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Goethe Project Close-Up Creates an Exchange Between German and American Journalists

 “If someone had told me in May that I would be working for a German newspaper, I would have laughed at him. But what seemed completely impossible in May became a reality on Monday,” Kansas City journalist Anne Marie Hunter wrote in the Hessische Allgemeine Newspaper this week.

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Dirk Nowitzki Takes the Next Steps in His Career

Since his retirement in April of this year, you may no longer be able to see Dirk Nowitzki on the court in a Dallas Mavericks jersey, but that doesn’t mean he has left the basketball world behind. After 21 seasons in the NBA, the German basketball legend has turned his attention to advocating for players at the international level.

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Vice President of the German Bundestag Thomas Oppermann on the US-German Relationship

Thomas Oppermann, Vice President of the German Bundestag, made a visit to Washington, DC to meet with members of US Congress and promote German-American friendship.

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Shifting Political Culture Threatens Academic Freedom

In recent years, populism, nationalism and new forms of aggressive escalation have been exerting a growing influence on political culture in the West. Fundamental values of liberal democracy such as freedom of expression and tolerance are coming under attack. The consequences of this radicalisation on science in Germany and the USA was the focus of a two-day event held at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles.

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2019 Marks 50 Years Since the Death of Bauhaus Pioneer Mies van der Rohe

This week marks 50 years since the death of modernist architect and Bauhaus pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The famous architect was born in Aachen, Germany in 1886 and began his career in Berlin before becoming the final director of the Bauhaus school from 1930 to 1933.