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

Deadline: April 12, 2020
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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Bayern 2 Gespräch: Twitter korrigiert Trump: Wie finden Sie das?

Unsere Bildungsreferentin sprach mit dem Team von Bayern 2 und vielen Zuhörer*innen über Donald Trump und Twitter. 

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Direktor der Atlantischen Akademie in SWP-Expertengruppe berufen

Der Direktor der Atlantischen Akademie, Dr. David Sirakov, ist in die "Expert*innengruppe USA" der Stiftung Wissenschaft und Poltik in Berlin berufen...

/ 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....

/ Publications Atlantic Blog 

Die unbequeme Realität – Die Demokraten und die Anschuldigungen von Tara Reade

Auf unserem Blog beleuchten wir die aktuelle Diskussion um Tara Reade und ihre Anschuldigungen gegen Joe Biden. 


/ Program Schulangebote  Events 

Online Teachers Seminar: Teaching Workable Solutions for Environmental Issues: Education for Sustainability

Die Veranstaltung ist Teil der Reihe Teaching Environmental Issues und bietet Impulsvorträge von Experten zu Umweltthemen. 

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ONLINE: Brown Bag Luncheon: Taxes in Germany 101

Learn more about how German taxes impact your home-based business in our online lecture.

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Atlantisches Forum Online: Grund zum Feiern? 50 Jahre Nuklearer Nichtverbreitungs­vertrag

Wie steht es um den Nuklearen Verbreitungsvertrag im 50. Jahr seines Bestehen? Hierzu begrüßen wir Dr. Oliver Thränert von der ETH Zürich auf unserer...

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Online-Talk: What is to be done? The possibilities of left politics in post-Trump, post-Coronavirus USA

Prof. Susan Kang will discuss the surge in more ideological, explicitly left socialist political activism since the Trump election.

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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