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.


/ News Media 

Rheinpfalz-Interview: Wenn Trump an seine Grenzen stößt

Warum hat Trump so lange gebraucht, die Corona-Krise als das zu erkennen, was sie ist? Ist es schon ausgemacht, dass ihn das die Wiederwahl kosten...

/ News Notifications 

Online-Learning: Neue Inhalte auf der AA-Webseite

Unter "Schulangebote" findet ihr nun auch das Angebot "Online Learning". Hier tragen wir für Schüler*innen und Lehrer*innen viele interessante...

/ Publications Atlantic Blog 

“I don’t take responsibility at all!” Die Trump-Administration und die Corona-Krise

Im heutigen Blog-Beitrag beschäftigt sich unser Direktor Dr. David Sirakov mit dem Krisenmanagement der Regierung Donald Trumps angesichts des...

/ News Publications  Atlantic Blog 

Vorwahlen im Zeitalter von Covid-19

Wie beeinflusst das Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 die Vorwahlen in den USA? Unsere Bildungsreferentin Sarah Wagner wirft einen Blick auf die aktuelle...


/ Program Exhibitions  Events 

POSTPONED! Exhibit: Art Brings Us Together

The annual German-American art show showcasing creative and inspiring student works from all over! We are excited to continue the tradition of the...

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ABGESAGT: Lesung: This is America. Reisen durch ein Land im Umbruch

Wir freuen uns auf den Autoren und Journalisten Daniel C. Schmidt, der aus seinem neuen Buch "This is America" vorlesen wird.

/ Program Schulangebote  Events 

ABGESAGT: 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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ABGESAGT: Vortrag: Die schönsten Nationalparks der USA und ihre Geschichte

Im Kontext der "National Park Week" der USA widmen wir uns den Nationalparks des Landes! 

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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