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.