On June 5, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump joined World War II veterans and the heads of state of 13 other countries for a moving ceremony dedicated to those who stormed the beaches of Normandy as a part of Operation Overlord. The efforts of these brave soldiers led to an Allied victory that turned the tide of the war on the continent and built the foundation for our current German-American friendship.
This week, German Chancellor attended the 368th commencement ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the morning exercises, Chancellor Merkel was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the historic American university. In the afternoon, Chancellor Merkel delivered the commencement address for 20,000 graduates, faculty, and guests.
This year, the historic Bauhaus school is celebrating its 100th anniversary with special events and retrospectives around the globe. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier recognized the milestone with his speech at the 100 Jahre Bauhaus (100 Years of Bauhaus) opening festival in Berlin, Germany.
German-American cooperation played a key role in obtaining the first ever image of a black hole, something long thought to be completely impossible.
German Federal Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Washington, DC for the 2019 World Bank Spring Meetings.
German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas met with artist Luigi Toscano this week and bid him farewell. Toscano is preparing to travel with his exhibition across the country on a 10-day road trip from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco, California.
After impressing coaches while on loan from FC Dallas in 2018, American Chris Richards recently penned a permanent transfer deal to play with the reigning Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich until 2023.
More than 20 bands and over a thousand visitors attended Wunderbar Together’s events this week, celebrating the history of cooperation between Germany and the United States.
German Federal Commissioner for Digitalization Dorothee Bär visited SXSW this year to meet with partners in the United States and learn about the latest trends in urban mobility being presented at the festival.
German Undersecretary of State Michelle Müntefering on the Parallels Between SXSW and Wunderbar Together
German Undersecretary of State Michelle Müntefering is at South by Southwest, the world-renowned festival, to present and participate in dialogue and cultural exchange with diverse voices from both sides of the Atlantic.
On Monday, Federal Minister of Labor Hubertus Heil and US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on Labor Cooperation in Washington.
Nowitzki hit a milestone Monday night, playing in the 1,500th game of his career!
von Donnersmarck’s film, “Never Look Away,” has been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Dr. Angela Merkel is to be awarded the 2018 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. The Award is meant to highlight remarkable and compassionate leadership from notable public figures who facilitate international understanding and represent humanitarianism and tolerance.