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Founded in 1993, the Nashville Warburg Chapter is one of the ACG’s oldest chapters. The founding members consisted largely of the people who had organized or sponsored the 1992 ACG Young Leaders Conference – attorneys, judges, business people, and academics, all of whom had an interest in foreign affairs in general, or Germany in particular.

The Nashville Chapter partners with a number of other organizations including the Committee on Foreign Relations, the German American Chamber of Commerce, Sister Cities of Nashville, the German Department and Max Kade Institute of European Studies at Vanderbilt University, and Tennessee State University.

Since its creation, the Nashville Chapter engages the German-American community by hosting several events each year. In recent years, the Chapter has held discussions with speakers like with Thorsten Benner, Director of the Global Public Policy Institute; Dr. Christoph von Marschall, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent of Der Tagesspiegel and 1999 ACG Kellen Fellow; and Boris Ruge, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission at the German Embassy in Washington. Events covered a wide range of topics including Merkel’s leadership role in the EU, German-Russian relations, and the rise of populism.

About the Chapter Director

Douglas Berry
Miller & Martin PLLC

Douglas Berry is a member of the firm Miller & Martin PLLC. His practice concentrates on municipal law, zoning, eminent domain, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Berry was the City Attorney for Franklin, Tennessee, from 1989 through 2007 and is currently the Interim Town Attorney for Smyrna, Tennessee. He has represented many other Middle Tennessee cities, counties, and pubic utilities in litigation and non-litigation matters over the past 25 years. Mr. Berry was an ACG Young Leader in 1992.