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Stay in touch with old friends and make new ones

Your friends are already here! Meet friends from your GAC team and fellow students and alumni of Harvard University. Stay in lifelong touch with your existing friends and make new friends with like-minded interest and a shared history.

Support the GAC next generations

Establishing continuity for the team of the German American Conference at Harvard is crucial to leverage the personal connections of former teams. Our databases and archives, which are continuously kept up-to date, are used by the Cambridge-based organizing committee as is our technical infrastructure. Furthermore, we keep in touch with our partners to build long-term relationships.

Attend exclusive events

Next to our flagship event, the German American Conference at Harvard, we are expanding our platform on both sides of the Atlantic. After a member strategy meeting and the first intimate dinner with Ambassador Dr. Klaus Scharioth, the first Council Forum takes place this October at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin and is embedded into two days of activities. Our Council on the Hill events in Washington, D.C. as well as more intimate dinners in Germany are forthcoming.

Connect with transatlantic leaders

Transatlantic leaders in the realms of politics, business and society from all German American Conferences at Harvard since its inception in 2008 connect and build friendships in the Council. Meet and connect with former as well as current speakers, partners and Presidium members at one of the Council events.


The Council’s organs and their respective rights and duties are described in detail in our bylaws. Take a look to find out how the Council operates.


Dynamic debates and constructive exchange are the cornerstone of effective transatlantic relations. The GAC facilitates both with strong minds from across the Atlantic at a place bustling with inspiration. Organizing the conference together with Mirco Günther in 2014 was a true highlight of my time at Harvard.

Léa Steinacker CIO, WirtschaftsWoche

Marcel Dietsch and I came up with the idea for the conference in 2008 because we believe in ‘people to people’ diplomacy – positive relations between individuals form the basis for collaboration. It is exciting to see the conference grow into an annual event in a setting that encourages people of different political stripes to engage constructively with each other.

Max Milz Vice President & Partner, Siemens Management Consulting


Students and alumni up to two years after graduation can join us with a Student Membership (€ 20)
If you are not a student, or had your graduation more than two years ago, you can join us with a Regular Membership (€ 75)

You are eligible to become a Council Member if you have an affiliation with the GAC or Harvard University (e.g. former or current member of the organizing team, speaker, partner, sponsor, Harvard University student, research assistant or lecturer).

The membership dues are needed to adequately support the GAC team and organize multiple events on both sides of the Atlantic for our members.


We will release financial reports on a regular basis to ensure the greatest amount of transparency for all stakeholders and to maintain our non-profit status.

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