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Fellowships Awarded in 2019

In 2019, the American Council on Germany awarded fellowships to the following individuals to complete research on timely topics:

Martin Sebastian-Abel
Specialist for Public Affairs and Representative of Berlin
NRW.BANK
Research Topic: “The Impact of (Fossil Fuel) Divestment on Banking”
DZ BANK Fellowship for Transatlantic Business and Finance

Varoon Bashyankarla
Data Scientist
Tactical Technology Collective
Research Topic: “Data as a Liability: The Future of Cybersecurity Insurance and its Transatlantic Implications”
McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends

Michael Laha
Program Officer
Asia Society, Center on U.S.-Asia Relations
Research Topic: “Technology Transfer, Innovation, and a Rising China: Elucidating a Role for the Transatlantic Relationship”
McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends

Chuck McShane
Vice President of Research
Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
Research Topic: “Small-Town Economies in the Developed World”
McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends

Nikolas Noetzel
Co-Founder
Karlsson Health
Research Topic: “The Innovation Funding Gap – How Can We Improve the Relationship of German Startups and American Venture Capital Regarding Follow-on Capital Access?”
DZ BANK Fellowship for Transatlantic Business and Finance

Elia Panskus
Press Spokesperson
Ekin Deligöz, Member of the German Bundestag (Greens)
Research Topic: “Social Media – A Tool to Empower Minorities in the American Political Power Structures?”
Duisberg Fellowship for Young German Transatlanticists

Sarah Sieloff
Executive Director
Center for Creative Land Recylcing
Research Topic: “Facilitating German-American Exchange through Land Reuse”
McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends

Anna Sauerbrey
Editor
Der Tagesspiegel
Research Topic: “On the Road-  Infrastructure, Politics, and the Future of America in Transatlantic Perspective”
Kellen Fellow

Elena Souris
Research Associate
New America
Research Topic: “Lessons from Leipzig: Municipal Government Models for Supporting Civic Engagement”
McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends