Engaging the DC business and policy communities, the Greater Washington, DC Warburg Chapter hosts a variety of events to further the ACG’s mission. The Chapter actively engages those interested in German-American relations, as well as transatlantic and global affairs. Events include different formats such as policy discussions, to cultural events, to book readings.
The Chapter relies on multiple partners including George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, Northern Virginia Technology Council, George C. Marshall International Center, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Chapter hosts several events annually with speakers from across Germany and the United States. In 2016, speakers included Sven Egenter, Executive Director and Editor in Chief, klimafakten.de and Clean Energy Wire CLEW; Ambassador Robert M. Kimmitt, Chairman of the American Council on Germany; and Dr. Marco Overhaus, Research Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Events have covered a board spectrum of topics including foreign policy, Germany’s leadership role in the EU, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the legacy of the Marshall Plan on transatlantic relations.
About the Chapter Director
Senior Environmental Planner
Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Dale Medearis is a Senior Environmental Planner for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. In that capacity, he co-leads the NVRC’s regional climate mitigation and energy programs and manages NVRC’s international environmental partnerships – among the few problem-focused, goal-oriented and geographically-specific transfer of lessons from abroad to the US. He helped co-launch the first formal climate and energy partnership between the 40 largest U.S. and European metropolitan regional councils, co-initiate the Transatlantic Climate Bridge, co-launch the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s “Cities and Climate” Network and co-develop the Transatlantic Urban Climate Dialogue with the Freie Universität of Berlin.