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

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Conference: November 5-7, 2020, Berlin
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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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TAGESTICKET- Interview: Riesen-Party trotz Corona: Wie Donald Trump den Independence Day feiert

Unsere Bildungsreferentin Sarah Wagner sprach mit dem Tagesticket-Podcast von Bayern 2 über den 4. Juli und dessen Bedeutung für den Wahlkampf.

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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....

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Interview mit der Rhein-Zeitung: Truppen vor Abzug aus Baumholder? US-Experte im Interview: „USA schaden sich vor allem selbst“

Die Truppenreduzierungspläne der Trump-Adminstration werden immer konkreter. Unser Direktor sprach mit der Rhein-Zeitung über die Auswirkungen auf...

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Interview im Deutschlandfunk: „Müssen uns auf Veränderungen einstellen“

Unser Direktor Dr. David Sirakov sprach in den Informationen am Morgen des Deutschlandfunks mit Peter Sawicki über die Truppenabzugspläne der...


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Atlantisches Forum: Klimapolitik unter Donald Trump. Die Rolle der Bundesstaaten am Beispiel der United States Climate Alliance

Unsere Reihe "Atlantisches Forum" beschäftigt sich dieses Mal mit der Klimapolitik der US-Bundesstaaten.

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Summer School 2020: A Nation in Turmoil? Die USA im Wahljahr

Unsere traditionelle Summer School wird angesichts der Corona-Pandemie in diesem Jahr als On-Demand-Webinar statt. Im Zeitraum zwischen dem 27. Juli...

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Lehrerseminar: Richtungswahl. Die USA vor der Entscheidung

Am 7. September 2020 beschäftigen wir uns in unserem Lehrerseminar mit den bevorstehenden Präsidentschafts- und Kongresswahlen in den USA.

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Vortrag: Die Präsidenten der USA

Wir werfen einen Blick auf die amerikanischen Präsidenten! 

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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