• “Creating a New Transatlantic Narrative”
    An address by Ambassador Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the United States, at the German-American Conference
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    “Adapting to a New Era in German-American Relations"
    An address delivered on the occasion of the ACG’s 2015 Annual Meeting by ACG President Dr. Steven E. Sokol
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Occasional Papers

The ACG publishes Occasional Papers so that members and friends of the Council may read analysts’ and speakers’ perspectives on current challenges on the transatlantic agenda. Use the links below for more details.

#1: “U.S.‐Germany: The Indispensable Relationship”
An address by Ambassador John B. Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, at the ACG’s Annual Meeting of the Members
March 21, 2016
New York City

#2: “Creating a New Transatlantic Narrative”
An address by Ambassador Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the United States, at a German‐American Conference held by the American Council on Germany and Atlantik‐Brücke
May 23, 2016
Washington, DC

#3: “Toward a New Transatlantic Narrative: The German‐American Partnership in Turbulent Times”
A German‐American Conference held by the American Council on Germany and Atlantik‐Brücke
Conference report prepared by Michele Ruehs Steinbuch, Director of Corporate Communications at the American Council on Germany
May 23‐24, 2016
Washington, DC

#4: “Making the Alliance Great Again? The West at a Crossroads”
The XXXVIII American‐German Young Leaders Conference
July 22-28, 2016
Munich and Berlin

#1: “Adapting to a New Era in German-American Relations”
An address delivered on the occasion of the ACG’s Annual Meeting by Dr. Steven E. Sokol, President Elect of the American
March 25, 2015
New York City

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#2: “The Current Situations in the Euro Area”
A statement by Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsches Bundesbank, delivered at a luncheon hosted by the ACG and the Council on Foreign Relations
April 22, 2015
New York City

#3: “Challenges, Interests, Values: Germany in a Changing Europe”
An address by Michael Roth, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office and Member of the German Bundestag (2004 ACG Young Leader), before the ACG, and held in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
April 28, 2015
New York City

#4: “The Eurozone – Challenges for the Monetary Union”
An address by Dr. Johannes Beermann, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, before the American Council on Germany
June 3, 2015
New York City
With Special thanks to AllianceBernstein L.P. for hosting this event

#5: “May 8, 1945: A Day of Liberation”
Remarks by Mary Pat Higgins, President and CEO of Dallas Holocaust Museum, and Robert Clark, Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, and an Address reflecting on German President Richard von Weizsäcker’s speech marking the 40th Anniverary of Victory in Europe Day, by Dr. Hansjörg Heppe, Director of the ACG’s Dallas Eric M. Warburg Chapter, at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of V-E Day. This event was held by the ACG, in cooperation with the German Federal Office, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
May 7, 2015
Dallas, Texas

#6: “New Challenges Need New Answers: No NATO Nostalgia for Global Security”
An address by An address by Jürgen Trittin, Bundestag Member of Alliance 90/The Greens, before the American Council on Germany and Deutsches Haus at NYU
June 24, 2015
New York City

#7: “Between Order and Chaos: Setting a Transatlantic Agends in an Era of Disruption”
The XXXVII American-German Younger Leaders Conference
July 10-17, 2015
Munich and Berlin

#8: “Security and Prosperity in a New Ear of the Transatlantic Relationship”
A German-American Conference, held in cooperation with the Atlantik-Bruecke
September 10 – 11, 2015
Berlin

#1: A Discussion with the Newly Minted Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr. Harald Braun
at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on Germany
March 31, 2014
New York City

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#2:“The State of Europe: End of the Crisis or Crisis Without End?”
An address by Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank
Before the Dallas Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the GACC South, and the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations
April 15, 2014
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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#3: “Germany as Model and Mediator for Northeast Asian Conflicts”
An address by Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, Harry & Helen Gray Senior Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
before the American Council on Germany and American Friends of Bucerius
as part of the 2014 Transatlantic Global Agenda Series
May 13, 2014
New York City
With special thanks to Alston & Bird LLP for hosting this event

#4: “A Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Can the United States and Europe Lead the Way to Global Economic Recovery?”
An opening statement by Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, President of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, Ditzingen
at a policy conference of the American Council on Germany
June 18, 2014
New York City

#5: “Germany, the Euro, and Europe”
An address by Carl-Ludwig Thiele, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank
before the American Council on Germany
July 2, 2014
New York City
With special thanks to Crowell & Moring LLP for hosting this event

#6: The 2014 McCloy Awards Dinner
Acceptance speeches by Dr. phil. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, CEO and President of the Managing Board, TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG and Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, Blackstone
before the American Council on Germany
June 17, 2014
New York City

#7: “On Friendship – Why the United States and Germany Are More Than Partners”
An address by Lieutenant General Peter Schelzig, Vice Chief of Defense (Deputy
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), German Ministry of Defense
before the American Council on Germany’s
XXXVI American-German Young Leaders Conference
August 13, 2014
Berlin

#8: “Unconscious Uncoupling: Are the U.S. and Europe Still in a Relationship?”
The XXXVI American-German Young Leaders Conference Report
August 8-15, 2014
Munich and Berlin

#9: “From Restraint to Responsibility: Is There a New German Foreign and Security Policy?”
An Address before Various Eric M. Warburg Chapters of the American Council on Germany
as part of the Dr. Henry A. Kissinger Transatlantic Speaker Series
by Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, Foreign Editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
October 2014

#1: “Beyond Europe – Germany’s Global Commitment”
An address by Ambassador Dr. Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations
At the Annual Meeting of the Members of the American Council on Germany
March 26, 2013
New York City

#2: “The Time Is Now for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Relationship”
An address by Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel, Special Advisor to the President of DePaul University in Chicago
Before Various Eric M. Warburg Chapters of the American Council on Germany
April 2013

#3: “The Euro and Its Geostrategic Dimension in the 21st Century”
An address by Jürgen Trittin, MdB, Chairman of Alliance 90/The Greens in the German Bundestag
Before Members of the American Council on Germany
May 7, 2013
New York City

#4: “The Eurozone Crisis and the German Economy”
An address by Joachim Poß, MdB, Member of the German Bundestag and Deputy Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag
Before Members of the American Council on Germany
May 29, 2013
New York City

#5: “How Europe Is Overcoming the Euro Crisis”
An address by Klaus Regling, Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism
Before Members of the American Council on Germany
October 8, 2013
New York City

#6: “Germany – A ‘Reluctant Hegemon’?”
An address by Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, Foreign Editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Before the Dallas Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany
October 15, 2013
Dallas, TX

#1: “Bismarck’s Social Reforms: How He Did It and Why It Still Matters”
An address by Jonathan Steinberg, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Modern European History at the University of Pennsylvania
Before the American Council on Germany
December 21, 2011
New York City

#2: “Germany’s Energy Concept – An Industrial Country’s Transition Towards Renewable Energies”
An address by Harald Leibrecht, Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Office and Member of the German Bundestag
Before the American Council on Germany’s Dallas Warburg Chapter and the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations
February 16, 2012
Dallas, Texas

#3: “The European Debt Crisis – Whose Debt? Whose Crisis?”
An address by Joachim Poß, Member of the German Bundestag and Deputy Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag
May 15, 2012
New York City
With special thanks to Alston + Bird LLP for hosting this event

#4: “Transatlantic Relations in Turbulent Times”
An address by H.E. Philipp Rösler, Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economics and Technology
June 19, 2012
New York City

#5: “A New Transatlantic Growth Agenda?”
An address by Harald Leibrecht, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Office
August 31, 2012
New York City
With special thanks to Crowell & Moring LLP for hosting this event

#6: “Digitalism and the Future of German Media”
An address by Dr. Michael Naumann, Founding Director of the Barenboim-Said Academy and Former German Federal Minister of Culture and Media
October 31, 2012
New York City

#7: “Shaping the Future: Is the Transatlantic Relationship Relevant to Meeting Today’s Challenges?”
The XXXIV American-German Young Leaders Conference Report
July 13-19, 2012
Munich and Berlin, Germany

#1: “A New Era in German-American Relations”
An address by Ambassador Robert M. Kimmitt, Incoming Chairman of the American Council on Germany, Independent Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment, and Senior International Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
At the American Council on Germany’s Annual Meeting of the Members
March 31, 2011
New York City

#2: “Financial Stability – Challenges from a European Perspective”
An address by Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the German Bundesbank
Before the American Council on Germany
April 13, 2011
New York City

#3: “Germany and the United States: Common Solutions for Common Problems?”
An address by Michael Fuchs, Member of the German Bundestag
Before the American Council on Germany
April 18, 2011
New York City

#4: “Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy in Focus: Common Problems, Shared Solutions”
An address by Jürgen Trittin, Chairman of Alliance 90/The Greens in the German Bundestag
Before the American Council on Germany
July 15, 2011
New York City

#5: “Germany’s Role in the Global Economy”
An address by Jens Weidmann, President of the German Bundesbank (2004 ACG Young Leader)
Before the American Council on Germany
September 26, 2011
Washington, D.C.

#6: “The Pathology of the Euro Crisis”
An address by Ambassador John Kornblum, Senior Counsel at Nörr LLP
Before the American Council on Germany and American Friends of Bucerius
November 15, 2011
New York City

#7: “Germany’s Foreign and Security Policy”
An address by Theo Sommer, Editor-at-Large of DIE ZEIT
Before the American Council on Germany and American Friends of Bucerius
December 12, 2011
New York City

#1: Taking Germany’s Pulse: A Report on an ACG Study Tour to Berlin
By Steven E. Sokol, Vice President and Director of Programs of the American Council on Germany
December 9-15, 2009
Berlin, Germany
With generous support from the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with funds from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology’s
European Recovery Program

#2: “Transatlantic Relations: The Outlook for 2010”
An address by Horst Freitag, Consul General of Germany in New York
Before the Pittsburgh Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
February 22, 2010
With special thanks also to Noerr LLP

#3: “Germany and the Financial Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities”
An address by Axel Weber, President of the German Bundesbank
Before the American Council on Germany
April 26, 2010
New York City

#4: Remarks for the Annual Convention of the Economic Council of the CDU
by Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, President of The World Bank Group
June 9, 2010
Berlin, Germany

#5: “The Transatlantic Partnership: Common Crises, Shared Response”
An address by Hans-Ulrich Klose, Member of the German Bundestag and Coordinator of German-American Cooperation
Before the American Council on Germany
June 15, 2010
New York City

#6: “The European Union 20 Years After the Fall of Communism: A Success Story – Crisis and Challenge for Transatlantic Relations”
An address by Markus Meckel, Former Member of the Bundestag and Former Foreign Minister of the German Democratic Republic
Before various Eric M. Warburg Chapters of the American Council on Germany
June 2010

#7: “Transatlantic Fiscal Policy”
An address by Wolfgang Schäuble, German Federal Minister of Finance
Before the American Council on Germany’s XXXII American-German Young Leaders Conference
August 29, 2010
Berlin, Germany