Maritime Security and Europe“

    From October 23-25 the conference "Maritime Security and Europe" took place as part of the Aspen European Strategy Forum. More than 70 participants, among them renowned political scientists and historians, members of think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, active and retired naval officers, representatives from the industry as well as political experts from Europe, North America, and Asia discussed about the central issues of maritime security and defense in eight sessions. Points of focus were the security at sea, maritime chokepoints, and the maritime security in the Arctic and Indian Ocean. Subsequently, the future of the naval strategy and maritime conflict resolution as well as the necessity of a maritime strategy was discussed. The final discussion and countless conversations during the breaks made clear that political will, strategic vision, the cultivation of dialogue, the scientific examination of the topic as well as a common language and understanding regarding Maritime Security is more important than ever.

  • 15 October 2013

    Policy Program | "Energy Security as a Security Challenge in Southeast Europe?"
    "Energy Security as a Security Challenge in Southeast Europe?" was the topic of the fifth Aspen Southeast Europe Policy Program conference within the two-year project on "A Future Security Architecture for Southeast Europe". From October 15-17, 2013, 35 selected politicians, diplomats, experts, academics, decision-makers, and business representatives from Germany, the Western Balkans, Turkey, Russia, the U.S., as well as from international organizations gathered in Hotel Gut Klostermühle, Alt-Madlitz. They discussed current issues of energy security for the Western Balkan countries as well as the importance of the geopolitical situation of the region for our security of supply and developed concrete policy recommendations. The focus of the conference was on questions of regional cooperation and integration of energy markets, reform processes in the Southeast European countries with regard to the standards of the Energy Community, the EU integration of these countries, as well as the impact of West and Central European efforts to secure their energy supply in the region.

  • 10 October 2013

    Public Program | "Wars Fought, Just Wars, or Wars not Fought? Lessons from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria"

    "Wars Fought, Just Wars, or Wars not Fought? Lessons from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria" was the subject of the talk with General (ret.) Egon Ramms on October 10. He said that the withdrawal in 2014 would be too early, as stable state structures had not been established yet. A follow up mission should be established to avoid a civil war. Currently, an intervention in Syria would be difficult due to the complexity of the situation and peace talks that include Assad would be the only solution as time was on his side. To achieve that, the influence of Russia, China and the US would be crucial.

  • 10 October 2013

    Aspen Institute Germany | Board Luncheon with U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson
    On October 10, a lunch with U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson and the members of parliament Philipp Mißfelder (CDU) and Niels Annen (SPD) took place within the scope of the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute. The topic was the future of the transatlantic relations and Germany’s role as a foreign and security policy actor. The present members of the board of trustees and management board took the discussion as an inspiration for the future orientation of the Institute.

  • 19 September 2013

    Public Program | "On the Road to Democracy? The Arab Revolution and its Women"
    The states of the Arab world are still on their way towards democracy. On September 19, Haifa Al Kaylani, chairwoman of the Arab International Women's Forum, shared insights regarding the topic "On the Road to Democracy? The Arab Revolution and its Women". She emphasized that women and young people were an unused potential of the Arab region and therefore crucial for development and democratization. It was important for her to clarify that Islam is a religion of equal opportunities for men and women.

  • 17 September 2013

    Public Program | "Germany before the Election - An External Perspective"
    "Germany before the Election - An External Perspective" was our topic on September 17. Foreign correspondent Erik Kirschbaum from Reuters, Pascal Thibaut from Agence Presse Francaise, Flamina Busotti from IANSA in Italy and Polish journalist Rosalia Romaniec were discussing at the China Club. In all four states the elections were viewed from a Euro crisis perspective. While France hoped for a Great Coalition, Poland was counting on continuity. The USA preferred a strong Germany that would take a leadership role not only in the Euro crisis but also in other international issues.

2013

13 June 2013    
Public Program:
Summer Party with Dr. Guido Westerwelle, Federal Foreign Minister; H.E. Philip D. Murphy, Ambassador of the USA; and Karsten D. Voigt, former Coordinator of German-North American Cooperation

7 June 2013 – 9 June 2013
Leadership Program:
Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice”

3 June 2013    
Internal Program:
Dinner “Farewell to Charles King Mallory IV”

30 May 2013 – 2 June 2013
Policy Program:
Conference “Organized Crime as a Security Challenge in Southeast Europe”

6 May 2013    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Japanese Security Landscape with a Focus on Environment – Challenges from the Democratic People’s Republic Korea and the People’s Republic of China” by H.E. Takeshi Nakane, Ambassador of Japan

11 April 2013    
Public Program:
Discussion “Burdening Coming Generations – Sovereign Debt beyond All Reason” with Jürgen Stark, former Chief Economist and Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

25 January 2013 – 27 January 2013
Leadership Program:
Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice”


2012

23 November 2012    
Leadership Program:
Conference “Fifth Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference”

22 November 2012    
Public Program:
Discussion “Women’s Quota as a Universal Remedy – Fact or Alibi?” with Dr. Susan Hennersdorf, Member of the Executive Board of Vodafone Germany

17 November 2012 – 18 November 2012
Policy Program:
Conference “Aspen European Strategy Forum: The Greater Middle East And the Transatlantic Community”

9 November 2012 – 11 November 2012
Leadership Program:
Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice”

6 November 2012    
Public Program:
Discussion “President’s Night”

22 October 2012 – 25 October 2012
Policy Program:
Conference “Bilateral Security Roles in Southeast Europe”

12 September 2012    
Public Program:
Discussion “German Interests in the 21st Century” with Dr. Rafael Seligmann and the German Foreign Minister Dr. Guido Westerwelle

5 September 2012 – 8 September 2012
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future Roles of NATO and the EU in Southeast Europe: EU – Enlargement and Transatlantic Challenges”

28 June 2012    
Public Program:
Discussion “Banks, Money and Gambling – Lessons Learned from the Past Years” with Klaus-Peter Müller, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Commerzbank and Chairman of the Government Commission German Corporate Governance Codex

18 June 2012 – 21 June 2012
Policy Program:
Conference “A Future Security Architecture for Southeast Europe – Framing the Issues”

11 June 2012    
Public Program:
Discussion “Prospects for the U.S. Political System” with Jim Thomson, President Emeritus RAND Corporation

31 May 2012    
Public Program:
Discussion  “European Solidarity, Finance and Economic Policy” with Giulio Tremonti, Former Economic and Finance Minister of the Republic of Italy

4 May 2012 – 6 May 2012
Leadership Program:
Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice”

2 April 2012    
Public Program:
Discussion “North Korea and Security in Northeast Asia” with Evans Revere, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

30 March 2012 – 2 April 2012
Policy Program:
Conference “Aspen DPRK-USA Dialogue II”

16 March 2012 – 18 March 2012
Leadership Program:
Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice”

12 January 2012    
Public Program:
Discussion “Afghanistan after 2014 – Chances and Challenges” with Ambassador Najmuddin Shaikh, Former State Secretary in the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan

9 January 2012 – 11 January 2012
Policy Program:
Conference “European Strategy Forum – Sustainable Strategies for Afghanistan and the region after 2014”

7 January 2012 – 9 January 2012
Leadership Program:
Conference “Afghanistan 2014: Opportunities & Challenges”


2011

9 December 2011 – 10 December 2011
Leadership Program:
Conference “Fourth Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference”

30 November 2011    
Public Program:
Lecture “Perspectives, Chances, and Challenges for the Transatlantic Relationship” by Eckart von Klaeden, Minister of State, Federal Chancellery

28 October 2011 – 30 October 2011
Leadership Program:
Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice”

20 October 2011    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Potential of and the Outlook for the Natural Gas Market” by Klaus Schäfer, CEO, E.ON Ruhrgas AG & E.ON Energy Trading SE

16 September 2011 – 18 September 2011
Leadership Program:
Aspen Leadership Seminar “Philosophy and Practice”

12 July 2011    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Middle East in Turmoil – Israel in the Eye of the Storm” by Ulrich Sahm, Journalist

30 June 2011    
Public Program:
Summer Party and Lecture “Experiencing Connections – Communication in the Gigabit Society” by René Obermann, CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG

14 June 2011 – 17 June 2011
Policy Program:
Conferenz “The Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Western Balkans 2015-2020”

8 June 2011    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Impending Sovereign Debt Crisis – Comparing the U.S. & European Approaches” by Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director, Bruegel Institute

16 May 2011 – 19 May 2011
Policy Program:
Conference “A Stable Security Architecture for the Western Balkans”

9 May 2011    
Public Program:
Lecture “A Tour d’Horizon of the German Foreign and Security Policy” Robert von Rimscha, Foreign Office and Dr. Ulrich Schlie, Ministry of Defense

28 April 2011    
Public Program:
Lecture “Is There A Future for the Common Foreign & Security Policy?” by Francois Heisbourg, Chairman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

4 April 2011    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Hungarian EU Presidency – Taking Stock” by Dr. János Martonyi, Foreign Minister of Hungary

27 March 2011 – 29 March 2011
Policy Program:
Conference “Aspen DPRK-USA Dialogue”

21 March 2011    
Public Program:
Lecture “Handicapping the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections” by John Fund, The Wall Street Journal

14 March 2011    
Public Program:
Lecture “An Overview of the Regional Security Situation in the Middle East” by H.E. Yoram Ben-Zeev, Ambassador of Israel

31 January 2011    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Future of the Euro” by Adam Posen, Member, Bank of England

10 December 2010 – 11 December 2010
Leadership Program:
Conference “Third Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference”


2010

6 December 2010    
Public Program:
Lecture “Germany abolishes itself – How we jeopardize our Country” by Dr. Thilo Sarrazin, Former Member of the Executive Board, Bundesbank

25 November 2010    
Public Program:
Lecture “Now What? The U.S. after the Mid-Term Elections” by Dr. William Schneider, Senior Political Analyst, CNN International

28 October 2010    
Public Program:
Lecture “The State in the Third Millennium” by His Serene Highness, Hans-Adam II, The Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein

10 October 2010    
Public Program:
Lecture “10 Years After 9/11: Lessons Learned?” by Professor Bruce Hoffman, Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies and Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

22 September 2010 – 24 September 2010
Policy Program:
Conference “European Strategy Forum – The Strategic Implications of the Iranian Nuclear Program”

15 September 2010 – 18 September 2010
Policy Program:
Conference “Competition in the Business World – Challenges and Prospects for Bosnia and Herzegovina”

14 September 2010    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Strategic Implications of the Rise of China” by Admiral S. Robert Foley, Jr., USN, (Ret.) Former U.S. Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet

11 May 2010    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Future of Capitalism” by Kevin Hassett, Senior Fellow, Director of Economic Policy Studies, The American Enterprise Institute

27 April 2010    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Future of Islam and the Muslim-West Relations” by John L. Eposito, Professor for Religion und International Affairs, and Islamic Studies; Founder, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

20 April 2010    
Public Program:
Lecture “A secure gas supply for Europe – Perspektives and Challenges” by Dr. Bernhard Reutersberg, Chairman of the Board, E.ON Ruhrgas AG

8 April 2010 – 11 April 2010
Policy Program:
Conference “Life in a Competitive World: Challenges and Prospects for Bosnia and Herzegovina”

25 March 2010    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Lessons from the U.S. Healthcare Reform Experience for Germany: A Perspective from Innovation-Based Pharma” with John C. Lechleiter, Chairman, President & CEO, Eli Lilly

17 Febuary 2010    
Public Program:
Lecture “Will There Ever Be Peace in the Middle East?” with Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellwo for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations


2009 - 2000

2009

17 December 2009    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable – The Overcoming of the Economic Crisis and Reform of the Financial Markets: A Transatlantic Structural Objective” with Roland Koch, Minister-President, State of Hessen

11 December 2009 – 13 December 2009
Leadership Program:
Conference “Second Aspen Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference”

26 November 2009    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable – NATO in the 21st Century – Force Command Heidelberg’s Deployment to Afghanistan” with Lieutenant General Roland Kather, Commander, Allied Land Component Command Heidelberg

17 November 2009    
Public Program:
Lecture “Freedom of Anarchy? The Internet as a Challenge for Politics” by Brigitte Zypries, MP and former Minister of Justice

8 November 2009 – 10 November 2009
Policy Program:
Conference “Iran”

5 November 2009    
Public Program:
Lecture and Reception in Connection with 2009 Aspen European Strategy Forum

5 November 2009    
Policy Program:
Conference “Russia & the West – How to Restart a Constructive Relationship”

30 October 2009    
Public Program:
Lecture “Current Transatlantic Relations and Perspectives on Nuclear Disarmament” by Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Global Head of Government Relations, Allianz SE and Chairman, Munich Security Konferenz

8 October 2009 – 11 October 2009
Policy Program:
Conference “Kosovo and the Concept of Organizational Integrity: Challenges and Prospects”

1 October 2009    
Policy Program:
Conference “20 Years after Taif: Still a Roadmap for Reform?”

10 September 2009    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable – The Aftermath of the Iranian Presidential Elections” with Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, Professor and Chair of the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at California State University, Northridge

8 September 2009 – 10 September 2009
Policy Program:
Conference “Iranian Civil Society After the Presidential Elections “

27 August 2009 – 28 August 2009
Policy Program:
Conference “2nd Workshop Aspen European Strategy Forum”

9 July 2009    
Public Program:
Discussion “German American Cooperation in the Defense Against Terrorism” with Dr. August Hanning, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior

30 June 2009  30 June 2009
Public Program:
Summer Party and Discussion “The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Banks, the Economy and Society” with Dr. Josef Ackermann, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG

29 June 2009    
Policy Program:
Conference “Towards a New Transatlantic Strategy on Iran and its Nuclear Program”

20 June 2009    
Policy Program:
Conference “Report on Iran – Perception and Expectation”

18 June 2009    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Middle East after the elections in Iran and Libanon”

15 June 2009    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Future of Individual Mobility” with Dr. Manfred Bischoff, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Daimler AG

13 June 2009 – 23 June 2009
Policy Program:
Conference “Digital Media and Journalism in Iran – Workshop”

9 June 2009 – 11 June 2009
Policy Program:
Conference “AESF Workshop Washington, D.C.”

25 May 2009    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Economic Crisis – Chances and Risks” with Leonhard H. Fischer, CEO RHJI Swiss Management LLC

7 May 2009 – 10 May 2009
Leadership Program:
Conference “Trust and Friendship: A New Transatlantic Dialog – German and American Leaders in Dialog with Leaders from the Middle East and the Balkans”

28 April 2009    
Public Program:
Discussion “Self-Liberation and Self-Democratization: The Peaceful Revolution in the German Democratic Republic” with Rainer Eppelmann, Director Federal Foundation for the Analysis of the SED Dictatorship

8 April 2009    
Public Program:
Discussion “After the NATO Summit – Perspectives and Challenges” with Dr. Michael Rühle, Deputy Director of Policy Planning, Cabinet of the NATO Secretary General

1 April 2009 – 3 April 2009
Policy Program:
Conference “Digital Media and Journalism in Iran”

19 Febuary 2009    
Public Program:
Discussion “Security as An Economic Factor – Constraints on the Economic Value of a Public Good” by Klaus-Peter Müller, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Commerzbank AG

12 Febuary 2009    
Public Program:
Discussion “Iran 2009 – Challenges and Outlook for the Transatlantic Community” with Prof. Dr. Volker Perthes, Director, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, and Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar

11 Febuary 2009 – 13 Febuary 2009
Policy Program:
Conference “Civil Society and the Women’s Movement in Iran”

22 January 2009 – 24 January 2009
Policy Program:
Conference “The Kurdish Community in Syria – Status Quo and Outlook”

12 January 2009    
Public Program:
Discussion “Beirut Change and Continuity in U.S. Middle East Policy” by Paul Salem, Director, Carnegie Middle East Center

2008

5 December 2008    
Public Program:
Lecture “Relations between the European Union and the United States of America” by Hans-Gert Pöttering, President, European Parliament

5 December 2008 – 7 December 2008
Leadership Program:
Conference “First Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference: A New Transatlantic Dialogue – German and US Leaders in Dialogue with the Balkans”

3 December 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Economic Perspectives After The Financial Crisis” with Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Werner Sinn, President, ifo-Institute for Economic Research

25 November 2008 – 27 November 2008
Policy Program:
Conference “Digital Media and Journalism in Iran”

19 November 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Taking Stock of U.S. Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: Seven Years Later – Return to Realism?” with J. Scott Carpenter, Keston Family Fellow, Director, Project “Fikra”, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

11 November 2008 – 13 November 2008
Policy Program:
Conference “Supporting Pluralism in Lebanon Through Election Monitoring: How to Ensure ‘Freer and Fairer’ Elections in 2009?”

27 October 2008    
Public Program:
Gala Dinner Schloss Charlottenburg

23 October 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Germany – Ways out of the Crisis?” with Dr. Fritz Oesterle, CEO, Celesio AG

16 October 2008 – 19 October 2008
Leadership Program:
Conference “Leadership in Times of Change”

30 September 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “After the Irish ‘No’ Vote – What’s Next for the European Unification Process?” with Ambassador Dr. jur. Dietrich von Kyaw

22 September 2008    
Public Program:
Lecture “Iraq – Retrospective and Perspective” by Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ricardo S. Sanchez, Commander, Coalition Joint Task Force 7

18 September 2008 – 21 September 2008
Policy Program:
Conference “International State Building and Reconstruction Efforts: Experience Gained and Lessons Learned”

11 September 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: No Bread for the World? –  Causes and Effects of the Most Recent Global ‘Famine'” with Alexander Müller, Deputy Director, UN Food and Agriculture Organization; Prof. Dirk Messner, Director, German Institute for Development Policy; Amr Hamzawy, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Golineh Atai, Foreign Correspondent for ARD German Television, Cairo

9 September 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Islamic Movements in the Arab World – Future Partners or Enemies?” with Amr Hamzawy, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

2 September 2008 – 4 September 2008
Policy Program:
Conference “The Current State of Affairs in Syria’s Civil Society – Strategy Meeting”

25 August 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Taking the Temperature of the Transatlantic Relationship” with Dana Rohrabacher, U.S. Representative, 46th Congressional District of California, Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

11 July 2008 – 18 July 2008
Policy Program:
Syria Field Trip

3 July 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Liberty’s Best Hope” with Kim R. Holmes, Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

26 June 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “U.S.-EU Economic Relations and Global Financial Security” with C. Boyden Gray, U.S. Special Envoy for European Union Affairs

19 June 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Green Growth” with Reinhard Bütikofer, Federal Chairman, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

4 June 2008 – 6 June 2008
Policy Program:
Conference “Legal Reforms and the Women’s Movement in Iran”

18 May 2008 – 20 May 2008
Leadership Program:
Conference “Cultural Approaches to Risk Management”

15 May 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Transatlantic Partnership and the Future of German-American Relations” with Thomas de Maizière, Chief of Staff of the Federal Chancellery and Minister for Special Tasks

8 May 2008    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Securing Lebanon’s Democratic Future: The Shi‘ah Role”

23 April 2008 – 25 April 2008
Policy Program:
Conference “Digital Media and Journalism in Iran – Strategy Meeting”

12 March 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “The U.S. market and U.S. Capital Market Regulations” with Paul S. Atkins, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

11 March 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Egypt’s Role in the Broader Middle East” with H.E. Mohamed Al-Orabi, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Federal Republic of Germany

14 Febuary 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: World Power India – The New Challenge for the West” with Dr. Olaf Ihlau, Journalist and Author

31 January 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Iran’s Nuclear Program – Necessary Steps to Build Confidence” with Ambassador Gregory L. Schulte, Permanent Representative of the USA to the IAEA and the United Nations in Vienna

29 January 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Role of Women in Iran’s Civil Society” with Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

27 January 2008 – 29 January 2008
Policy Program:
Conference “Women’s Movements in Islam”

16 January 2008    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Middle East: Developments and Challenges” with Aharon Abramovitch, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel

2007

12 December 2007 – 14 December 2007
Policy Program:
Conference “Digital Media and Journalism in Iran – Workshop”

28 November 2007 – 11 December 2007
Policy Program:
Conference “NVS – Workshop”

22 November 2007    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: How Will Carriers React to Environmental Pressure?” with Stefan Gemkow, CFO, Deutsche Lufthansa AG

21 November 2007 – 23 November 2007
Policy Program:
Conference “The Role of NGOs in Political Reform in the Arab World”

19 November 2007 – 20 November 2007
Public Program:
Lecture “U.S. Efforts in Iraq Reconstruction” by Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

1 November 2007 – 8 November 2007
Policy Program:
Conference “Workshop on Political Communication for Civil Society Activists in Syria”

25 October 2007    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable” with Dr. Hermann Scheer, MP

15 October 2007    
Public Program:
Lecture “U.S.-German Leadership on the Global Economic Agenda” by Jeffery Reuben III, Undersecretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

9 October 2007    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Iran and the Role of the UN Security Council” with Thomas Matussek, Permanent Representative of the FRG to the United Nations; and Terje Rød-Larsen, President, International Peace Academy, New York

3 October 2007    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Global Challenges to the U.S. and EU” Kurt D. Volker, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

26 September 2007 – 28 September 2007
Policy Program:
Conference “Digital Media in Iran – Focus: Digital Security – Strategy Meeting”

18 September 2007    
Public Program:
Discussion “Afghanistan: Challenges for Drug Enforcement and Effective Foreign Aid”

14 September 2007 – 17 September 2007
Leadership Program:
Conference “Transatlantic Values: Where are the Differences II?”

12 September 2007 – 14 September 2007
Policy Program:
Conference “Iran – Practitioners’ Workshop and Roundtable”

2 July 2007    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Women in the Workplace – Career Challenges” with Marina Schuster, MP

30 June 2007    
Public Program:
Summer Party and Lecture by John M. Koenig, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of Amerika

12 June 2007 – 14 June 2007
Policy Program:
Conference “Iran – Roundtable”

11 June 2007 – 13 June 2007
Policy Program:
Conference “Workshop: Reforming Repressive State Apparatus – the Central European Experience”

11 June 2007    
Public Program:
Lecture “Iran in Transition” Ruprecht Polenz, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the German Bundestag

5 June 2007    
Public Program:
Discussion “Bulgaria as a New Member in the European Union” with H.E. Dr. Meglena Plugtschieva, Ambassador from the Republic of Bulgaria to the Federal Republic of Germany

23 May 2007    
Public Program:
Lecture ” The City of Berlin and the United States of America” by Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, Chairman of the Berlin Parliamentary CDU Party and Member of the Präsidium of the CDU of Germany

14 May 2007 – 16 May 2007
Policy Program:
Conference “Roundtable: Syria”

29 April 2007 – 5 May 2007
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: World Affairs Councils of America”

3 May 2007    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Research Project – Cross-National Exchange of Policy Information”with  Douglas J. Besharov, Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

26 April 2007 – 28 April 2007
Leadership Program:
Conference “Transatlantic Values: Where are the Differences I?”

26 April 2007    
Policy Program:
Conference “Pakistan – Roundtable”

18 April 2007 – 20 April 2007
Policy Program:
Conference “Roundtable: Iran”

26 March 2007    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: China – A Tectonic Shift in International Relations” with Dr. Heinrich Kreft, Advisor on Foreign and Security Policy, German Parliament

8 March 2007    
Public Program:
Lecture “Energy Security – The New Survey of the World” by Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Regional Managing Director, Europe Program, The Nature Conservancy

21 Febuary 2007 – 23 Febuary 2007
Policy Program:
Conference “Syria: Practitioner’s Workshop”

20 Febuary 2007    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Recent Events in Russian Politics” with H.E. Vladimir V. Kotenev, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Federal Republic of Germany

30 January 2007    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: German Industry in a Globalized World Economy” with Dr. Ludolf von Wartenberg, Managing Director and Member of the Executive Committee, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

25 January 2007    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Legal Case against Iran’s President Ahmadinejad and the Genocide Convention” by Benjamin Netanyahu, Former Prime Minister of the State of Israel

24 January 2007    
Policy Program:
Conference “Syria – Strategy Meeting”

15 January 2007    
Public Program:
Reception and Film Presentation “Home Front: Europe and Jihad”

2006

18 December 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Iran – Can There be a Grand Bargain? Geopolitics vs. Values?”

11 December 2006    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Philosophy of Risk” by Leonhard H. Fischer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Aspen Institute Berlin

8 December 2006 – 10 December 2006
Policy Program:
Conference “NATO-EU Cooperation”

16 November 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Taiwan and China‚ Does the EU have a Strategy?”

15 November 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: U.S. Midterm Elections and the Democratic Party’s Foreign Policy Debate”

2 November 2006 – 3 November 2006
Policy Program:
Conference “Civil Society in Syria and the Region”

1 November 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Rountable: The One China Policy – A New Look at America’s China Debate”

17 October 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion with Frank L. Lavin, U.S. Under-Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

17 October 2006    
Public Program:
Lecture by Frank L. Lavin, U.S. Under-Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

16 October 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Globalization and Global Skills – All Requirements for an Education Oriented Toward the Future in the U.S. and Germany” with Rita Süssmuth, Former President of the German Parliament

9 October 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Future of the Democrats’ Foreign Policy” with Sarah Holewinski and Matt Spence, Truman National Security Project

27 September 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: China and East Asian Security” with James R. Lilley, Former U.S. Ambassador to China and South Korea

25 September 2006    
Public Program:
Internal “Welcome Dinner for Aspen Berlin’s New Chairman Leonhard H. Fischer”

20 September 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: European and U.S. Policies Toward Iran”

19 September 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Iran – Does a Transatlantic Approach Exist?” with Scott Carpenter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

18 September 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Current Issues in German Foreign Policy” with Christoph Heusgen, Chief Advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel

14 September 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Failure of Bringing Democracy to the Middle East” with Adam Garfinkle, Editor in Chief, The American Interest

5 September 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Current State of Transatlantic Relation” with Dan Fried, U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs

21 August 2006 – 22 August 2006
Policy Program:
Conference “Lebanon and Beyond”

26 July 2006    
Public Program:
No Title

20 June 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Immigration and Integration” with Renate Künast, MP and Chairperson, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

8 June 2006 – 10 June 2006
Leadership Program:
Conference “Europe’s Next Cold War: Energy Security?”

1 June 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Innovation and better Regulation in the Health Care Sector” with C. Boyden Gray, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

31 May 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion with Prof. Ruth Wedgewood, Johns Hopkins University

23 May 2006    
Policy Program:
Konferenz “The Changing Middle Eastern Security Environment and Israel’s Defense Need”

18 May 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Transatlantic Relations and NATOs Current Agenda” with Victoria Nuland, U.S. Ambassador to NATO

5 May 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Making Government More Rational and More Responsible” with C. Boyden Gray, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

3 May 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: America on the Wrong Track – A Democrat’s Critique of the Bush Administration” with Michael Haltzel, former Advisor to U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden

24 April 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Iran’s Nuclear Program on the UN Security Council Agenda” with Greg Schulte, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Office in Vienna

6 April 2006 – 8 April 2006
Leadership Program:
Conference “Transatlantic Cooperation in Europe: The EU and NATO”

4 April 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: After the Election is before the Election” with H.E. Shimon Stein, Ambassador of the State of Israel to Germany

23 March 2006 – 25 March 2006
Policy Program:
Conference “Civil Society and Democracy in the Greater Middle East”

14 March 2006 – 15 March 2006
Policy Program:
Conference “American and European Perspectives on China”

13 March 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable:  Globalization and Demographics – Challenges for the Welfare State” with Bert Rürup, Head of the Council of the Five Leading German Economic Advisors to the Government (Wirtschaftsweise)

9 March 2006 – 10 March 2006
Policy Program:
Conference “Human Rights & the Rule of Law in Syria”

6 March 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: A Common Agenda on UN Reform” with Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Chief Advisor to Condoleeza Rice

23 Febuary 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion with Puneet Talwar and Tomicah Tilleman, U.S. Senate Committee of Foreign Relations, Staff

22 Febuary 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion with Karen Hughes, Undersecretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State

22 Febuary 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion with Detlev Mehlis, General Prosecutor of Berlin and former Head of the UN Special Investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri

8 Febuary 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Critical Role of Innovation in the Public Health Sector” with Alex Azar, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

7 Febuary 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Does the EU have a Strategy toward Russia and China?” with Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Chairman, Heinrich Böll Foundation

26 January 2006 – 29 January 2006
Leadership Program:
Conference “Transatlantic Cooperation in Europe: the EU and NATO”

24 January 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: How Anglo-Saxon is the German Economy?” with Friedrich Merz, former Chairman, CDU Party

23 January 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable” with Martin Koffel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, URS Corporation

19 January 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: What’s the Matter with France?” with Patrick Chamorel, Former Advisor to the Office of the French Prime Minister

16 January 2006    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: U.S. Attitudes Toward the United Nations” with Dr. Kim Holmes, Former U.S. Secretary of State for International Institutions

12 January 2006    
Public Program:
Lecuture “41. Wallenberg Lecture” by John R. Bolton, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

10 January 2006    
Public Program:
Diskussion “More Democracy = Less Terrorism?”

9 January 2006    
Policy Program:
Conference “New Strategies for Economic Growth”

2005

19 December 2005    
Public Program:
Diskussion “Does the EU Really Need a Constitution?” with Gerhard Sabathil, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Germany

6 December 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “The UN Must Treat Dictatorships Differently than Democracies – A Debate” with Clemens Wergin, Der Tagesspiegel and John Hulsman, Heritage Foundation

1 December 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: US-European Relations” with Esther Brimmer, Johns Hopkins University, Former Member, Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State

29 November 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Economic Reforms: What’s Coming Next?” with Jürgen Thumann, President, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

22 November 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Does the Transatlantic Idea Have a Future?” with Rafael Bardaji, Director of the Strategic Studies Group (GEES) and Madrid, Advisor to Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar

18 November 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Iraq Today, Views of an Activist on the Ground” with Thomas von der Osten-Sacken, Wadi e.V. (German NGO in Iraq)

15 November 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Accept it – Iran Is Getting the Bomb” with Thorsten Benner, Associate Director, Global Public Policy Institute and Hartmut Philippe, Foreign Policy Advisor, German Bundestag

14 November 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Democracy Promotion – A New Opening for Transatlantic Relations” with Daniel Fried, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State

10 November 2005    
Public Program:
Lecture “What Does NATO Still Do?” by Victoria Nuland, U.S. Ambassador to NATO

10 November 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The New Asian Powers – The Reorientation of German Ostpolitik” with Alexander Rahr, Director of the Körber-Center Russia/CIS, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik

9 November 2005    
Public Program:
Lecture “Red Star over Hollywood – The Film Colony’s Long Romance with the Left” by Ronald Radosh and Allis Radosh, Authors

2 November 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Democracy Agenda” with Paula Dobriansky, Undersecretary of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State

26 October 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: How Freedom Is Won – From Civic Resistance to Durable Democracy”

25 October 2005    
Public Program:
Lecture “The International Human Rights Agenda” by Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2003), Iranian Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

20 October 2005 – 22 October 2005
Leadership Program:
Conference “Aspen Young Professionals Program – Transatlantic Perspectives on China”

17 October 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Is the Arab World Ready for Democracy? – A debate” with Reuel Gerecht, American Enterprise Institute and Claude Weinber, Heinrich Böll Foundation

13 October 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Who is Angela Merkel?” with Gerd Langguth, Biographer of Angela Merkel and Professor, University of Bonn

4 October 2005    
Public Program:
Lecture “Iraq: Right War at the Right Time” mit Christopher Hitchins, Author

29 September 2005    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Next Chapter in German-American Relations” by H.E. William Robert Timkin, U.S. Ambassador to Germany

15 September 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Can American Public Diplomacy Be Fixed?” with John Fund, Member of the Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal

13 September 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Locusts of the World Unite! – Why Free Markets Are Efficient and Moral” with David Cameron, U.K. Parliamentarian and Contender for Tory Party Leadership

28 June 2005    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Between Rule of Power and Rule of Law: Does the International Legal Order Need Reform?”

23 June 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Youth Civic Engagement – Models and Visions”

16 June 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Keeping the Balance: How to Report on a Difficult Friend?” with Claus Kleber, Anchor and Managing Editor, ZDF heute-journal

15 June 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Where is Putin leading Russia? – Press Briefing” with Ari Vatanen, Member of the European Parliament; Tim Whewell, BBC; and Alexander Rahr, German Council on Foreign Relations

9 June 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Family Culture and Religious Culture – New Traditions?”

9 June 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion with Dan Fried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

2 June 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Atlantic Rift – America and Europe on Different Paths” with Matthias Rüb, Washington Correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

31 May 2005    
Public Program:
Lecture “40. Wallenberg Lecture: Development as a Contribution to International Security” with Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

23 May 2005    
Policy Program:
Conference “Iran and Democracy in the Greater Middle East”

10 May 2005    
Leadership Program:
Discussion with Dave Beffert, Research Associate, Global Public Policy Institute; and Dominik Nagl, Ph.D. Student of American History, Freie Universität Berlin

26 April 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “How Can Germany Find its Way Out of the Crisis?” with Christoph Keese, Editor-in-Chief, Welt am Sonntag

25 April 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Developing Democracy in China” with Ellen Bork, Deputy Director, Project for the New American Century

18 April 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Current Crisis in France” with Tony Judt, British Historian and Essayist

7 April 2005 – 9 April 2005
Policy Program:
Conference “The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process”

24 March 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Foreign Policy Under a Second George W. Bush Administration” with Representative Dana Rohrabacher, U.S. House of Representatives

24 March 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Future of the Republican and Democratic Parties in the U.S.” with Peter Wallison, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

23 March 2005 – 24 March 2005
Policy Program:
Conference “Civil Society in the Greater Middle East”

23 March 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Religion and Politics in the US” with Marcia Pally, Journalist and Professor, New York University

14 March 2005    
Public Program:
Diskussion “Roundtable: In Defense of Nationalism” with John O’Sullivan, Editor, The National Interest

10 March 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “What Does a Strategic Partnership with Russia Look Like?” with Prof. Egon Bahr, former Minister

8 March 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: China, Taiwan and the EU Arms Embargo” with Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

1 March 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Roundtable: What’s to be Done About Immigration?” with Irwin Stelzer, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

25 Febuary 2005 – 26 Febuary 2005
Policy Program:
Conference “Germany and Nuclear Non-Proliferation”

24 Febuary 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Role of Faith-Based Initiatives in US Politics and Society” with the US Congressional Staffer’s Delegation

23 Febuary 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Roundtable” with Brandon Lerch, Marc Wheat and Nick Coleman, Staff Members, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources, U.S. House of Representatives

17 Febuary 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “German Foreign Cultural Diplomacy in Times of Terror” with Prof. Dr. Jutta Limbach, President, Goethe Institute

9 Febuary 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Rethinking U.S. Policy on European Integration” with Ron Asmus, Executive Director, German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Center, Brussels

8 Febuary 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Turkey and Perspectives of the EU – is the EU on the Way to Becoming a Global Player?” with Ralf Fücks, Director, Heinrich Böll Foundation

2 Febuary 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Trouble with Islam – A Muslim’s Call to Reform her Faith” with Irshad Manji, Author; and Moritz Schuller, Journalist, Der Tagesspiegel

27 January 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Russia – Dinner Roundtable”

17 January 2005    
Public Program:
Discussion “Germany and Poland – Problems and Chances for the European Union” with Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan, President of the European University Viadrina, Franfurt/Oder, German Coordinator for German-Polish Relations

2004

10 December 2004 – 11 December 2004
Policy Program:
Conference “European Constitution – Workshop”

9 December 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Prospects for Middle East Peace and the Reelection of George W. Bush”

2 December 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Dinner Discussion”

23 November 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Steven Emerson, Journalist

15 November 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Jay F. Hein, Executive Director and Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute

11 November 2004    
Public Program:
Discusison “The British Perception of Germany since Reunification” with H.E. Sir Peter Torry, British Ambassador to Germany

8 November 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO

2 November 2004    
Public Program:
Election Night Party

18 October 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Is Trading with China Trading with the Enemy?”

3 October 2004 – 6 October 2004
Public Program:
Conference “Iran – Working Group”

30 September 2004    
Public Program:
Conference “30 Years Aspen Institute: Can International Law and the UN Cope with the 21st Century?”

29 September 2004 – 1 October 2004
Leadership Program:
Conference “Changing Transatlantic Relations – Chances and Challenges”

26 September 2004 – 27 September 2004
Leadership Program:
Seminar “Congressional Staffers’ Program – Seminar on Oil and Energy Issues”

20 September 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: U.S. Foreign Policy after the Presidential Elections”

8 September 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Professor Reinhold Würth, Entrepreneur

23 August 2004    
Public Program:
Lecture “Anti-Europeanism in the United States”

4 August 2004    
Public Program:
Lecture by Hannes Stein, Author

20 July 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Mira R. Ricardel, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy

19 July 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Why Bush Should Be Reelected – And Why This Is Good for Europe”

12 July 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Michael Barone, Journalist

11 July 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Lorne Craner, Assistant of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

4 July 2004    
Internal Program:
Aspen Summer Party

17 June 2004 – 20 June 2004
Leadership Program:
Conference “Young Leaders Conference Washington”

15 June 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Meeting” with Gernot Erler, MP

10 June 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Weapons of Mass Destruction: What are the Lessons from Iraq, Pakistan, Libya…?” with Thérèse Delpech (CSIS), Oliver Thränert (SWP), and David Kay (Potomac Institute)

9 June 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Debate Bush vs. Kerry – An Update”

3 June 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Future of United States Foreign Policy” with Philip. H. Gordon, Senior Fellow and Director on U.S. and Europe, Brookings Institution

28 May 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Doug Feith, U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

19 May 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Missile Defense”

18 May 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Mordechay Lewy, Israeli Diplomat

12 May 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Tony Tan Keng Yam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and Co-ordinating Minister for Security and Defence

11 May 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Democracy Initiatives in the Middle East” with Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy

6 May 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Douglas J. Besharov, Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

5 May 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Germany and the United States – Do We Need a New Transatlantic Agenda?” with Wolfgang Gerhardt, Chairman, Free Democratic Party (FDP), Germany

4 May 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “At Stake: Democracy for the Greater Middle East?” with Reuel Gerecht, American Enterprise Institute; and Volker Perthes, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

28 April 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Ruud Lubbers, Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

26 April 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Martin Koffel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, URS Corporation

21 April 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion mit Norman Birnbaum, Sociologist Professor (emer.), Georgetown University

20 April 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion mit Dr. Otto Graf Lambsdorff, Chairman, Friedrich Naumann Foundation

6 April 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Ambassador Dennis Ross, Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former U.S. Special Middle East Coordinator

4 April 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Transatlantic Relations – Perspectives and Misconceptions”

23 March 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Human Rights – A Victim in the war on Terror?” with Bianca Jagger, Human Rights Advocate; Jörg Lau, Culture Editor, Die Zeit and Jörg Schönbohm, Minister of the Interior of Brandenburg

16 March 2004    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Need for Reforming Personnel Management – The Lack of Commitment of German Employees and its Consequences for Companies and the Economy” with Gerald Wood, Executive Director, Gallup Germany

15 March 2004 – 21 March 2004
Leadership Program:
New York, Washington Study Tour, Congressional Staffers’ Program

9 March 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The American Empire – The Greatest Danger?”

18 Febuary 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “A new World War? – The Challanges of Islamism for the West” with Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, MP and Foreign Policy Spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group

16 Febuary 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Anti-Americanism, Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism – Is There a Common Thread?” with Michel Friedman, Political Commentator and Journalist

10 Febuary 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Economist as a Political Advisor” with Klaus F. Zimmermann, President, German Institute for Economic Research

4 Febuary 2004    
Public Program:
Lecture “40. Wallenberg Lecture: How to Get Germany Going Again – Opportunities in U.S.-German Economic Relations” by Wolfgang Clement, Minister for Economics and Labor

25 January 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion with Robert Cooper, Advisor to Javier Solana

19 January 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950” with Charles Murray, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

16 January 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Democratic Developments in the Arab World”

15 January 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Decline of France” with Christopher Caldwell, The Weekly Standard/Financial Times, and Jean-Paul Pieper, former Germany Correspondent, Le Figaro

14 January 2004    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The French-German Relationship in an Expanded Europe” with Claude Martin, French Ambassador to Germany

2003

17 December 2003    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Video Conference” with Beth Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

9 December 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Italian Presidency – An Assessment” with Silvio Fagiolo, Italian Ambassador to Germany

7 December 2003    
Leadership Program:
Conference “Congressional Staffers’ Program 2003”

4 December 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Debate: Saving the World, Destroying the Alliance? U.S. Foreign Policy Under George W. Bush” with Klaus Harprecht, Journalist and Dr. Jeffrey Gedmin, Director, Aspen Institute Berlin

2 December 2003    
Public Program:
Lecture “A Certain Idea of Germany and German Foreign Policy” by Prof. Dr. Michael Stürmer

27 November 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion with Ruth Wedgewood, Professor of Law, Johns Hopkins University and Prof. Dr. Helga Haftendorn

19 November 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The USA – Our Foundation” with Annulf Baring, Historian, Free University Berlin

18 November 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Current Issues in the Middle East” with HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal al Hashemi of Jordan

18 November 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Debate: Is Press Coverage of the Bush Administration Fair?” with Victorino Matus, The Weekly Standard; Patrick Schwartz, Die Tageszeitung; and Cherno Jobate, ZDF/RBB

12 November 2003    
Policy Program:
Conference “Western Policy Towards Iran”

10 November 2003    
Public Program:
Lecture “Book Presentation: Benjamin Franklin – An American Life” by Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

21 October 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Transatlantic Nightmare” with Dr. Horst Teltschik, Chairman, Boeing Germany

21 October 2003    
Policy Program:
Delegation Visit to Iraq

8 October 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Transatlantic Rift – How to Bring the Two Sides Together” with Jan Ros, Die Zeit Charles; and Charles Grant, Director, Center for European Reform

6 October 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: We are Entering the More Light-Filled Part of the Tunnel of Transition” with Lord Paddy Ashdown, High Representative for Bosnia & Herzegovina, Special Envoy of the European Union

1 October 2003 – 2 October 2003
Policy Program:
Confenernce “Transatlantic Cooperation on Missile Defense”

30 September 2003    
Public Program:
Lecture “International Security and Stability after 9/11” by Dr. August Hanning, President, Bundesnachrichtendienst

26 September 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Hegemony or Survival – America’s Quest for Global Dominance” with Gary Smith, American Academy; and Charles Kupchan, Council on Foreign Relations

18 September 2003 – 20 September 2003
Policy Program:
Conference “Making International Institutions Work”

9 September 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: USA and EU – Common Challenges in the Middle East” with Reinhard Bütikofer, Chairman, Bündinis 90/Die Grünen

8 September 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “An Evening with the United States”

26 June 2003 – 28 June 2003
Policy Program:
Conference “Transatlantic Relations after the War in Iraq”

24 June 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: What Economic Policy Do We Need?” with Prof. Dr. h.c. Lothar Späth, CEO JENOPTIK AG

23 June 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion with Michael Sanchez

16 June 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Is there a Role for the UN in Global Security?” with Richard Perle, Senior Fellow American Enterprise Institute; and Christoph Bertram, Direkctor, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

2 June 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion with Fred Langhammer, CEO, Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

23 May 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Power and Weakness (Robert Kagan’s famous Essay)” with Tod Lindberg, Editor, Policy Review

23 May 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Discussion: The Current State of Transatlantic Relations” with Rudolf Scharping, Minister of Defense; Tod Lindberg, Editor of Policy Review; and J. D. Bindenagel, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

20 May 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Pax Americana – What in the World Do Americans Want?” with William Schneider, Senior Political Analyst, CNN Resident Fellow American Enterprise Institute

12 May 2003    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Reinvention of Commerce through Online Market Places” by Philipp Justus, eBay GmbH

7 May 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Problems with the American Economy – Lessons for Reformers Elsewhere?” withJames K. Glassman, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

6 May 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Clean or Corrupt Business: What is Easier Today?” with Dr. Hansjörg Elshorst, Chairman, Transparency International Deutsches Chapter e.V.

5 May 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Foreign Policy of the USA – A Critical View” with Norman Birnbaum, Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University Law Center

3 April 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “War Against the West: Terrorism in the 21st Centruty” Walter Laqueur, Author

26 March 2003 – 29 March 2003
Leadership Program:
Conference “Young Leaders Conference”

25 March 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The German Economy” with Hans Olaf Henkel, President, Science Community Gottfried Wilhem Leibniz & Former President, BDI

18 March 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Dinner Roundtable” with Michael Novak, Author

18 March 2003    
Public Program:
Lecture “On Two Wings. Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding – Book Presentation” by Michael Novak, Scholar in Religion, Philosophy and Public Policy, American Enterprise Institute

6 March 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion” Old Europe, New Europe: New Strategic Alliances? A Discussion on the ‘Letter of Eight'” with Michael Gonzalez, Wall Street Journal Europe; Kurt Kister, Süddeutsche Zeitung; and Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Heinrich Böll Foundation

24 Febuary 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Development, Democracy and Islam – From Afghanistan to Iraq” with Wolfgang Schmidt, Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit; and Bassam Tabi, Professor for International Relations, University of Göttingen

21 Febuary 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Germany’s Role in Europe and the World – What Now?” with Dr. Frederick Kempe, Editor, Wall Street Journal Europe

19 Febuary 2003    
Public Program:
Lecture “39. Wallenberg Lecture: Europe and the US – A Responsible Community for the Future” by Angela Merkel, Chairman, CDU

19 Febuary 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion with Angela Merkel, Chairman, CDU

13 Febuary 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Briefing with UN Weapons Inspectors” with Dr. Gabriele Kraatz-Wadsack, Advisor on bio-terrorism, Robert Koch Institute, Bundeswehr; and Dr. David C. Kelly, Adviser, Arms Control Secretariat, UK Ministry of Defense

10 Febuary 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Image of America in Germany”

30 January 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Is it Necessary to Curb Freedoms in the Fight Against Terrorism?” with Otto Schily, German Minister of the Interior; Charles Lane, Legal Correspondent, The Washington Post; and Martin Klingst, Political Editor, Die Zeit

24 January 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: A Presentation on the Situtation in Iraq” with H.E. Daniel Coats, U.S. Ambassador to Germany

13 January 2003    
Public Program:
Discussion “Rountable: Will Political Change in Iraq Help Democracy in Iran?” with David Menashri, Professor for Modern Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University

2002

16 December 2002    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Dinner Debate: American and European Perceptions Towards Israel”

20 November 2002    
Policy Program:
Conference “The Transformation of NATO” with Vaclav Havel, President of the Czech Republich

13 November 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The U.S. Midterm Elections and an Early Look to 2004” with Robert Kimmitt, Executive Vice President, AOL Time Warner

6 November 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Debate: America and Europe – Is There a Values Gap?” with Jedediah Purdy, Author; Philip Delves-Broughton, The Daily Telegraph and Jan Ross, Die Zeit

31 October 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion with Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO

25 October 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Russian Economic Trends” with William Marsteller, Export Import Bank of the United States

23 October 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: What are the Roots of European Anti-Americanism and Should Either Side Care?” with Eric Alterman, Author and Columnist, The Nation

18 October 2002    
Public Program:
Lecture “38. Wallenberg Lecture: German Foreign Policy after the Elections” by Roland Koch, Prime Minister of Hessen

11 October 2002 – 12 October 2002
Policy Program:
Conference “Democracy, Islam, and Western Security”

8 October 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The State of Transatlantic Relations: an American View” with Henry Kissinger, Former U.S. Secretary of State

1 October 2002 – 2 October 2002
Policy Program:
Conference “Transatlantic Cooperation on Missile Defense”

1 October 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: How can Industry Promote the German-American Dialogue?” with Martin Koffel, Chairman and CEO, URS Corporation

30 September 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: A Briefing on German-American Relations” with Wolfgang Ischinger, German Ambassador to the U.S.

16 September 2002    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Transatlantic Discussion on How to Treat Treaties” by John R. Bolton, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

13 September 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: From Liberal Internationalists to the Neoconservatives – Schools of American Foreign Policy Thinking” with Adam Garfinkle, Editor, National Interest Magazine

12 July 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion with Pascal Lamy, EU Commissioner for Trade

11 July 2002    
Public Program:
“Aspen Filmshorts” with Florian Gallenberger, Oscar-Winning Director

5 July 2002 – 6 July 2002
Policy Program:
Conference “Aspen Working Group on 9/11 Issues”

1 July 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Coalition Warfare – Enduring Freedom and Beyond” with General Larry Welch, USAF ret., President of the Institute for Defense Analyses

11 June 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Dinner Discussion: Transatlantic Issues” with Craig Kennedy, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

10 June 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Muslims in America – Who Are They?” with Dr. Peter Skerry, Scholar, Brookings Institution

6 June 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Dinner Discussion: Tensions in the Transatlantic Relationship” with James P. Rubin, Former Assistant Secretary of State

6 June 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Civil Rights and Security Issues in Israel” with Dr. Elyakim Rubinstein, Israeli Attorney General

5 June 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Current Issues in the Transatlantic Relationship” with James P. Rubin, Former Assistant Secretary of State

4 June 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Peace and Stability in Southeastern Europe” with Mircea Geoana, Romanian Foreign Minister

24 May 2002    
Public Program:
Lecture “Prospects for Peace in the Middle East” by Benjamin Netanyahu, Former Prime Minister of Israel

22 May 2002    
Public Program:
Lecture “Pills, Patents, and Competitiveness” by Hubertus Erlen, CEO, Schering AG

19 May 2002 – 20 May 2002
Policy Program:
Conference “Politics of Architecture”

19 May 2002    
Public Program:
Lecture “USA Inc.? An American Critique of Globalization” by Ralph Nader, U.S. Green Party 2000 Presidential Candidate

16 May 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Bush in Berlin” with James R. Woolsey, Former Director, CIA and Gernot Erler, Foreign Policy Spokesman, SPD

14 May 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Reviving the Marshall Plan: Nation-Building in the 21st Century” with Jack Kemp, Former Member, U.S. Congress

13 May 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Legacy of Miles Davis” with Martha Bayles, Professor, Claremont McKenna College

24 April 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Free Trade Above All?” with Claude Barfield. American Enterprise Institute and Norbert Wieczorek, MP

11 April 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Dinner Discussion: America, her Allies and the War on Terrorism” with Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University

10 April 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Is Socialism Really Dead?” with Reinhard Bütikofer, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen und Joshua Muravchik, American Enterprise Institute

10 April 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Debate: When is War Just?” with David Blankenhorn, Institute for American Values; Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University; and Robert von Rimscha, Der Tagesspiegel

8 April 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Dinner Discussion: The Middle East Crisis” with Joshua Muravchik, American Enterprise Institute

4 April 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Israel’s War on Terror” with Ambassador Dore Gold, Foreign Policy Advisor to Ariel Sharon

2 April 2002    
Public Program:
Lecture “Book Presentation: War on the West” by Walter Laqueur, Historian

7 March 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: After Saddam Hussein: What’s Next?” with Ahmed Chalabi, President, Iraqi National Congress

3 March 2002    
Policy Program:
Conference “Are the Baltic States Ready for NATO and Vice Versa? – Conference of Baltic Defense Ministers”

3 March 2002    
Policy Program:
Conference “Ukraine – Defense Issues and Trends, Conference of NATO Defense Ministers”

28 Febuary 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Debate: Could Cheaper Energy be Better for the Environment?” with James Glassman, American Enterprise Institute and Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, German Bundestag

27 Febuary 2002    
Public Program:
Lecture “PDS and Business: Why Not?” by Gregor Gysi, Senator, Berlin Senate

22 Febuary 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Journalists Lunch: NATO Expansion” with Bruce Jackson, President, U.S. Committee on NATO and Vice President, Lockheed Martin

21 Febuary 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Inside the Beltway – Washington Politics and Foreign Policy” with William Kristol, Publisher and Editor, The Weekly Standard

18 Febuary 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Debate: Euro, Eros, Error? Will the Common Currency Really Achieve its Economic and Political Objectives?” with Irwin Stelzer, The Sunday Times and Norbert Walter, Deutsche Bank

12 Febuary 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Russia and NATO – An Assessment” with Chris Donnelly, Special Advisor to the Secretary General, NATO

1 Febuary 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Central Europe – Issues and Trends” with Viktor Orban, Prime Minister, Republic of Hungary

31 January 2002    
Public Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Prague Summit Update” with Nicholas Burns, U.S. Ambassador to NATO

20 January 2002 – 26 January 2002
Leadership Program:
Congressional Staffers’ Study Tour – Immigration and Homeland Security in Germany and Europe

2001

13 December 2001 – 14 December 2001
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers’ Program Luncheon” with Matthias Machnig, SPD

12 December 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Debate: The Campaign Against Terror – Should Iraq be Next?” with Robert Kagan, Washington Post and Andreas Zumach, Die Tageszeitung

10 December 2001 – 12 December 2001
Leadership Program:
Conference “Leaders’ Seminar: Aspen Mediterranean Dialog”

10 December 2001    
Policy Program:
Conference “The Euro Revisited”

27 November 2001    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Program Luncheon” with Dr. Arndt Frhr. Freytag von Loringhoven

26 November 2001    
Policy Program:
Conference “The IT Sector and the Labor Markets in Germany, Poland and the US”

17 November 2001    
Policy Program:
Conference “Women in Globalization”

16 November 2001    
Public Program:
Lecture “37. Wallenberg Lecture: The Past and Future of Globalization” with Carol M. Browner

13 November 2001 – 14 November 2001
Policy Program:
Conference on “Transatlantic Relations after September 11, 2001”

24 October 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Briefing: Trade in the 21st Century” with Ellen Frost, IIE

22 October 2001 – 23 October 2001
Policy Program:
Conference “U.S.-European Global Forum” with the Brookings Institution, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) and the Center for European Reform

16 October 2001    
Public Program:
Lecture “36. Wallenberg Lecture:” by Hasso Plattner, Co-Founder, SAP

11 October 2001    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Program: Current Russian Perspectives on American Foreign Policy”

9 October 2001 – 11 October 2001
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Program Luncheon” with Dr. Sergej Rogov, Russian Institute and Achim Schmillen, German Foreign Office

10 October 2001    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffer’s Program: Is There a Global Recession? The View from Germany”

7 October 2001 – 9 October 2001
Policy Program:
Conference “German-American-Russian Dialogue (GARD): Global Security After September 11, 2001”

28 September 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Briefing: America, the Allies and the Terrorist Threat”

25 September 2001    
Public Program:
Lecture “David Anderson Memorial Lecture: Challenges to Security in Central and Southeastern Europe – Ten Years after Slovenia’s Independence” by Anton Grizold, Minister of Defense, Slovenia,

20 September 2001    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Briefing for Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Scholars”

10 September 2001    
Public Program:
Lecture “Russia and the West – American Perspectives” by The Honorable Bill Bradley

10 September 2001    
Policy Program:
Lecture “Briefing: The Prospects for Trade Liberalization in a Perfect Storm Economy –  Can Bush Do It?” by Ambassador Richard Fisher

13 July 2001 – 14 July 2001
Leadership Program:
Conference “Congressional Staffers Program Seminar: Redefining European-U.S. Security Relations – Seeking a New Balance”

1 July 2001    
Public Program:
Aspen Summer Party

27 June 2001    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: International Security” with Parlimentarians from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

26 June 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: The New American Policy towards Eastern Europe” with Prof. Klaus Segbers, Osteuropa Institute, Free University Berlin

23 June 2001 – 25 June 2001
Policy Program:
Conference “Seminar: German-American-Russian Dialogue (GARD)”

22 June 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Briefing: Economic and Trade Policy of the Bush Administration” with Howard Rosen

19 June 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Briefing: A New Era for Transatlantic Relations?”

15 June 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Campaign Finance” with Thomas Mann, Brookings Institution

15 June 2001    
Policy Program:
Lecture “Briefing: The First 100 Days of George W. Bush” by Thomas Mann, Brookings Institution

12 June 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: The Baltic States”

9 June 2001 – 11 June 2001
Leadership Program:
Aspen Germany Alumni Seminar: The Class of 1989

2 June 2001    
Leadership Program:
Conference “Young Leaders Meeting”

28 May 2001    
Public Program:
Lecture “Shepard Stone Lecture: Averting Hostile Exploitation of Biotechnology”

27 May 2001 – 1 June 2001
Leadership Program:
Congressional Staffers’ Program Study Tour – Regional Versus Global Forces

29 May 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Anthrax – The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak” with Dr. Jeanne Guillemin

28 May 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Averting Hostile Exploitation of Biotechnology” with Matthew S. Meselson, Department of Molecular and Cellurlar Biology, Harvard University

20 May 2001 – 22 May 2001
Leadership Program:
Conference “Second Aspen Mayors’ Summit”

10 May 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Manfred-Wörner-Seminar Roundtable: The Future of Transatlantic Relations”

25 April 2001 – 26 April 2001
Leadership Program:
Diskussion “Congressional Staffers Program: The New Transatlantic Relationship” with Christoph Bertram, Director, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin

26 April 2001    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Program: Europe’s Military Revolution – Pain in the Neck or Opportunity for NATO?”

25 April 2001    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Program: Is Europe Getting its Act Together? From Enlargement to Power Projection”

24 April 2001    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Program: Climate Change at a Crossroads? A German Perspective on How to Successfully Conclude Negotiations at the Resumed Conference of the Parties in Bonn” with Dr. Karsten Sach, German Federal Environment Ministry

23 April 2001 – 24 April 2001
Policy Program:
Conference “U.S.-European Global Forum”

22 March 2001 – 24 March 2001
Policy Program:
Conference “Aspen Franco-German Dialogue: France and Germany – Between Healthy Divergence and Necessary Convergences”

20 March 2001    
Public Program:
Lecture “David Anderson Memorial Lecture: The New U.S. Economic Policy” by C. Fred Bergsten,

15 March 2001    
Policy Program:
Conference “Workshop: The Role of Women in Peace Building”

12 March 2001 – 13 March 2001
Policy Program:
Conference “Perspectives on Atlantic Security Policy”

8 March 2001    
Public Program:
Lecture “Book Presentation” by Lothar Uebel

1 March 2001    
Public Program:
Lecture “Shepard Stone Memorial Lecture: Missile Defense Against Rogue Nations – Is the United States on the Right Track?” by Richard Garwin, Council on Foreign Relations

14 Febuary 2001    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Program: Globalization and the Future of International Cooperation – The Role of Europe and the USA” with Dr. Wolfgang Reinicke, Director, Global Policy Project and Managing Director, GALAXAR, S.A.

13 Febuary 2001    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Program: Global Economic Policymaking”

2 Febuary 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Regional Economic Development and Cross-Border Cooperation”

30 January 2001    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: Ukraine 2001 – Assessment of the Actual Political and Economic Situation” with Prof. Klaus Segbers, Free University Berlin; Dr. Rainer Lindner, University of Konstanz and Dr. Christian von Hirschhausen, German Consulting Group Ukraine, Free University Berlin

26 January 2001 – 27 January 2001
Policy Program:
Conference “Balancing Transatlantic Relations: U.S.-European Relations in Global Politics”

2000

10 December 2000 – 12 December 2000
Leadership Program:
Seminar “Young Leaders ‘Mediterranian Dialogue'”

6 December 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Briefing: Financing a Capital City” with Dr. Alice M. Rivlin and Dr. Annette Fugmann-Heesing

5 December 2000    
Public Program:
Lecture “35. Wallenberg Lecture: The Impact of Internet on the Economy” by Dr. Alice M. Rivlin

5 December 2000    
Policy Program:
Conference “Political Strategies for E-success: Best Practices from Germany and the United States “

30 November 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Briefing: Political Perspectives on the Use of Biotechnology in U.S. Agriculture” with Carole Brookins

26 November 2000 – 28 November 2000
Leadership Program:
Seminar “Congressional Staffers Program: Redefining EU-US Trade Relations – Setting a New Consensus”

24 November 2000    
Policy Program:
Conference “Workshop: Transatlantic Relations following the U.S. Presidential Election”

21 November 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: Russia in the U.S. Foreign Policy after the Elections” with Prof. Klaus Segbers, Free University Berlin

8 November 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The USA after the Elections”

7 November 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “U.S. Election Night”

21 October 2000 – 26 October 2000
Leadership Program:
Congressional Staffers Program in Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, and Stuttgart): “Leaps Forward – Examples of Economic and Societal Modernization – Study Tour”

13 October 2000 – 18 October 2000
Leadership Program:
Conference “Workshop: TRANSFUSE (Transatlantic Networking for the Future of Southeastern Europe) Young Leaders Group”

10 October 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: Where are the Borders of Eastern Europe?” with Prof. Klaus Segbers, Free University Berlin

9 October 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Briefing: U.S. Foreign Policy after the Elections” with Prof. Stephen Szabo

29 September 2000    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Lunch: The Inconsistencies of the NMD Debate” with Karl-Heinz Kamp, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation

28 September 2000    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Dinner: The Future of Transatlantic Security Relations” with Karl-Heinz Kamp, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation

27 September 2000    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Briefing for American Fellows of the Federal Chancellors Program”

13 September 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Briefing: Women for Peace – A Success Story from Macedonia” with Mjellma Mehmeti

4 September 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Lunch Briefing: From Property to Access – A Socio-Economic Critique of the Biotech-Revolution” with Jeremy Rifkin

4 August 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Arms Control – The New NATO” with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP) Summer School Group

13 July 2000    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Roundtable: NMD, ESDP, Kosovo, Trade and Other Topical Transatlantic Issues” with Wolfgang Ischinger, State Secretary in the Federal Foreign Office Berlin

11 July 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: Infrastructure of CEE Teaching and Research” with Prof. Klaus Segbers, Free University Berlin, Berlin

11 July 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Briefing: United States Defence Policy and NMD” with Stephen Hadley and Christopher Makins

4 July 2000    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Bundeswehr Reform: New Forces for the 21st Century – Transatlantic Seminar” with Prof. Helga Haftendorn, Free University Berlin

4 July 2000    
Public Program:
Mid-Day Concert – Bach Consort

3 July 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: The Challenges of Mitrovica”

2 July 2000    
Public Program:
4th of July Party at the Aspen Institute

30 June 2000    
Policy Program:
Seminar “The OECD Anti-bribery Convention”

28 June 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Briefing: The Fight Against Corruption” with Philip Urofsky

26 June 2000 – 27 June 2000
Policy Program:
Conference “Balancing Transatlantic Relations”

21 June 2000 – 26 June 2000
Leadership Program:
Conference “TRANSFUSE (Transatlantic Networking for the Future of Southeastern Europe) Young Leaders Group: Third Workshop on ‘Democratic Security'”

20 June 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Briefing: U.S. Foreign Policy after the Elections” with Robert Lieber, Georgetown University

16 June 2000 – 17 June 2000
Leadership Program:
Seminar “Congressional Staffers Seminar: The Reform of the International Financial Institutions” with  Ellen Forst, Institute for International Economics; Klaus Deutsch, Deutsche Bank Research and Werner Schuele, European Commission to the U.S

13 June 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Friedrich Ebert Foundation: Transatlantic Brainstorming”

6 June 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: Energy and Security in the Caucasus and Central Asia” with Prof. Klaus Segbers, Free University Berlin

2 June 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Briefing: U.S. Foreign and Security Policy and Transatlantic Relations” with Dr. Michael Haltzel, Minority Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

30 May 2000    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Transatlantic Seminar – The Impact of the Communications Revolution on Transatlantic Relations” with Prof. Helga Haftendorn, Free University Berlin

25 May 2000    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Program: Worldwide Standards of Privacy and IT-Security Promote Global E-Business” with Alfred Büllesbach, Daimler-Chrysler

22 May 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Breakfast Briefing: Governing the Internet” with Prof. Hedblom

8 May 2000 – 9 May 2000
Policy Program:
Conference “Social Capital”

19 April 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Transatlantic Trade – Challenges and Opportunites”

13 April 2000    
Public Program:
Aspen Anniversary Celebration Dinner

12 April 2000    
Public Program:
Lecture “Book Presentation” by Elisabeth Pond

6 April 2000 – 8 April 2000
Leadership Program:
Conference “Cities in the Era of Globalization – First Trilateral Annual Mayors’ Conference”

5 April 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Prof. Angela Stent

1 April 2000 – 5 April 2000
Leadership Program:
Conference “TRANSFUSE (Transatlantic Networking for the Future of Southeastern Europe) Young Leaders Group: Second Workshop on Civil Society in Wye, MD and Washington, D.C.”

31 March 2000    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Roundtable and Dinner: Stabilizing Peace in Kosovo – The Transatlantic Dimension”with John Roper, University of Birmingham

31 March 2000    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Congressional Staffers Roundtable: The Balkans – Crisis Sustained” with Pauline Neville-Jones, Senior Advisor to Carl Bildt, and Gerhard Sabathil, Head of Office DG External Relations in the European Commission

28 March 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: Russia after the Presidential Elections” with Prof. Segbers, Free University Berlin

17 March 2000 – 19 March 2000
Policy Program:
Conference “New Traditions”

16 March 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Roundtable: Oil, Energy and Security in the 21st Century”

8 March 2000 – 10 March 2000
Leadership Program:
Discussion “First Meeting of the Congressional Staffers Program”

29 Febuary 2000    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Transatlantic Seminar: Perspectives of a European Security and Defense Identity” with Prof. Helga Haftendorn, Free University Berlin

3 Febuary 2000    
Public Program:
Discussion “Rotary Meeting and Book Presentation” with Prof. Dudenhausen

1 Febuary 2000    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Transatlantic Seminar: The Crisis of Arms Control” with Prof. Helga Haftendorn, Free University Berlin

28 January 2000    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Transatlantic Strategic Study Group”

28 January 2000 – 30 January 2000
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of Europe: Constructing a Stable Peace in Europe”

24 January 2000    
Policy Program:
USA-EXPO Delegation – Visit

23 January 2000 – 25 January 2000
Policy Program:
Conference “The Bundeswehr: 10 Years After German Unification”

14 January 2000    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Booz, Allen, Hamilton


1999 - 1990

1999

21 December 1999    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Transatlantic Seminar: Lessons of the Kosovo Conflict” with Prof. Helga Haftendorn, Free University of Berlin

15 December 1999    
Public Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: Russian Elites in Transition” with Prof. Klaus Segbers, Free University of Berlin

14 December 1999    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Transatlantic Networking for the Future of Southeastern Europe” with Pauline Nevile-Jones, Hawkpoint Partners Limited London and Prof. John Roper, University of Bermingham

11 December 1999 – 15 December 1999
Leadership Program:
Workshop “Young Leader Program: Media in Southeastern Europe” with TRANSFUSE (Transatlantic Networking for the Future of Southeastern Europe)

12 December 1999    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Media in the Kosovo Crisis – Friend or Foe? Recorder or Judge?” with Chris Burns, CNN Berlin, William Drozdiak, Washington Post Berlin, Stephen Erlanger, New York Times Prague, Veran Matic, B 92 Belgrade and Blerim Shala, Zeri Pristina

9 December 1999    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Albania on its Way to Democracy”

4 December 1999    
Policy Program:
Conference “German & European Immigration and Integration Policies”

22 November 1999 – 26 November 1999
Policy Program:
Conference “European State-Society Relations” in Brussels

18 November 1999 – 21 November 1999
Leadership Program:
Conference “Global Values – Imagination, Illusion or Reality?” in Chicago, USA

14 November 1999    
Public Program:
Lecture “34. Wallenberg Lecture: Reuniting Europe – Our Historic Responsibility” by Jacques Delors, Former President of the European Commission

12 November 1999    
Leadership Program:
German Marshall Fund of the United States Fellows – Visit

27 October 1999    
Public Program:
Lecture “33. Wallenberg Lecture: NATO – New Challenges in a Changing World” by General Wesley Clark, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO

26 October 1999    
Leadership Program:
Seminar “Transatlantic Seminar: A European Union Transformed and Enlarged” with Prof. Helga Haftendorn, Free University of Berlin

22 October 1999    
Public Program:
Discussion “State or Market?” with Dr. Daniel Yergin, CEO of Cambridge Energy Research Associates

21 October 1999    
Leadership Program:
Akademie der Bundeswehr – Visit

19 October 1999    
Public Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: Foreign Policy Consulting” with Prof. Klaus Segbers, Free University of Berlin

5 October 1999    
Public Program:
Discussion “Human Rights after Kosovo and East Timor” with Morton Halperin, Director, Policy Planning Staff, US-Department of State

29 September 1999    
Leadership Program:
Bundestag Interns – Visit

27 September 1999    
Leadership Program:
Members of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung – Visit

23 September 1999 – 26 September 1999
Policy Program:
Conference “Russia and the West after Kosovo”

17 September 1999    
Leadership Program:
Harvard Alumni at the Aspen Institute – Visit

13 September 1999    
Public Program:
Lecture “Luncheon: Secret Intelligence – Has It a Place in Ethical Foreign Policy?” with Dr. Michael Herman, Director, Sotomo

31 August 1999    
Public Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: The Upcoming Russian Elections” with Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers, Free University of Berlin

20 August 1999    
Public Program:
Discussion “The New NATO” with the German Council on Foreign Relations Summer School Group on Arms Control

16 August 1999 – 20 August 1999
Leadership Program:
Conference “US-Russia Relations” with US-Senators

13 July 1999    
Public Program:
Discussion “Jour Fixe Roundtable: Crisis in Russia” with Prof. Klaus Segbers, Free University of Berlin

9 July 1999    
Leadership Program:
Discussion with U.S. Members of Congress and Guests of the Hanns Seidel Foundation

8 July 1999    
Policy Program:
Delegation from the China Institute for International and Strategic Studies – Visit

6 July 1999    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Transatlantic Seminar: What kind of Russia? European and American Perspectives for the 21st Century” with Prof. Helga Haftendorn, Free University of Berlin

3 July 1999    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “The Unity of Europe” with the Young Leaders of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

1 July 1999    
Public Program:
Discussion “European Monetary Union through the Eyes of the Media”

7 June 1999    
Public Program:
Lecture “Book Presentation: Russia and Germany Reborn – Unification, the Soviet Collapse and the New Europe” by Prof. Angela Stent, Georgetown University

4 June 1999 – 6 June 1999
Policy Program:
Conference “Western Policies and the Crisis in Russia”

28 May 1999 – 31 May 1999
Policy Program:
Conference “US-Russia Dialogue” with the Aspen Strategy Group

28 May 1999 – 29 May 1999
Policy Program:
Conference “The New German-French Relationship in a European and International Context”

27 May 1999 – 28 May 1999
Policy Program:
Seminar “Civil-Military Technological Integration in Europe – Current Practice and Future Prospects”

26 May 1999    
Policy Program:
Conference “Risk Management in the Information Age”

25 May 1999    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Transatlantic Seminar: From an Alliance of Necessity to an Alliance of Choice” with Prof. Helga Haftendorn, Free University of Berlin

18 May 1999    
Public Program:
Seminar “America’s Presence – Europe’s Future”

15 May 1999 – 16 May 1999
Policy Program:
Conference “Next Steps in Arms Control”

7 May 1999 – 8 May 1999
Policy Program:
Conference “The Berlin Airlift and Suceeding Crises – Lessons for the Emerging Berlin Republic”

30 April 1999    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Strategies for Introducing American Technologies into the German Market” with a Delegation of New England Emerging Technologies

19 April 1999    
Policy Program:
Visit of Members of The Friends of the Vatican Museum

10 April 1999 – 15 April 1999
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of Europe – Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Transatlantic Relationship”

29 March 1999    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Berlin as Gateway to Central Europe”

19 March 1999    
Public Program:
Lecture “The EU – Atlantic Partner and Political Actor” by Rudolf Scharping, German Defense Minister

12 March 1999    
Policy Program:
Seminar “From Washington to Prague – The German and European Integration Process and the Impact on the Transatlantic Relationship”

5 March 1999 – 7 March 1999
Policy Program:
Conference “Southeastern Europe – An Agenda for the 21st Century”

5 March 1999    
Public Program:
Discussion “U.S. Foreign and Security Policy and Europe – A Congressional Perspective” by Dr. Paul E. Gallis, Congressional Research Service

11 Febuary 1999    
Public Program:
Lecture “32. Wallenberg Lecture: The New NATO – Strategy for the New Century” by Dr. Javier Solana, Secretary General of NATO

26 January 1999    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Global Security in an Increasingly Interdependent World Environment”

1998

10 December 1998 – 12 December 1998
Policy Program:
Conference “Learning Crisis Management: Lessons from Berlin – The Berlin Airlift and Beyond”

2 December 1998    
Public Program:
Lecture “31. Wallenberg Lecture: Europe Before the Introduction of the Euro – Challenges and Opportunities for the Transatlantic Partnership” by Johann-Wilhelm Gaddum, Vice President of the German Federal Bank

23 November 1998    
Public Program:
Discussion “American Public Attitudes on European-American Relations” with Prof. Steven Kull, University of Maryland

17 November 1998    
Public Program:
Discussion “A Victory of the Democratic Party: Congressional Elections 1998 – An Analysis” with Prof. Morris Fiorina, American Academy of Arts and Science

6 November 1998 – 7 November 1998
Public Program:
Discussion “Prognosis for the Russian Economy”

5 November 1998    
Public Program:
Discussion “German-American Relations after the Elections” by Prof. Max Kaase, Social Science Reasearch Center Berlin

24 October 1998 – 27 October 1998
Policy Program:
Discussion “Kosovo and the Prospects for Stability in the Balkans” with the Aspen Strategy Group

17 October 1998    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Transatlantic Seminar: Berlin Ten Years After – The Reagan Revolution in Retrospect”

16 October 1998    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Reconstructing American Strength – Security and Defense Policy in the USA during the Reagan Administration”

16 October 1998    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Future of Transatlantic Defense Corporation” with John Kornblum, U.S. Ambassador

10 September 1998 – 11 September 1998
Policy Program:
Conference “Trilateral Conference of the German-Russia Forum: The Russian Media Today – Fourth  Power for Democracy and Freedom of Opinion”

9 September 1998    
Public Program:
Discussion “Berlin’s Future as a Capital” with Gina Depres, Senior Vice President, Capital Research and Management Company

8 September 1998    
Public Program:
Discussion with Gina Depres, Senior Vice President, Capital Research and Management Company

2 September 1998    
Public Program:
Lecture “Public-Private Partnerships and the Future of the Transatlantic Partnership” by John Kornblum, U.S. Ambassador

17 August 1998    
Public Program:
Lecture “Perspectives of a Modern Industrial Society” by Edelgard Buhlmann, Federal Minister of Education and Research of Germany and Fred Kempe, Editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe

26 July 1998 – 31 July 1998
Policy Program:
Seminar “Challenges to Democracy – Then and Now”

20 July 1998    
Policy Program:
Discussion “An Integrity Pact Concept with Regard to International Corruption” with Transparency International

10 July 1998 – 13 July 1998
Policy Program:
Conference “Sub-regional Balkan Conference: Regional Cooperation”

20 June 1998 – 21 June 1998
Policy Program:
Conference at the Jewish Museum Berlin

12 June 1998 – 13 June 1998
Policy Program:
Conference “Aspen Franco-German Dialogue – L’Union Economique et Monetaire: Defis et Opportunities”

11 June 1998 – 13 June 1998
Policy Program:
Conference “Franco-German Dialogue Conference: The European Monetary Union – Challenges and Opportunities of the Economic and Monetary Union”

9 June 1998    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Whither Turkey? Dimensions of Future Turkish Domestic and Foreign Policy”

7 June 1998 – 9 June 1998
Policy Program:
Conference “Whither Turkey?  Dimensions of Future Turkish Domestic and Foreign Policy”

28 May 1998    
Public Program:
Discussion “Future Transatlantic Trade Relations” with Howard F. Rosen, Minority Staff Director, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Senate

24 May 1998 – 26 May 1998
Public Program:
Discussion “German and International Topics” with Richard G. Lugar, U.S. Senator

13 May 1998 – 17 May 1998
Leadership Program:
Conference “Young Leaders Conferences: The Future of Europe – The Eastward Enlargement of the European Union”

12 May 1998    
Public Program:
Reception for Dr. Kelleher by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen

11 May 1998    
Public Program:
Reception for Dr. Kelleher sponsored by the Aspen Institute USA and Daimler Benz

6 May 1998 – 8 May 1998
Policy Program:
Conference “The Euro, the Dollar, and the World Economy”

19 March 1998 – 21 March 1998
Policy Program:
Conference “Sub-regional Balkan Conference: Balkan Cooperation – Necessity or Illusion?”

13 March 1998    
Public Program:
Lecture “Feeble Tigers – A Risk to the World Economy?” with Dr. Günter Rexrodt, Federal Minister of Economics, Germany

3 March 1998 – 8 March 1998
Leadership Program:
Third Meeting of the Balkan Young Leaders Group on “The Future of the Balkans”

27 January 1998    
Policy Program:
Transatlantic Relations Project

5 January 1998    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Robert Bosch Fellows

1997

16 December 1997    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Future of the American Academy” with Dr. Gary Smith, Director of the American Academy, Berlin

15 December 1997 – 17 December 1997
Leadership Program:
Discussion “The Future of Europe” with the Young Leaders Group

4 December 1997 – 6 December 1997
Policy Program:
Conference “Cross-Border Migration – The International Dimension”

23 November 1997 – 25 November 1997
Policy Program:
Conference “Transatlantic Relations” with the Transatlantic Study Group

15 November 1997 – 17 November 1997
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of Europe – Opportunities and Challenges for the EU – Maastricht II and the European Monetary Union”

5 November 1997 – 7 November 1997
Policy Program:
Conference “Russian Foreign and Security Policy in the Context of NATO Enlargement”

5 November 1997    
Public Program:
Lecture “Perspectives of Russian Foreign Policy” by General Alexander Lebed

4 November 1997    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Construction of a Pluralistic Society” with Zoran Djindjić, Former Mayor of Belgrade

30 October 1997    
Policy Program:
Lecture by Annette Fugmann-Heesing, Berlin Senator of Finances

29 October 1997    
Leadership Program:
Conference of a Young Leaders Group

16 October 1997 – 19 October 1997
Leadership Program:
Discussion “The Future of the Balkans”

15 October 1997 – 22 October 1997
Leadership Program:
Conference “Perspectives for Central Europe – After the Madrid and Amsterdam Summits, Prague & Budapest” with Young Central European Leaders Study Group

5 October 1997 – 7 October 1997
Policy Program:
Conference “Russian Foreign and Security Policy in the Context of NATO Enlargement”

30 September 1997    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Equipping the Berlin Scientific Space Under Changed Financial Conditions” with Annette Fugmann-Heesing, Berlin Finance Senator

29 September 1997    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “The Future of Europe and the Transatlantic Relations”

17 September 1997 – 20 September 1997
Policy Program:
Discussion with Members of The Hague Club

25 August 1997    
Public Program:
Lecture “30. Wallenberg Lecture: NATO After the Madrid Summit – Guarantor of Stability in Europe” by General Klaus Naumann, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

24 June 1997    
Policy Program:
Conference on the Balkans

6 June 1997 – 8 June 1997
Policy Program:
Conference “Presentation of Bulgarian “Unfinished Peace”

6 June 1997    
Public Program:
Lecture by David Schönbaum and Elisabeth Pond

4 May 1997    
Policy Program:
Conference “Rapprochement with Germany – The Challenges of Normalcy”

26 April 1997 – 28 April 1997
Leadership Program:
Conference “The Future of the Balkans”

21 April 1997    
Policy Program:
Conference “The Albanian Crisis and Stability in the Balkans”

3 April 1997    
Policy Program:
Conference “Modern Technology and the American University – Challenges and Opportunities”

20 March 1997    
Public Program:
Lecture “Reconstruction in Bosnia – The Road Ahead” by Christine Wallich, The World Bank

14 March 1997 – 15 March 1997
Policy Program:
Conference “The New Geopolitical Shape of Central Europe”

10 Febuary 1997    
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of Europe – Opportunities and Challenges for the EU”

1996

19 December 1996    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Does the Cobra Have a Head – Between Ivory Tower and Hamster Wheel – Berlin Scientific Center of Province?”

29 November 1996 – 30 November 1996
Policy Program:
Conference “Political Elites and the Formation of German Foreign Policy”

14 November 1996 – 15 November 1996
Policy Program:
Discussion “Data Protection in the Global Society – Conflicting Approaches in the US and Europe”

12 November 1996    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “America After the Elections – Implications for the U.S. Political System”

4 November 1996    
Public Program:
Lecture “29. Wallenberg Lecture: Transatlantic Relations – The Stabilizing Factor of an Architecture for all of Europe” by Dr. Hans-Dietrich Genscher

25 October 1996 – 27 October 1996
Policy Program:
Conference “Strengthening Civil Society in Southeastern Europe”

12 October 1996    
Policy Program:
Discussion “America After the Elections – Implications for the U.S. Political System”

27 September 1996 – 28 September 1996
Policy Program:
Discussion “Unfinished Peace” with the International Commission on the Balkans

22 September 1996 – 26 September 1996
Public Program:
Lecture “The Unfinished Peace on the Balkans”

15 September 1996 – 16 September 1996
Policy Program:
Conference “Images of Islam and Muslim Women in Western Societies – Comparative Perspectives from the U.S. and Europe”

27 August 1996    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Russian and the “Near Abroad” – Aspects of Russian Foreign Policy”

18 July 1996    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Perception versus Reality – Challenges of Economic Development”

26 June 1996    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Dynamics of U.S. Higher Education and Research”

19 June 1996 – 22 June 1996
Policy Program:
Discussion “Transmission of Multimedia and Digital Services Across National Borders”

18 June 1996    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Institution-Building and Personality in Russian Politics”

12 June 1996    
Public Program:
Lecture “28. Wallenberg Lecture: Causes and Consequences of Change in Europe” by Prof. Dr. Kurt Biedenkopf, Minister President of the Free State of Saxony

6 June 1996    
Public Program:
Lecture by Leo Tindemans, Former Belgian Prime Minister

8 May 1996    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Southern Balkans After Dayton – From the Macedonian Question to the Albanian Question”

6 May 1996    
Policy Program:
Conference “Landscapes in Transition – Post-Communist Reality in East European Literature”

14 April 1996    
Policy Program:
Conference with the Aspen Carnegie International Commission

10 April 1996 – 15 April 1996
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to Zagreb, Sarajevo and Berlin

10 April 1996    
Policy Program:
Lecture “The U.S. Political Science” by Bill Bradley, U.S. Senator

26 March 1996    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Prospects for Peace in the Former Yugoslavia”

21 March 1996 – 22 March 1996
Policy Program:
Study Mission to Frankfurt-am-Main, Duesseldorf

17 March 1996 – 19 March 1996
Policy Program:
Conference “Crime in a Borderless Europe”

5 March 1996 – 8 March 1996
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to Moscow

26 Febuary 1996 – 4 March 1996
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to London, Bonn, The Hague

23 Febuary 1996    
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to Paris

21 Febuary 1996 – 22 Febuary 1996
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to Brussels

10 Febuary 1996 – 15 Febuary 1996
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to New York and Washington DC

20 January 1996 – 27 January 1996
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Sandzak

16 January 1996    
Public Program:
Lecture by Andrzej Olechowski, Former Polish Foreign Minister

1995

12 December 1995 – 13 December 1995
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to Prague

10 December 1995 – 11 December 1995
Policy Program:
Conference “Fifty Years After the Potsdam Conference”

4 December 1995 – 9 December 1995
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to Berlin, Croatia, Bosnia

24 November 1995 – 25 November 1995
Policy Program:
Conference “Russian Industrial Policy Options”

16 November 1995 – 22 November 1995
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania

16 November 1995    
Public Program:
Lecture “27. Wallenberg Lecture: Personality in History – The Strange Case of Hitler and Stalin” by Lord Allan Bullock, Historian, Oxford University

29 October 1995 – 4 November 1995
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to Turkey, Greece

27 October 1995 – 29 October 1995
Policy Program:
Conference “The U.S. Role in Europe – 50 Years After World War II”

14 October 1995 – 16 October 1995
Leadership Program:
Conference “The Transatlantic Relationship in the Year 2000”

29 September 1995    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Louis Fisher, Specialist on the Separation of Powers, Library of Congress

28 September 1995    
Policy Program:
Discussion “How Can – Should – Must Scientific Institutions Perform Public Duties?”

25 September 1995 – 2 September 1995
Leadership Program:
Conference “The Challenge to Modern Democracies from Rising Structural Unemployment”

21 September 1995 – 24 September 1995
Policy Program:
International Commission on the Balkans: Study Mission to Albania

3 September 1995 – 10 September 1995
Policy Program:
Conference “Art and Politics”

25 July 1995    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Status of Brandenburg – Fifty Years After the Potsdam Conference”

9 July 1995 – 15 July 1995
Leadership Program:
Seminar with Booz, Allen, Hamilton

18 June 1995    
Policy Program:
Discussion with American and German Journalists

13 June 1995    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Arthur D. Little, CEO of Arthur D. Little, Inc. – Massachusetts Office of Trade and Investment

6 June 1995 – 8 June 1995
Policy Program:
Conference “The Northern Expansion of the European Union – New Momentum for European Social and Unemployment Policy”

21 May 1995 – 23 May 1995
Policy Program:
Conference “Women in Muslim Societies – Human Rights as Womens Rights”

15 May 1995 – 17 May 1995
Policy Program:
Conference “Revivalism, Religion, Nationality and Communality in the Developing World”

11 May 1995    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Jews in the Balkans – Between Nationalism and Patriotism”

8 April 1995 – 10 April 1995
Policy Program:
Conference “Ukraine and European Security”

13 March 1995    
Policy Program:
Conference “Between Reconciliation and Justice – Germany’s Handling of the Stasi Files”

7 March 1995    
Policy Program:
Lecture “Seoul and Berlin – Partners for Freedom and Prosperity” by Kim Young Sam, Korean President

7 March 1995    
Policy Program:
Lecture “Latest Developments in American Politics” by David Anderson

24 Febuary 1995 – 25 Febuary 1995
Policy Program:
Lecture “German and American Political Landscapes After the Elections”

16 Febuary 1995    
Policy Program:
Discussion “New Developments in the Turkish Community in Berlin” with Ayse Erkemenoglu, Wife of the Turkish General Consul, Berlin

12 January 1995    
Policy Program:
Conference with Fellows of the Robert Bosch Foundation

1994

13 December 1994    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Berlin as a Research Area”

11 December 1994 – 13 December 1994
Policy Program:
Conference “Ukraine and European Security”

9 November 1994 – 13 November 1994
Leadership Program:
Conference “The Challenge to Modern Democracies from Rising Structural Unemployment”

2 October 1994 – 8 October 1994
Leadership Program:
Seminar with the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

25 September 1994    
Public Program:
Lecture “America’s Place in the World” by George H.W. Bush, President of the United States

25 September 1994 – 27 September 1994
Public Program:
U.S. President George H. W. Bush, Visit on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Aspen Institute Berlin

7 September 1994 – 9 September 1994
Policy Program:
Conference “Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Metropolitan Areas – Berlin and Los Angeles”

1 September 1994    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Exploring the Creation of an International Commission on the Balkans”

11 July 1994    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Jean-Pierre van Rooy, President of Otis World

10 July 1994 – 18 July 1994
Leadership Program:
Seminar with Booz, Allen, and Hamilton

26 June 1994 – 28 June 1994
Policy Program:
Conference “NATO, Alliance in Decline – Threat on the Rise?”

14 June 1994    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Current Economic Questions”

25 May 1994 – 27 May 1994
Policy Program:
Conference “Germany: Four Years After the Wall Collapsed – is Germany Collapsing Too?

22 April 1994 – 24 April 1994
Policy Program:
Conference “Franco-German Relations and the European Crisis”

21 April 1994    
Public Program:
Lecture “26.Wallenberg Lecture: Peacemaking and/or Peacekeeping in the Balkans” by Thorvald Stoltenberg, UN Negotiator for the Former Yugoslavia

10 April 1994 – 12 April 1994
Policy Program:
Conference “Russia’s Path to an Open Society”

16 March 1994    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Short-Term Tendencies of Economic Development in Germany”

9 March 1994    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Foreign Affairs” with Joschka Fischer

23 Febuary 1994    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Right Wing Extremism in Germany – How Big is the Criminal Component?”

1 Febuary 1994 – 2 Febuary 1994
Policy Program:
Discussion with the Slovenian Foreign Minister

25 January 1994    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Exchange of Ideas on an MBA Program” for Young Leaders

17 January 1994    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Art and Politics”

6 January 1994    
Policy Program:
Conference with Fellows of the Robert Bosch Foundation

1993

15 December 1993 – 17 December 1993
Policy Program:
Conference “German-Polish Relations as a Model for East and West European Integration?”

8 December 1993    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Right Wing Extremism in Germany – The Role of the Media

30 November 1993    
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Planned Movement of Federal Institutions from Berlin to Bonn and to the New German States”

12 November 1993    
Policy Program:
Seminar “European Research Policy and the Future of German Basic Research”

17 October 1993 – 20 October 1993
Policy Program:
Conference “Agenda for Renewal – The Transatlantic Partnership in a Changed World”

8 October 1993 – 9 October 1993
Policy Program:
Seminar with Daimler-Benz and Greenpeace

3 October 1993 – 5 October 1993
Policy Program:
Conference “NATO’s Role in the Post-Cold-War World”

29 September 1993    
Public Program:
Lecture “25. Wallenberg Lecture: The Prospect of European Disintegration” by George Soros

14 September 1993    
Policy Program:
Conference “Right Wing Extremism and Changing Social Values in Germany”

12 September 1993 – 13 September 1993
Leadership Program:
Seminar “Central and Eastern Europe – Boon or Bane for the West?”

27 June 1993 – 29 June 1993
Policy Program:
Conference “Ethnic Conflict in Central-Eastern Europe and European Security”

8 June 1993    
Public Program:
Lecture “24. Wallenberg Lecture: A Friend Says Good-Bye – Observations on the German-American Partnership” by Robert M. Kimmit, U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Germany

2 June 1993    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Right Wing Extremism in Germany – Work with Youth and Education Policy”

29 May 1993 – 1 June 1993
Policy Program:
Seminar “Turkey and its Role on the European Periphery After the End of the Cold War” with the Shepard Stone Study Group

18 May 1993    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Women’s Political and Policy Roles in the European Community”

7 May 1993    
Policy Program:
Discussion with the National War College, United States

30 April 1993 – 2 May 1993
Policy Program:
Conference “Understanding and Reporting on Right Wing Extremism in Germany”

15 April 1993    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Right Wing Extremism in Germany – Representatives of Effected Groups Discuss the Future”

4 April 1993 – 4 April 1993
Policy Program:
Conference “United States European Relations and the Challenge of Central and Eastern Europe”

2 Febuary 1993    
Public Program:
Discussion with David Gergen, Senior Editor of U.S. News & World Report

31 January 1993 – 2 Febuary 1993
Policy Program:
Conference “Financing Environmental Reform in Eastern Europe”

7 January 1993    
Policy Program:
Conference with Fellows of the Robert Bosch Foundation

1992

14 December 1992    
Policy Program:
Conference “European and American Perspectives on Major Issues Awaiting the Clinton Administration”

9 November 1992    
Public Program:
Lecture “The USA after the Elections”

5 November 1992    
Policy Program:
Lecture “Clinton’s Foreign Policy” by David Anderson

25 October 1992 – 27 October 1992
Policy Program:
Conference “German-Jewish Reconciliation? Facing the Past and Looking to the Future”

11 October 1992 – 12 October 1992
Policy Program:
Conference “Right Wing Extremism in the United Germany – Why and What Now?”

20 September 1992 – 25 September 1992
Policy Program:
Foreign Policy Association Study Trip to Leipzig, Prague and Berlin

12 September 1992 – 20 September 1992
Policy Program:
Conference “United States Relations with Central and Eastern Europe”

21 June 1992 – 23 June 1992
Policy Program:
Conference “East-West Migration: Addressing the Root Causes”

25 May 1992    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Fellows of the Columbus Society

10 May 1992    
Policy Program:
Discussion with American and German Journalists

3 May 1992 – 5 May 1992
Policy Program:
Conference “Urban Transport in the 21st Century – Berlin as a Case Study”

1 May 1992 – 6 May 1992
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Future Transatlantic Bargain” with the Shepard Stone Study Group

24 March 1992    
Policy Program:
Lecture by William Weld, Governor of Massachusetts

15 March 1992 – 17 March 1992
Policy Program:
Conference “Crisis Management in Eastern Europe – Yugoslavia as a Case Study”

27 Febuary 1992    
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Current Situation in the Ex-USSR”

20 Febuary 1992 – 22 Febuary 1992
Policy Program:
Conference “Women and Leadership – Politics and Business”

26 January 1992 – 28 January 1992
Policy Program:
Conference “Industrial Reform and the Environment in Central and Eastern Europe”

1 January 1992    
Public Program:
Discussion with the Graduate Students of the American Graduate School of International Management

9 January 1992    
Policy Program:
Conference with Fellows of the Robert Bosch Foundation

1991

15 December 1991 – 17 December 1991
Policy Program:
Conference “German-Jewish Reconciliation? Facing the Past and Looking to the Future”

12 December 1991    
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Position of United Berlin in the Scientific Field of the Federal Republic”

5 December 1991    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Germany’s Economic Perspectives”

18 November 1991    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The New Europe”

8 November 1991 – 13 November 1991
Policy Program:
Discussion “Obstacles to Reform” with the Shepard Stone Study Group

24 October 1991    
Public Program:
Lecture “23. Wallenberg Lecture: German American Relations – The Human Dimension” by Robert M. Kimmit, Ambassador of the United States in Berlin

14 October 1991    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Siemens Representatives

6 October 1991 – 8 October 1991
Policy Program:
Conference “American Policy in the 1990s – Building Bridges with Central and Eastern Europe”

29 September 1991 – 2 October 1991
Policy Program:
Discussion “US-German Relations in the New World Order: Germany in the 1990s – Domestic and Foreign Policy Implications” with the German-American Study Group

20 September 1991    
Policy Program:
Discussion with the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

19 September 1991    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Environmental Research in United Germany”

18 June 1991    
Public Program:
Lecture “22. Wallenberg Lecture” by James A. Baker III, U.S. Secretary of State

16 June 1991 – 18 June 1991
Policy Program:
Conference “Europe’s New World Order – European Politics, Economics, and Security in the Midst of Change”

26 May 1991 – 28 May 1991
Policy Program:
Conference “The European Community and 1992 – The External Implications of Internal Developments”

21 May 1991    
Public Program:
Discussion with Richard G. Lugar, U.S. Senator

14 May 1991 – 16 May 1991
Policy Program:
Conference “Franco-German Relations”

2 May 1991    
Public Program:
Discussion “Baltic States” with the Shepard Stone Study Group

28 April 1991 – 30 April 1991
Policy Program:
Conference “Germany, Europe, and the Future Security System for the 1990s”

26 April 1991 – 1 May 1991
Policy Program:
Discussion “Human Rights and Problems of National Independence” with the Shepard Stone Study Group on East-West Relations

14 April 1991 – 16 April 1991
Policy Program:
Conference “Franco-German Relations”

4 April 1991    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Future Prospects for the Scientific Landscape in Berlin and Brandenburg”

19 March 1991 – 21 March 1991
Policy Program:
Conference “Germany’s Foreign Policy After Reunification”

8 March 1991    
Policy Program:
Lecture “What is a Diplomat doing in Potsdam?” by Dr. Hans-Otto Bräutigam, Minister of Justice, Brandenburg

5 Febuary 1991    
Policy Program:
Conference “An Outsider’s Views on Yugoslavia”

1 Febuary 1991    
Policy Program:
Conference “Germany’s Foreign Policy – an Outsider’s Views”

22 January 1991    
Internal Program:
David McLaughlin, former President, The Aspen Institute USA

18 January 1991 – 20 January 1991
Policy Program:
Discussion “European Law and the Unification Process at the German and European Level”

10 January 1991    
Policy Program:
Roundtable – Robert Bosch Fellows Meeting

1990

29 November 1990    
Public Program:
Lecture by Lothar de Maizière, Federal Minister without portfolio

26 November 1990 – 28 November 1990
Policy Program:
Discussion “The European Community and 1992: The External Implications of Internal Developments”

19 November 1990    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Situation of Berlin Higher Education Schools and Research as well as Scientific Institutes”

11 November 1990 – 13 November 1990
Policy Program:
Conference “Germany, Europe, and the Future Security System for the 1990s”

8 November 1990    
Public Program:
Discussion “Art and Politics: German – American Relations”

8 November 1990    
Leadership Program:
Discussion with Harvard Alumni Association Members

1 November 1990 – 6 November 1990
Policy Program:
Discussion “International Cooperation and Strategies for the Fight Against Drugs, International Crime, and Terrorism”

22 October 1990    
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Restructuring of Existing Research Stations in Berlin and Berlins Perspectives as a Research Center”

18 October 1990    
Public Program:
Lecture “21. Wallenberg Lecture: Détente in Europe, Uptight in the Near East” by Gideon Rafael, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Federal Republic of Germany

14 October 1990 – 16 October 1990
Policy Program:
Discussion “Prospects for the Market Economy in Central and Eastern Europe”

20 September 1990    
Leadership Program:
Discussion with Members of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

16 September 1990 – 18 September 1990
Policy Program:
Conference “Berlin as Capital City”

14 September 1990    
Policy Program:
Conference “Moscow-Berlin”

10 September 1990    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Attempts to Solve the German-German Environmental Problems”

8 July 1990    
Public Program:
Discussion with the Board of Directors, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

27 June 1990    
Public Program:
Discussion “Prospects for Economic Cooperation Between the Two Germanies”

25 June 1990 – 26 June 1990
Leadership Program:
Discussion with Young Parliamentarians

22 June 1990    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Current Internal Political Developments in the German Democratic Republic”

22 June 1990    
Policy Program:
Discussion “New Approaches to Transatlantic Security”

13 June 1990 – 15 June 1990
Policy Program:
Conference “Mutual Security in Central Europe”

4 June 1990 – 7 June 1990
Leadership Program:
Conference of Young Leaders

31 May 1990    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Representatives of the World Affairs Council

17 May 1990    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Cooperation Between Universities and Other Research Organizations in Both Parts of the City – Questions of Studies and the Educational Situation”

4 May 1990 – 6 May 1990
Policy Program:
Conference “The European Communities and 1992 – The External Implications of Internal Developments”

26 April 1990 – 1 May 1990
Policy Program:
Discussion “New Dimensions of Security in East-West Relations – Perspectives for the 1990s”

24 April 1990 – 26 April 1990
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of Berlin – Civil Aviation”

20 April 1990    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Perspectives of an Economic, Currency and Social Union”

4 April 1990 – 6 April 1990
Policy Program:
Discussion “European Community Internal Market”

29 March 1990    
Public Program:
Discussion “Prospects for Economic Cooperation Between the Two Germanies”

27 Febuary 1990    
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Academy of Sciences and the Developments in the GDR – The Effects these have on the Work of Scientific Institutions in Berlin”

2 January 1990    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Prospects for Economic Cooperation Between the Two Germanies”

11 January 1990    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Fellows of the Robert Bosch Foundation


1989 - 1980

1989

11 December 1989 – 13 December 1989
Policy Program:
Conference “Politicians and the Press: A Look at American and German Experiences and Future Developments”

26 November 1989 – 28 November 1989
Policy Program:
Conference “Future Perspectives for the Two German States in a European Peace Order”

23 November 1989 – 25 November 1989
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Role and Responsibility of Japan and the Federal Republic of Germany in the International System”

16 November 1989    
Leadership Program:
Seminar with Harvard and Stanford University Students

12 November 1989 – 14 November 1989
Policy Program:
Discussion with the Shepard Stone Study Group on East-West Relations

26 October 1989    
Public Program:
Lecture by Dr. Ivan Berend, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

23 October 1989 – 25 October 1989
Policy Program:
Conference “Hungary in the 1990s – Internal and Foreign Policy Perspectives”

9 October 1989    
Public Program:
Roundtable with “Newsweek”

1 October 1989 – 3 October 1989
Policy Program:
Conference “Strategic Directions for the Federal Republic of Germany in the 1990s”

20 September 1989 – 27 September 1989
Leadership Program:
Young Leaders Seminar

27 June 1989    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Parliament Fellows

26 June 1989    
Policy Program:
Conference “Women and Organizations – Implementing Strategies and Achieving Change”

18 June 1989 – 21 June 1989
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Future American Role in Europe” with the Aspen Strategy Group and European Strategy Group

14 June 1989 – 19 June 1989
Policy Program:
Discussion “Perspectives on a ‘Common European House’ within the CSCE Process”

4 June 1989 – 10 June 1989
Policy Program:
Conference “The Impact of Global Greenhouse Warming”

26 May 1989 – 29 May 1989
Policy Program:
Conference “East-West Relations in the 1990s – European, American and Soviet Perspectives”

12 May 1989 – 14 May 1989
Policy Program:
Conference “Where is Germany Heading?”

8 May 1989    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “NATO’s 40th Anniversary – New Challenges and Chances”

20 March 1989    
Public Program:
Discussion “Berlin After the Elections”

15 March 1989 – 19 March 1989
Policy Program:
Study Group “Perspectives on a ‘Common European House’ within the CSCE Process”

9 March 1989    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “German-German Relations”

8 March 1989    
Public Program:
Discussion with Prof. Gesine Schwan and the Berlin Circle

7 March 1989    
Policy Program:
Seminar “The German Historical Museum in Berlin Project”

2 Febuary 1989 – 8 Febuary 1989
Leadership Program:
Conference with Philippine Young Leaders

18 January 1989 – 21 January 1989
Policy Program:
Discussion “Relations Between European and American Art – Artists during the 18th and 19th Centuries”

11 January 1989    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Fellows of the Robert Bosch Foundation

1988

12 December 1988 – 14 December 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “Prospects for Greek-Turkish Relations”

7 December 1988    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Perspectives for a New American European Policy”

4 December 1988 – 6 December 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “The United States After the Elections – Domestic Developments and Foreign Perspectives”

14 November 1988 – 16 November 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “Yugoslavia – Internal and External Developments”

24 October 1988 – 25 October 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “New Approaches to Transatlantic Security”

13 October 1988 – 15 October 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of Europe and of the French-German Relations”

13 October 1988    
Public Program:
Lecture “20. Wallenberg Lecture: French-German Relations and the Future of Europe” by Dr. Helmut Kohl, Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

21 September 1988 – 25 September 1988
Policy Program:
Discussion “East-West Security Relations within a European House”

12 September 1988 – 14 September 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “Soviet-American Relations and the Emerging Europe”

27 June 1988 – 29 June 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “The IBRD and the IMF: Future Tasks”

24 June 1988    
Policy Program:
Discussion in Honor of Hellmut Becker

20 June 1988 – 22 June 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “The Role and Responsibility of Japan and the Federal Republic of Germany in the International System”

16 June 1988    
Policy Program:
Discussion “German-French Security Partnership”

29 April 1988    
Policy Program:
Discusson on the Preservation of the Lion Feuchtwanger Villa ‘Aurora’

25 April 1988 – 28 April 1988
Policy Program:
Discussion “The CSCE Process and a European House”

12 April 1988    
Policy Program:
Conference “Berlin-Germany-Europe”

30 May 1988 – 1 June 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “The Service Society in the 21st Century – Vision and Reality”

25 May 1988 – 27 May 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “Perspectives for Security and Cooperation in Central Europe”

17 May 1988    
Public Program:
Discussion “The Situation in the German Democratic Republic”

4 May 1988    
Policy Program:
Discussion with a SPD Group Berlin including Walter Momper and Ditmar Staffeit

30 March 1988    
Public Program:
Conference “Inauguration of the Shepard Stone Foundation”

19 March 1988 – 22 March 1988
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Future of German-American Relations”

26 Febuary 1988    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Berlin-Germany-Europe” with Willy Brandt, Former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

24 Febuary 1988 – 26 Febuary 1988
Policy Program:
Discussion “Advancing New Technologies: Current Opportunities and Challenges in the Federal Republic of Germany and the US”

21 Febuary 1988 – 23 Febuary 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “Developments and Prospects in Eastern Europe”

8 Febuary 1988 – 10 Febuary 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “Changing East-West Security Relations”

3 Febuary 1988    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Outlook for Soviet-American Relations”

29 January 1988 – 31 January 1988
Policy Program:
Conference “The Changing Boundaries of the University”

12 January 1988    
Public Program:
Lecture “19. Wallenberg Lecture: Spirit and Power – Political and Intellectual Developments in the US and the Federal Republic of Germany” by Dr. John Brademas, President, New York University

7 January 1988    
Public Program:
Discussion with Fellows of the Robert Bosch Foundation

1987

11 December 1987 – 13 December 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “Israel – Constitutional Alternatives for a Democracy in Formation”

6 December 1987 – 9 December 1987
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Role and Responsibility of Germany and Japan in the International System”

24 November 1987 – 26 November 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “Money and the International Movement of Art”

19 November 1987 – 22 November 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “The Soviet Union – 70 Years After the October Revolution”

15 November 1987 – 17 November 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “The City in the 21st Century “

8 November 1987 – 11 November 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “The Changing Atmosphere – Implications for Public Policy”

25 October 1987 – 27 October 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “Outlook for the 21st Century”

20 October 1987 – 22 October 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “Human Rights and the Helsinki Accords – The Road to Vienna”

14 October 1987    
Policy Program:
Conference “Environmental Protection – Opportunities for Cooperation with the GDR”

8 October 1987    
Public Program:
Discussion with James Thompson, Governor of Illionois

6 October 1987 – 8 October 1987
Leadership Program:
Conference “Perspectives from American and German States” with American Governors and German Minister Presidents

5 October 1987    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Scientific Relations and the Cooperation of Scientific Institutions in Berlin with China”

29 September 1987    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan and the Berlin-Germany-Europe Group

26 September 1987 – 29 September 1987
Policy Program:
Discussion “The United States and the Federal Republic of Germany in the World Economy”

9 September 1987 – 12 September 1987
Policy Program:
Discussion “Poland – Internal and External Development”

28 June 1987 – 30 June 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “Managing East-West Security”

14 June 1987 – 16 June 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “Rethinking the Role of Conventional Forces and Arms Control in European Security” with the Aspen Strategy Group

8 April 1987    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Perspectives for Berlins Relations with the GDR and FRG”

31 May 1987 – 5 June 1987
Policy Program:
Discussion “Architecture and Urban Planning in Berlin”

27 May 1987    
Public Program:
Discussion “Achievements and Opportunities in Berlins Cultural Landscape”

19 May 1987    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Cultural Outlook for Berlin”

14 May 1987 – 17 May 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “The German Democratic Republic Today”

27 March 1987 – 29 March 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “Intellectual and Political Movements in Western Democracies”

24 March 1987    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan and the Berlin-Germany-Europe Group

23 March 1987    
Public Program:
Discussion with the Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art

1 March 1987 – 4 March 1987
Policy Program:
Conference “Changing Domestic Politics in the West – The Changing Role of the Political Strategist”

22 Febuary 1987 – 24 Febuary 1987
Policy Program:
Study Group on the United States

10 Febuary 1987    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “Perspectives for and from Berlin”

21 January 1987    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan and the Berlin-Germany-Europe Group

17 January 1987    
Policy Program:
Discussion “German Domestic and Foreign Policies”

14 January 1987 – 18 January 1987
Policy Program:
Discussion “United States-Soviet Relations – Building a Congressional Cadre”

8 January 1987    
Policy Program:
Discussion “New Initiatives in Economic Policy in West Berlin”

8 January 1987    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Fellows of the Robert Bosch Foundation

1986

1 December 1986 – 4 December 1986
Policy Program:
Conference “1987 – Challenges to the German-European-American Relationship”

24 November 1986    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Berlin and the German policy goals of the USSR / Berlin and the German policy goals of the GDR” with Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan and the Berlin-Germany-Europe Group

21 November 1986    
Policy Program:
Discussion “New Technologies and Their Implications for Educational Policy” with Ray Marshall, University of Texas

17 November 1986 – 18 November 1986
Policy Program:
Discussion “New Markets, Different Jobs – Perspectives for the Year 2000”

12 November 1986 – 14 November 1986
Policy Program:
Conference “Are There Common Security Interests Between East und West?”

7 November 1986 – 10 November 1986
Policy Program:
Study Group on the United States

20 October 1986 – 22 October 1986
Policy Program:
Conference “Human Rights and the Helsinki Accords – The Road to Vienna”

6 October 1986 – 9 October 1986
Policy Program:
Conference “The High-Technology Race – Western Europe and the Challenges from the Challenges from the United States and Japan”

20 August 1986    
Policy Program:
Conference “Western Security Policy and Arms Control”

15 September 1986    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Germans Future Will be Decided in Berlin” with Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan and the Berlin-Germany-Europe Group

14 September 1986 – 17 September 1986
Policy Program:
Conference “Design in the Post Industrial Society – A Conference in Memory of Herbert Bayer”

7 September 1986 – 10 September 1986
Policy Program:
Discussion “Issues in German Strategy” with a Study Group on Germany

12 June 1986 – 14 June 1986
Policy Program:
Conference “Chemical Weapons and European Security” with the Aspen Strategy Group

8 June 1986 – 11 June 1986
Policy Program:
Conference “The Challenges to Public Service Broadcasting”

5 June 1986    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Experts and the Berlin Commissioner for Women’s Affairs

3 June 1986    
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Research and Service Landscape in Berlin”

13 May 1986 – 15 May 1986
Policy Program:
Conference “Eighth European-Japanese Conference on Common Political and Economic Problems”

9 May 1986 – 12 May 1986
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Treatment of the New Ethnic Minorities in Western European Countries”

27 April 1986 – 30 April 1986
Leadership Program:
Study Group of Younger American Leaders on Germany

18 April 1986 – 20 April 1986
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Formation of a Civil Conscience in a Global Information Society”

8 April 1986    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Future of the Industrial Society”

18 March 1986    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Institutionalization of Monument Preservation”

4 March 1986    
Policy Program:
Discussion “German-American Relations”

16 Febuary 1986 – 19 Febuary 1986
Policy Program:
Conference “The Search for Justice and Stability in Central America”

7 Febuary 1986 – 10 Febuary 1986
Policy Program:
Conference “New Dimensions of Security in the Nuclear Age”

27 January 1986    
Policy Program:
Conference “Berlin – Europe’s Cultural Metropolis 1988”

17 January 1986 – 18 January 1986
Policy Program:
Election of the 11th German Bundestag – Study Tour

10 January 1986 – 12 January 1986
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Status of University Based American Studies Programs in Germany”

1985

1 December 1985 – 4 December 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “The Status of German-American Relations and the Role of the Mass Media”

26 November 1985    
Public Program:
Lecture “18. Wallenberg Lecture: Some Observations on German Art in the USA” by Thomas M. Messer, Director, Guggenheim Museum, New York

24 November 1985 – 26 November 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “Money and the International Movement of Art”

16 November 1985 – 18 November 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “Change in China – Conflicts, Challenges and the Role of the West”

29 October 1985    
Public Program:
Lecture “17. Wallenberg Lecture: Europes Technological Challenge” by Lothar Späth, Minister President of Baden Wuerttemberg

13 October 1985 – 16 October 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “Harmonizing Ecology, Economy, and Technology – Limits and Possibilities”

7 October 1985    
Public Program:
Lecture “16. Wallenberg Lecture: The Future of the Book” by Andre Deutsch, Prof. Hans Bausch, Wolf Jobst Siedler and Prof. Peter Wapnewski

11 September 1985 – 14 September 1985
Policy Program:
Annual Meeting of “The Hague Club”

27 June 1985    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Educational and Employment Strategy for Girls and Women in Berlin”

18 June 1985 – 20 June 1985
Leadership Program:
Conference with American Governors and German Minister Presidents

11 June 1985 – 13 June 1985
Policy Program:
Seminar “Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency”

9 June 1985 – 11 June 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “Western and Eastern Interpretations of Strategic Stability”

7 June 1985 – 9 June 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “Western Security Policy and Arms Control”

22 May 1985    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Berlin Cultural Issues – Conversation on the State of Education for the Illustrative Arts in Berlin”

21 May 1985    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Commercializing High Technology: Advancing New Technology – Current Opportunities and Challenges in the FRG and the USA”

12 May 1985 – 15 May 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “An East-West Meeting – 40 Years After Potsdam”

10 May 1985 – 12 May 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “The Present World Situation and Decision Making”

25 April 1985    
Leadership Program:
Discussion with U.S. Congress Staff Members and Berlin Guests

22 April 1985    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Berlin as a Center for Scientific and Scholarly Activities”

15 April 1985 – 18 April 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of Liberalism”

20 March 1985    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Cultural Dimension of German-American Relations” with Haide Russel

19 March 1985    
Public Program:
Lecture “15. Wallenberg Lecture: The Cultural Dimension of German-American Relations” by Haide Russell

24 Febuary 1985 – 26 Febuary 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “Advancing New Technologies – Current Opportunities and Challenges in the Federal Republic of Germany and the USA”

7 Febuary 1985 – 9 Febuary 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “A United Europe and American Interest”

5 Febuary 1985    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Art and Culture in Berlin”

30 January 1985    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Berlin and Its Economic Future”

13 January 1985 – 16 January 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “Space – Scientific, Military, Legal and Economic Challenges for the Future”

7 January 1985 – 9 January 1985
Policy Program:
Conference “Berlin and the 20th Century – The Centurys History as Seen from Berlin and Reflected in its Experience – A Conference Held on the Occasion of the 70th Birthday of Alan Bullock”

1984

7 December 1984 – 9 December 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “The U.S. After the Elections – Domestic Developments and Foreign Perspectives”

5 December 1984    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Fellows of the Robert Bosch Foundation

30 November 1984 – 2 December 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of Europe – Is Technology an Answer or Not? In Connection with the 75th Birthday of Countess Marion Dönhoff”

28 November 1984 – 30 November 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “1984 and Beyond – The Social Challenges of Information Techonology”

29 November 1984    
Policy Program:
Discussion with John Kenneth Galbraith

23 November 1984    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Daniel Bell

22 November 1984 – 23 November 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “Technology, Changing Values, Labor Market Outlook”

11 November 1984 – 14 November 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “Security in Europe – Are There Alternatives to the Present Systems?”

28 October 1984 – 31 October 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “Spain and Portugal – Internal Developments and External Significance”

23 October 1984    
Policy Program:
Discussion “What are the Mass Medias doing in Berlin for the City’s Turkish Population?”

14 October 1984 – 17 October 1984
Policy Program:
Discussion “Economic, Political, and Social Developments in Eastern Europe”

25 September 1984    
Leadership Program:
Discussion with American and German State Legislators

24 September 1984    
Policy Program:
Conference “German-German Relations” with Robert Picht and French Journalists

17 September 1984 – 20 September 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “Berlin – New York – Expressions of Identity Through Architecture and Urban Planning”

3 September 1984 – 6 September 1984
Policy Program:
Seminar “New Perspectives in Education”

5 July 1984    
Policy Program:
Conference “Science and Business in Berlin”

1 July 1984 – 7 July 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “American Higher Education and Research Policy in Germany 1945-1952”

24 June 1984 – 27 June 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “The Costs of Social Services and the Future of the Welfare State”

21 June 1984    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Art and Culture in Berlin”

30 May 1984    
Leadership Program:
Discussion with Staff Members of the U.S. Congress

27 May 1984 – 30 May 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “The German Question – The Two Germanies in the Context of East-West Relations”

23 May 1984    
Leadership Program:
Discussion with Former U.S. Senators and Members of Congress

12 May 1984    
Policy Program:
Discussion “German-American Relations” with Clark Clifford, U.S. Secretary of State Clark Clifford

2 May 1984 – 4 May 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “Western Security Policy and Arms Control”

26 April 1984 – 27 April 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “What should we be thinking about, when we think about the Future?”

21 March 1984    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Berlin and its Economic Future: Challenges for German Economic Policies” with Edzard Reuter, Member of the Board, Daimler Benz AG

20 March 1984    
Public Program:
Lecture “14. Wallenberg Lecture: Berlin and its Economic Future: Challenges for German Economic Policies” by Edzard Reuter, Member of the Board, Daimler Benz AG

12 March 1984 – 14 March 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “Federalism in a Global Age” with American Governors and Ministers of the German States

12 March 1984 – 13 March 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “Jobs and Society”

8 March 1984 – 11 March 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “France and the Future – An International Meeting on the Future Direction of French Domestic and Foreign Policy and Their Significance”

6 March 1984    
Policy Program:
Meeting of Americans Living in Berlin for an Exchange of Views on the State of German-American Relations

19 Febuary 1984 – 22 Febuary 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “Where is the USA Heading?”

30 January 1984 – 2 Febuary 1984
Policy Program:
Conference “European and American Universities – Their Responsibilities at the End of the 20th Century”

21 January 1984 – 22 January 1984
Policy Program:
Seminar “Germany and East-West Relations”

18 January 1984    
Policy Program:
Conference “How can the private patronage be promoted in and for Berlin?”

11 January 1984    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Berlin and its Economic Future”

1983

13 December 1983    
Policy Program:
Discussion about German-American Relations

28 November 1983 – 1 December 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “Women and Employment – Present Trends and Future Prospects”

22 November 1983 – 25 November 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of German-American Relations”

17 November 1983 – 20 November 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “East-West Relations – Past, Present and Future”

2 November 1983 – 4 November 1983
Policy Program:
Seminar “Berlin and its Economic Future – Current and Future Economic and Labor Market Issues”

2 November 1983    
Public Program:
Lecture “13. Wallenberg Lecture: How Private Initiatives Can Solve Social Problems” by William C. Norris, Chairman, Control Data Corporation

25 September 1983 – 28 September 1983
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Question of Anti-Semitism”

22 September 1983 – 23 September 1983
Policy Program:
Discussion “Political, Economic and Security Perspectives in the East-West Relationship” with German and American Economists

15 September 1983 – 17 September 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “Saving the Forests – International Pollution and Environmental Responsibility”

11 September 1983 – 13 September 1983
Policy Program:
Seminar “U.S.-European Relations as seen in the Weekly Journals – An International Seminar on their Significance (A Study of Time, Newsweek, The Economist, L’Express, Le Point, Der Spiegel)”

28 June 1983 – 1 July 1983
Policy Program:
Conference on Europe

21 June 1983 – 23 June 1983
Policy Program:
Seminar “Labor Policy and Public Opinion”

19 June 1983 – 21 June 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “Western Security Policy and Arms Control”

9 June 1983 – 11 June 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “Directions of Domestic Politics and Public Opinion in the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany – Implications for Foreign Relations”

29 May 1983 – 1 June 1983
Leadership Program:
Conference with the Young Presidents Organization

25 May 1983 – 27 May 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “The USA – How Significant is Neo-Conservatism in the Making of Domestic and Foreign Policy?”

18 May 1983    
Policy Program:
Conference “Technology and Public Opinion”

11 May 1983    
Leadership Program:
Visit by Members of the U.S. Congress

8 May 1983 – 11 May 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “The New Participatory Politics – How Much of a Threat or Safeguard for Representative Democracy?”

4 May 1983    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Prof. Dr. Karl Carstens, President of the Federal Republic of Germany

19 April 1983 – 21 April 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “Nuclear Power and National and International Security – The Political and Economic Implications of Closing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle”

11 April 1983 – 14 April 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “Where is Germany Heading?”

28 March 1983    
Public Program:
Lecture “12. Wallenberg Lecture: Reporting on Foreign Affairs” by James Marham

20 March 1983 – 27 March 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “France – Past, Present, and Future”

20 March 1983 – 21 March 1983
Policy Program:
Discussion “What should we thinking about?” with Harry Woolf, Director, Princeton Institute of Advanced Study

16 March 1983 – 18 March 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “A Western Economic Strategy vis-à-vis the East?”

5 Febuary 1983    
Policy Program:
Discussion with German and International Students from Poland

1 Febuary 1983 – 4 Febuary 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “Poland – The Political, Social and Economic Situation and Foreign Reporting of Polish Developments”

24 January 1983 – 26 January 1983
Policy Program:
Conference “The Berlin Agreement – A German-American Review”

19 January 1983    
Policy Program:
Discussion “German-American Relations”

12 January 1983    
Policy Program:
Discussion on Technology and Public Opinion

1982

14 December 1982    
Public Program:
Discussion “Art and Culture in Berlin”

6 December 1982 – 9 December 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “Scientific and Technological Cooperation with Third World Countries”

28 November 1982 – 1 December 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “Turkey – Internal Problems and External Significance”

25 November 1982    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Reservations About Technology Among the German General Public”

20 October 1982 – 22 October 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “INF and START as Issues of Domestic and Alliance Politics”

12 October 1982 – 15 October 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “The Soviet Union – 65 Years After the Revolution”

23 September 1982 – 26 September 1982
Policy Program:
Discussion “The East-West Dialogue as a Cultural Task” with the European Association of Festivals

27 June 1982 – 30 June 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “Latin America, North America and Europe”

20 June 1982 – 23 June 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “Economics – Who Has the Answers?”

15 June 1982    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Jobs in the 1980s and 1990s – A Pathology of Mismatches”

14 June 1982    
Public Program:
Lecture “11. Wallenberg Lecture: What Modern German Thought Can Contribute to the Future of Democracy” by Daniel Yankelovich

13 June 1982 – 14 June 1982
Policy Program:
Seminar “Jobs in the 1980s – An International Overview”

25 May 1982    
Public Program:
Lecture “10. Wallenberg Lecture: The Next 20 Years – The Mirror of the Future” by Daniel Bell

24 May 1982 – 27 May 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “The 21st Century – Will it be the Asian Century?”

18 May 1982 – 21 May 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “Science in a World of Crisis”

11 May 1982 – 14 May 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of Parenting: Implications for Work and Family Life”

7 May 1982    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Career Pattern of U.S. Female Academics in the Natural Sciences and Technology” with Dr. Lily Hornig, Wellesley College

3 May 1982    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The US-German Relationship”

25 April 1982 – 26 April 1982
Policy Program:
Seminar “Labor Market Policy and the Public”

18 April 1982 – 21 April 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “Italy Today – An Assessment of Domestic Conditions and Its Role in World Affairs”

1 April 1982    
Policy Program:
Discussion with John Faerraro, Los Angeles

11 March 1982 – 12 March 1982
Policy Program:
Conference with the Japan Center for International Exchange

24 Febuary 1982    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Art and Culture in Berlin”

19 Febuary 1982 – 22 Febuary 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “Energy and the Western Alliance”

31 January 1982 – 3 Febuary 1982
Leadership Program:
Conference “Challenges to Governments – Economic and Security Problems”

24 January 1982 – 27 January 1982
Policy Program:
Conference “Ownership of the Press”

1981

14 December 1981    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Reservations about Technology Among the German General Public”

30 November 1981 – 3 December 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “Value Assumptions and Conflicts in American and European Educational Policy and Practice”

8 November 1981 – 11 November 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “U.S.-European Relations as Reported in Television News”

3 November 1981    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Alternative and Traditional Models of Cultural Discussion” with Cultural Leaders

26 October 1981 – 29 October 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “East-West Relations – Are we entering a New Era?”

11 October 1981 – 14 October 1981
Policy Program:
Seminar “Freedom of the Press and Freedom from the Press”

27 September 1981 – 30 September 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “Berlin and Its Architecture – An International Perspective”

30 August 1981    
Leadership Program:
Discussion with American Congressmen and Members of the German Parliament

28 June 1981 – 1 July 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “Germany, Europe, and the United States: How Significant is Anti-Americanism?”

15 June 1981    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Art and Culture in Berlin – The Role of the Mass Media for Cultural Work”

10 June 1981 – 12 June 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “Western Security Policy and Issues”

2 June 1981 – 5 June 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “Berlin – Domestic and International Perspectives”

27 May 1981 – 30 May 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “Africa – Internal Developments and Reactions from the West and Africa”

20 May 1981    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Berlin Artist and Artist Fellows of the DAAD

13 May 1981 – 14 May 1981
Policy Program:
Seminar “Labor Market Policy and Society”

13 May 1981    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Prof. Rolf Liebermann

12 May 1981    
Public Program:
Lecture “9. Wallenberg Lecture: Cultural Perspectives in the 1980s” with Prof. Rolf Liebermann

7 May 1981 – 8 May 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “Jobs in the 1980s – Labor Market Policy and Public Opinion”

5 May 1981 – 8 May 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “The Politician, the Historian, the Journalist – What do they have to say to each other?”

26 April 1981 – 30 April 1981
Policy Program:
Discussion with the International Council for Educational Development Board of Trustees

13 April 1981    
Policy Program:
Discussion with the Advisory Board and the Weizmann Institute of Science

6 April 1981 – 9 April 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “Western Cultural Efforts and Policy in the Third World”

23 Febuary 1981 – 24 Febuary 1981
Policy Program:
Seminar “Labor Market Policy and Society”

19 Febuary 1981 – 22 Febuary 1981
Policy Program:
Conference “Energy and the Western Alliance”

14 January 1981 – 18 January 1981
Policy Program:
Discussion on the Israeli and Palestinian-Ralationship

1980

9 December 1980 – 12 December 1980
Policy Program:
Seminar “Climate/Food Interactions”

26 November 1980    
Policy Program:
Lecture “8. Wallenberg Lecture: Where is Germany Heading?” by Raymond Aron

9 November 1980 – 12 November 1980
Policy Program:
Conference “U.S.-European Relations as Seen in the Press”

29 October 1980    
Public Program:
Lecture “7. Wallenberg Lecture: Is the Past Relevant for the Future?” by Allan Bullock

12 October 1980 – 16 October 1980
Leadership Program:
Seminar with International Corporate Leadership

8 October 1980 – 9 October 1980
Policy Program:
Seminar “Labor Market Policy and Society”

29 September 1980 – 30 September 1980
Policy Program:
Conference “Jobs in the 1980s – Labor Market Policy and Public Opinion”

23 September 1980 – 26 September 1980
Policy Program:
Seminar “Berlin as Cult City – Outlook and Challenges”

3 July 1980    
Policy Program:
Disccussion “Recent Developments in Women’s Research” with Catherine Stimpson

18 June 1980 – 21 June 1980
Policy Program:
Conference “Western Security Policy After Afghanistan”

13 June 1980 – 14 June 1980
Policy Program:
Discussion “International Political and Economic Problems”

4 June 1980 – 7 June 1980
Policy Program:
Conference “The United States Today – An Assessment of its Internal Condition and Foreign Policy”

18 May 1980 – 21 May 1980
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Effects of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Changes on Human Societies and Human Choices”

8 May 1980 – 10 May 1980
Policy Program:
Seminar on the German-American Discussion

24 April 1980 – 25 April 1980
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Economic Outlook”

23 March 1980 – 26 March 1980
Policy Program:
Conference “The Middle East and Africa”

13 March 1980    
Public Program:
Lecture “6. Wallenberg Lecture: The Germans – Who are they?” by Countess Marion Dönhoff

17 Febuary 1980 – 21 Febuary 1980
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Implementation of Equal Opportunities for Women and Men – An International Survey of the Current Situation”

10 Febuary 1980 – 13 Febuary 1980
Policy Program:
Conference “Myths and Realities in International News Coverage”


1979 - 1974

1979

2 December 1979 – 5 December 1979
Policy Program:
Conference “The Road to Madrid – Developing a Western Consensus on Human Rights”

12 November 1979 – 15 November 1979
Policy Program:
Conference “German-French Relations”

29 October 1979    
Policy Program:
Discussion with James H. Billington, Director, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,

25 October 1979 – 26 October 1979
Policy Program:
Discussion “Jobs in the 1980s – Labor Market Policy and Public Opinion”

18 October 1979 – 20 October 1979
Policy Program:
Conference “International Financial and Security Problems”

14 September 1979 – 18 September 1979
Policy Program:
Seminar “Fear of Science – Trust in Science”

10 September 1979 – 13 September 1979
Policy Program:
Conference “International Exchange of Museum Collections – Prevention and Coverage of Risks”

16 July 1979 – 21 July 1979
Policy Program:
Conference “The First 20 Years of Life”

20 June 1979 – 23 June 1979
Policy Program:
Conference “Security in the 1980s”

13 June 1979    
Policy Program:
Conference on Microelectronics

12 June 1979    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Technology and Jobs”

9 June 1979 – 10 June 1979
Policy Program:
Discussion with the General Managers of the German Opera Houses

6 June 1979 – 9 June 1979
Policy Program:
Discussion “The German-Jewish-Israeli Relationship”

6 June 1979 – 8 June 1979
Policy Program:
Conference “Growth Policy”

24 May 1979    
Policy Program:
Discussion of U.S. Ambassadors on Western Europe

2 May 1979 – 4 May 1979
Policy Program:
Seminar “Work and Youth Employment”

22 April 1979 – 25 April 1979
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Functioning and Control of the State in Modern Industrial Societies”

8 April 1979 – 11 April 1979
Policy Program:
Seminar “European and American Pollution Control Programs”

4 April 1979    
Leadership Program:
Conference on European Studies and Fulbright Exchanges

1 April 1979 – 3 April 1979
Policy Program:
Conference “Economic Perspectives of the 1980s”

25 March 1979 – 30 March 1979
Policy Program:
Conference on Human Rights

19 March 1979    
Policy Program:
Discussion with John J. McCloy

15 March 1979 – 18 March 1979
Policy Program:
Conference “American-German Relations”

27 Febuary 1979 – 2 March 1979
Policy Program:
Conference “The Federal Repubic of Germany – Its Role in World Affairs” with Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt

1978

13 December 1978 – 15 December 1978
Policy Program:
Seminar “Western Economic Relations with the Third World – Prospects for German-American Cooperation”

2 December 1978 – 3 December 1978
Policy Program:
Discussion “International Perspectives and Politics” with Henry Kissinger

2 December 1978    
Public Program:
Lecture “5. Wallenberg Lecture: Perspectives for the 1980s” by Henry Kissinger

27 November 1978    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Walter Scheel, German Federal President

24 November 1978 – 27 November 1978
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of Institutional Schooling”

19 November 1978 – 21 November 1978
Policy Program:
Seminar “Private Foundations and Problems of Education”

16 November 1978 – 18 November 1978
Policy Program:
Conference “Central Problems Confronting Western Europe & the U.S.”

12 October 1978 – 13 October 1978
Policy Program:
Conference “Political, Social, and Economic Prospects in Germany and the Rest of Europe” with American and German Financial and Economic Experts

30 September 1978 – 1 October 1978
Policy Program:
Discussion “German-American Briefing on Economic Issues”

25 September 1978 – 29 September 1978
Policy Program:
Conference “The Dilemma of Women – Homemaking versus Career?”

20 September 1978 – 23 September 1978
Policy Program:
Seminar “Labor-Management Relations Within Local Government” with North American City Managers and Mayors and German Counterparts

17 June 1978 – 18 June 1978
Policy Program:
Discussion “Financing the Future”

13 June 1978 – 16 June 1978
Policy Program:
Discussion “Strategic Arms Control and Western European Interests”

21 May 1978 – 27 May 1978
Policy Program:
Conference “Asian Art History – A Transatlantic Discussion”

28 April 1978    
Public Program:
Discussion “German-Jewish Relations and the Problems of the Near East” with Dr. Nahum Goldman

27 April 1978    
Public Program:
Lecture “4. Wallenberg Lecture: Israel and the Arabs – the Foundations for an Agreement” by Dr. Nahum Goldman

21 April 1978 – 24 April 1978
Policy Program:
Seminar “Financing the Future”

6 April 1978 – 7 April 1978
Policy Program:
Conference “Political, Social and Economic Prospects in Germany and the Rest of Europe”

5 April 1978    
Leadership Program:
Conference “Educational Reform and Its Impact on Educational Exchanges – European Views and Considerations” with Fulbright Commission Members from 14 European Countries, Turkey and Israel

4 April 1978    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The State of Research in Berlin” with Prof. Wolf Häfele, Deputy Director, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg-Vienna

8 March 1978    
Policy Program:
Discussion ” Europe’s Role in the World and the Post-Industrial Society” with Pehr Gyllenhammer, President, Volvo

8 March 1978    
Public Program:
Lecture “3. Wallenberg Lecture: What are Europe’s Prospects for Remaining Competitive on the World Market?” by Pehr Gyllenhammer, President, Volvo

30 January 1978 – 2 Febuary 1978
Policy Program:
Seminar “A New Look at International Communications Policy”

22 January 1978 – 27 January 1978
Policy Program:
Seminar “A Comparative Perspective” with Judge Marvin Frankel and Dr. Robert McKay, Chairs, Adversary Justice

15 January 1978 – 17 January 1978
Policy Program:
Seminar “Television in the Political Life of Western Europe – Symptoms of Regulation and Control” with Anthony Smith

1977

16 December 1977    
Policy Program:
Discussion “German Problems and Prospects”

7 November 1977 – 11 November 1977
Policy Program:
Seminar “Comparative Criminal Justice Research” with Dr. Robert McKay and Prof. Franco Ferracuti

30 October 1977 – 4 November 1977
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Soviet Union Sixty Years After the October Revolution”

9 October 1977 – 14 October 1977
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Role of Art and the Artist in Society” with Herbert Bayer

4 October 1977    
Public Program:
Lecture “2. Wallenberg Lecture: Bismarck, Bleichröder and Berlin” by Prof. Fritz Stern, Columbia University

3 October 1977    
Policy Program:
Lecture “Europe and the Heritage of Imperialism” by Prof. Fritz Stern

29 September 1977 – 1 October 1977
Policy Program:
Discussion on the German Point of View – Political and Economic Prospects” with American and German Experts

18 September 1977 – 23 September 1977
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Future of Institutionalized Schooling” with Prof. Torsten Husen, Stockholm

16 September 1977    
Policy Program:
Conference with Health Ministers

26 June 1977 – 29 June 1977
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Changing Conditions of European Security” with Klaus Ritter and Harlan Cleveland

25 June 1977    
Leadership Program:
Visit of a Delegation of Junior Officers from Foreign Ministries of European Community Member States

20 June 1977    
Policy Program:
Discussion on the Future of the University

13 June 1977 – 16 June 1977
Policy Program:
Conference “The New Simplicity in Contemporary Music ” with Peter Heyworth, Music Critic, The Observer, London

2 June 1977    
Public Program:
Lecture “1. Wallenberg Lecture: The Future of the University” by Steven Muller, President, Johns Hopkins University

24 May 1977    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Berliners and Christo to his Proposal to “Pack” the Reichstag

20 May 1977    
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Future Development of the Berlin Festival Weeks”

12 April 1977 – 14 April 1977
Policy Program:
Discussion to the Forthcoming Belgrade Conference on Compliance with the Helsinki Final Act

30 March 1977    
Leadership Program:
Discussion “American Studies in Europe” with Fulbright Commission Members from European Countries, Israel and Turkey and German American Studies Experts

21 March 1977 – 26 March 1977
Policy Program:
Conference on Desertification with Ralph Townley, Nairobi

16 March 1977 – 19 March 1977
Policy Program:
Lecture “A Communications Policy for the Future” by Roland Homet

27 Febuary 1977 – 3 Febuary 1977
Policy Program:
Seminar “International Perspectives on the Changing Role of Women and Men in the Family and in Society”

23 Febuary 1977 – 25 Febuary 1977
Policy Program:
Discussion with American Investment Group and German Experts to discuss Political and Economic Prospects in Europe

15 Febuary 1977    
Policy Program:
Discussion “Berlin as a Creative Arts Center”

1 Febuary 1977 – 4 Febuary 1977
Policy Program:
Conference “The Role of Transnational Enterprise in the Planetary Bargain”

10 January 1977    
Policy Program:
Lecture “The Executive Office of the President – Possibilities during the Carter Administration” by Prof. Thomas Cronin, Brandeis University

1976

29 November 1976 – 2 December 1976
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Future of U.S.-European Relations”

12 November 1976 – 15 November 1976
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of Great Britain” with Ralf Dahrendorf

18 October 1976 – 21 October 1976
Policy Program:
Conference with East-West Journalists

15 October 1976    
Leadership Program:
Discussion with U.S. and German Mayors

7 October 1976    
Policy Program:
Discussion to Prepare the 15th European Art Exhibition “Trends of the 1920s” with Staff of Various Berlin Cultural Institutions

26 September 1976 – 30 September 1976
Policy Program:
Seminar “New Patterns of Governance in Advanced Industrial Societies” with Waldemar Nielsen

13 September 1976 – 17 September 1976
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Future of Institutional Education – A Comparative Study of Trends and Prospects” with Torsten Husén

20 June 1976 – 23 June 1976
Policy Program:
Seminar on Conventional Arms Control

23 May 1976 – 25 May 1976
Policy Program:
Seminar “New International Standards for Meeting Human Needs” with Harlan Cleveland

16 May 1976 – 19 May 1976
Policy Program:
Seminar on International Economic and Financial Problems

29 March 1976 – 1 April 1976
Policy Program:
Seminar “Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Weapons”

2 March 1976 – 4 March 1976
Policy Program:
Conference with Marion Dönhoff, Douglas Cater and European and American Journalists

28 Febuary 1976 – 29 Febuary 1976
Policy Program:
Discussion on Experiences with Social and Cultural Policies with German and Swedish Officials

2 Febuary 1976 – 6 Febuary 1976
Policy Program:
Seminar “Comparative Criminal Justice” with Robert McKay

26 January 1976 – 29 January 1976
Policy Program:
Seminar “Climate Forecast” with the International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study

1975

4 December 1975    
Policy Program:
Discussion “European Security and Disarmament” with Fred Iklé, United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

28 November 1975    
Policy Program:
Seminar “German-Japanese Relations” with Arnulf Baring

18 November 1975 – 19 November 1975
Policy Program:
Conference “Problems and Chances for Germany as Part of the European Community Regarding Internal Exchange Relations”

10 November 1975 – 15 November 1975
Policy Program:
Conference “The Future of European-U.S. Relations” with Prof. Raymond Aron

2 November 1975 – 6 November 1975
Policy Program:
Conference “New Policies for Foreign Labor in Europe”

19 October 1975 – 24 October 1975
Policy Program:
Seminar “New Challenges to Good Reporting – The Mass Media and Change”

30 September 1975 – 1 October 1975
Policy Program:
Discussion “Future Trade Prospects and East-West Relations”

4 September 1975 – 9 September 1975
Policy Program:
Conference “Basic Structures of Knowledge – What We May No Longer Take for Granted – The Critique of Science”

9 June 1975    
Public Program:
Discussion with Joshua Logan, Playwright, Director and Producer for Sage and Screen from the USA

27 May 1975    
Public Program:
Discussion with Dr. Haide Russell, German Consulate General in New York and with Representatives from the Berlin Cultural Scene

23 May 1975    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Changes in the Western World” by Prof. Ernst van der Beugel

15 May 1975    
Public Program:
Discussion with 18 Journalists from Developing Countries

24 April 1975    
Public Program:
Discussion with Prof. Hoellerer and Dr. Hasenclever with a Group of 24 City Delegates from Bavaria

13 April 1975 – 18 April 1975
Policy Program:
Seminar on Education at the End of the 20th Century

22 March 1975 – 26 March 1975
Policy Program:
Seminar “The Impact of the Economic Situation on Cultural Institutions”

17 March 1975 – 21 March 1975
Policy Program:
Seminar on Human Settlement

26 Febuary 1975 – 1 March 1975
Policy Program:
Seminar “Planetary Bargain – New International Problems and New Processes of Decision”

5 Febuary 1975 – 10 Febuary 1975
Policy Program:
Conference “Policy Implications of Changes in Climate on the World Food Situation”

5 Febuary 1975    
Policy Program:
Seminar “Food and Climate”

1974

15 December 1974    
Public Program:
Discussion with Lothar Loewe, Chief TV Correspondent in East Berlin and the GDR

22 November 1974    
Public Program:
Discussion with Hans W. Richter, Novelist and TV Commentator, Siegfried Krause, Deutsche Stiftung für Entwicklungsländer, and Hans Wegener, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst

20 November 1974    
Policy Program:
Conference “German-American Relations” with twenty American Delegates headed by John McCloy

10 November 1974    
Policy Program:
Discussion with Willy Brandt, Chairman SPD, Klaus Schuetz, Berlin Governing Mayor, Günter Gaus, State Secretary, Representative of the GDR, Marion Dönhoff, Prof. Richard Loewenthal, Dr. Hugbert Flitner, Heinz Fanselau (Berlin Senate), Chalmers Roberts (Washington Post)

29 October 1974    
Public Program:
Lecture “The Changing World Climate – Causes and Consequences” by Prof. Walter Orr Roberts

28 October 1974    
Public Program:
Dinner for David Klein, Departing US Minister in Berlin

25 October 1974 – 27 October 1974
Policy Program:
Discussion “The Coming Communications Revolution”

12 October 1974    
Public Program:
Buffet Lunch for Aspen Institute USA Trustees Given by US Minister and Mrs. David Klein

11 October 1974    
Public Program:
Reception for Aspen Institute USA Trustees

10 October 1974    
Public Program:
Reception for Aspen USA Trustees given by Dr. Klaus Schuetz, Governing Mayor of Berlin

8 October 1974    
Public Program:
Opening of the Aspen Institute at Inselstrasse 10, Berlin 38

22 May 1974    
Public Program:
Luncheon for J. K. Galbraith

21 May 1974    
Public Program:
Dinner for J. K. Galbraith