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“Breaking Barriers” at the 11th Annual German American Conference at Harvard

This November, the Harvard Kennedy School held its 11th Annual German American Conference. The conference, which has become a well-known transatlantic summit in German-American relations, seeks to inspire leadership, foster dialogue, and promote innovation among its attendees. This event is the largest student-led conference of its kind in the United State with over 700 participants and over 50 speakers.

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“Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Reimagines the Mississippi River

Mississippi. An Anthropocene River takes the concept of the Anthropocene – the period of history during which humans have been the dominant influence on climate and the environment – into the field. The project, organized by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and the Max Planck Institute, investigates the Mississippi River as an exemplary landscape of global environmental change.

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American Soccer Player Michael Edwards Discusses Life with his New Team, VfL Wolfsburg

 This summer, American center-back Michael Edwards joined a growing group of American players in making the jump across the Atlantic to play with the best of the best in the German Bundesliga. The Virginia native, who began his career not far from his hometown at the DC United Academy, is already making an impact on the field for the Wolves.

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U.S. Congress Considers H. Res. 446 on German-American Friendship

Pennsylvania Representative Glenn Thompson spoke to the House of Representatives in Washington, DC about recognizing October as German-American Heritage Month.

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Views from the “Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Project

“Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” is a project by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) that takes its name from the term “Anthropocene,” which refers to the current geological age during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. Through field-oriented explorations, the project seeks to develop a course of action for mitigating this impact and its effects on daily life in the Mississippi region.