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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.


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/ 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....

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Fokus Frieden Podcast: Post-Trump, Post-Corona - Möglichkeiten linker Politik in den USA

Sarah Wagner von der Atlantischen Akademie und Charlotte Dany von der Friedensakademie Rheinland-Pfalz sprechen über die politische Lage in den USA. 

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Tagesthemen zum Thema US-Truppenabzug

Unser Direktor Dr. Sirakov äußert sich in den Tagesthemen zum US-Truppenabzug aus Deutschland.

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Interview mit SWR Aktuell: Was wäre von einem US-Botschafter Macgregor zu erwarten?

Unser Direktor Dr. David Sirakov sprach mit SWR Aktuell über Donald Trump‘s Kandidaten für den Posten in Berlin.


/ Program Events 

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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23. Atlantischer Sommer Online: Konfrontation oder Schulterschluss? Die transatlantischen Beziehungen nach den US-Wahlen

Am 22. August 2020 beschäftigen wir uns im 23. Atlantischen Sommer mit den Auswirkungen der Präsidentschafts- und Kongresswahlen auf die...

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Online-Vortrag: Black Lives Matter. Rassismus und Protest in den USA

Im September befassen wir uns mit den historischen Wurzeln der aktuellen Protestbewegung gegen Polizeigewalt und Rassismus in den USA. 

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Online-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.

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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