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German-American Working Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Call for Applications
German-American Working Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The American Council on Germany and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius are convening a German-American working group to discuss and explore diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice issues in a transatlantic context. From September 2021 to March 2022, a group of 15 to 20 experts will convene virtually at regular intervals to parse the issues and develop policy recommendations to promote greater diversity with the goal of producing a policy paper on the critical importance of DEI in transatlantic relations.

The working group will draw on the expertise of group members as well as external speakers from the United States and Germany to discuss the challenges facing communities of color and minority groups including but not limited to LGBTQI+, individuals with disabilities, migrants, as well as experts in transatlantic relations. These speakers will help set the stage for internal deliberations of the working group. Participants are expected to dedicate four to six hours per month to take part in these discussions. This program is geared for young professionals to help promote their voices in transatlantic dialogue exchange.

The ACG is currently seeking applications from both ACG program alumni and individuals who are new to German-American affairs who are working in their communities to address concerns of diversity, equity, and inclusion to participate in this working group. The group will include individuals with diverse backgrounds to provide a wide variety of thoughts, experiences, and expertise.  Participants must be U.S. or German citizens.

Applications are due by July 31, 2021

Candidates for the German-American Working Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion must:

  • Be either United States or German citizens living in either the United States or the European Union;
  • Be 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline;
  • Have a minimum of five years of relevant, full-time work experience;
  • Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent professional experience);
  • Demonstrate a track record of outstanding professional performance; and
  • Have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship and DEI.

To apply, please submit to rcammarota@acgusa.org:

  • A one- to two-page personal statement outlining why you are interested in participating in this working group;
  • A current resume or CV; and
  • Two letters of recommendation.

This program is generously supported by: