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Summer School 2018: Reign of Chaos?
Die USA unter Trump
vor den Zwischenwahlen

Montag, 30. Juli – Freitag, 3. August 2018, PfalzAkademie Lambrecht
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Atlantisches Forum:
Prinzen, Präsidenten,
Partner? Die Beziehungen
zwischen Saudi-Arabien und den USA

Dienstag, 12. Juni 2018, 18-19.30 Uhr, TU Kaiserslautern
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Brown Bag Luncheon:
Advertising and
Your Business

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 10am, Atlantic Academy
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The Atlantic Academy presents a forum to all those who have questions related to the United States and its transatlantic relations and who seek discourse with others; Americans as well as Germans. In addition, concerts, film screenings, and lectures present an opportunity for encounters across all the different regions of Rhineland-Palatinate.


The Atlantic Academy offers lectures, seminars, and workshops for all those interested in transatlantic issues. The Academy is open to everyone looking for substantiated information from distinguished experts, including American scholars who have come to Germany following an invitation by the Atlantic Academy.


Those looking for advice—be it journalists, politicians, entrepreneurs, or students—may use the knowledge and experience of the Atlantic Academy’s staff as a resource. As part of the national American studies network, the Academy is able to establish contact with distinguished scholars in the respective fields.


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"Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz!" Project Manager and Board Member of the AA honored by Commander of U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

Our "Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz!" project manager, John Constance and our board member, Andrea Oliver, were awarded the prestigious "Key to the...

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Call for Papers: Transformation of Democracy – Mobilisation, Representation and Responsiveness

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Political Science Section of the German Association for American Studies will take place from November 15-17, 2018, in...

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The Atlantic Academy and the General Data Protection Regulation

On May 25, 2018, the new EU data protection legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , takes effect. Here at the Atlantic Academy,...

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Bericht der Rheinpfalz: Bilder eines neuen Amerika

In der Kreissparkasse ist unsere Ausstellung zum Leben des ermordeten US-Präsidenten John F. Kennedy bis zum 1. Juni 2018 zu sehen.


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Talk by Prof. Cas Mudde: The Rise of Populism: From Le Pen to Trump

On June 22, 2018, Cas Mudde, one of the leading experts on political extremism and populism, will analyze the history, present and future of populism...

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Atlantisches Forum: Trump meets Kim: Gipfeldiplomatie als Lösungsansatz im Nuklearkonflikt?

Markus Liegl von der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main widmet sich in seinem Vortrag der unerwarteten Entwicklung auf der nordkoreanischen Halbinsel...

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Summer School 2018: Reign of Chaos? Die USA unter Trump vor den Zwischenwahlen

Vom 30. Juli bis 3. August 2018 befassen wir uns wieder im Rahmen unserer Summer School intensiv mit der US-Innen-, Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik.

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21. Atlantischer Sommer: Konflikt oder Kooperation? Die transatlantischen Beziehungen vor den Zwischenwahlen

Im November 2018 wird in den USA gewählt. Aktuell regiert Präsident Trump mit einer Republikanischen Mehrheit in beiden Häusern des Kongresses, doch...

The Academy in a Nutshell

Founded in 1996 by the state government of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Atlantic Academy is a state- and privately funded, non-profit, and non-partisan organization whose goal is to foster transatlantic relations by educating the public about US American politics and society.

While there is little doubt that Europe and America share many interests, the transatlantic alliance is based on the assumption that the countries and peoples on both sides of the Atlantic have more in common than just interests. The Atlantic community rests upon shared values, such as freedom, equality, and democracy. To keep this community of values alive, citizens on both sides of the Atlantic are invited to engage in a dialogue to develop a deeper understanding of each other and to reconcile their differences, if necessary. This discussion needs to be conducted critically and openly. Our events and publications create opportunities for Germans and Americans to meet and discuss the various aspects of transatlantic relations.

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