The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) strengthens the American-German relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world. The Institute produces objective and original analyses of developments and trends in Germany, Europe, and the United States; creates new transatlantic networks among changing generations; and intensifies dialogue among the business, political, and academic communities to manage differences and define and promote common interests.
Affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, AICGS provides a comprehensive program of policy-relevant public conferences, research reports, networking events, and fellowships designed to advance the political, corporate, and scholarly constituencies it serves.
Drawing on experts on both sides of the Atlantic, AICGS produces original, independent analyses of the economic, political, historical, and cultural developments and trends that impact transatlantic relations.
Since 1986 AICGS has successfully implemented a series of competitive fellowship programs that support individuals working on cutting-edge areas of economic, policy, and cultural research. AICGS has nurtured a young generation of transatlanticists and provided a platform for established scholars in the field.
AICGS features high-level events with policymakers and business leaders as well as intimate, off-the-record roundtable discussions, which allow for a frank and open exchange across the Atlantic. AICGS provides its constituency with a wide variety of analyses ranging from in-depth policy reports of a single issue of importance to Germany and the United States to salient essays on current events and relevant topics.