“Das frühere Studententreffen hat sich längst zum transatlantischen Gipfel gemausert”

Handelsblatt

“The contribution and the impulses achieved by the German American Conference for our bilateral relations, cannot be overestimated”

Dr. Ursula von der Leyen

The Council

The Council of the German American Conference at Harvard e.V. brings together American and German leaders from business, politics, and academia with motivated students. During the annual German American Conference at Harvard participants from diverse backgrounds ask tough questions, learn from each other, and engage in dynamic discussions of the most important transatlantic issues today.

Beyond the conference, members have the unique opportunity to participate in the Council's local events and discussion forums, which they will leave with an expanded network and concrete ideas of how to tackle today’s cutting-edge challenges. By building a community of aspiring and established leaders in the U.S. and Germany, the Council aims to become a moving force in bettering transatlantic relations.

Our Activities

Building Connections

The intergenerational character of the Council makes sure that the connections among current and future leaders in business and international affairs merge into a strong transatlantic network.

Conference Support

The Council ensures the continuity of the German American Conference at Harvard given the annually changing organizing team by pooling the knowledge of several years of successful conferences.

Transatlantic Events

The Council serves as a platform for transatlantic dialogue and events, such as seminars, lectures, conferences, colloquia, and informal meetings.

Conferences
8
Participants
3950
Speakers
197
Transatlantic Network
1

The Conference

During our annual German American Conference at Harvard participants from diverse backgrounds ask tough questions, learn from each other, and engage in dynamic discussions of the most important transatlantic issues today.

Check out our official aftermovie of last year's conference, featuring speakers like Michael Hayden, Thomas Gottschalk, Miriam Meckel, Ingo Zamperoni, and many more.

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