- 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.