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, Germany is celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage. In recognition of this milestone, the European Academy for Women in Politics and Economy (EAF) organized the Women in Local Leadership series to empower women and encourage diversity in leadership.
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) has released some of the results from their Wunderbar Together research project entitled “Integration: Made in Germany.”
Luigi Toscano’s portrait exhibition “Lest We Forget” shows the faces of Holocaust survivors to provide living memory for younger generations. The exhibit traveled to the nation’s capital, offering a chance for reflection.
The German Times interviewed author Cornelia Funke to discuss her experiences in finding literary success as a German author living in the United States and the inside view of German-American relations.