The coronavirus
and the work of
the Atlantic Academy

Learn more ...


© CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Call for Papers:
Democracy and its Limits.
The United States
in Perspective

Deadline: April 12, 2020
Conference: November 5-7, 2020, Berlin
Learn more ...



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.


/ News Media 

Podcast-Interview: US-Fernsehdebatte - oder: Wenn die Lust am Wählen vergeht

Über die Debatte zwischen Biden und Trump sprach unsere Bildungsreferentin Sarah Wagner mit SRF News. 

/ News Media 

Interview: Atlantische Akademie setzt auf digitale Bildungsangebote – Podcast in Planung

Unsere Bildungsreferentin Sarah Wagner sprach mit der Rheinpfalz über die digitale Arbeit der Akademie in Zeiten von Corona. 

/ Publications Atlantic Blog 

Not Just the Presidency. Congressional Primaries 2020

In this on-going blog post Mike Cowburn from the John F. Kennedy-Institute at the FU Berlin provides an overview of every district in the U.S....

/ News Atlantic Blog 

Beziehungskrise? Donald Trump und das Militär

Wie steht es um die zivil-militärischen Beziehungen kurz vor der US-Wahl? Unsere Bildungsreferentin Sarah Wagner berichtet. 


/ Program Events 

Seminar: Showdown 2020 - Die USA nach Trump?

Wir werfen einen Blick auf die USA vor den Präsidentschaftswahlen! 

/ Program Events 

Online-Panel: Schicksalswahl. Die USA vor den Präsidentschafts- und Kongresswahlen 2020

Am 12. Oktober 2020 diskutieren Dr. Christoph von Marschall, Sophie Becker von der DGAP sowie unser Direktor Dr. David Sirakov über den laufenden...

/ Program Events 

Online-Veranstaltung: Die Wahlnacht 2020

Die Atlantische Akademie wird die Wahlnacht 2020 auch in diesem Jahr begleiten - allerdings digital. 

/ Program Events 

GAAS PolSci Conference 2020: Democracy and its Limits. The United States in Perspective

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Political Science Section of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS) examines the effects of Donald Trump on...

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.

Learn more.