Building knowledge, insights, and networks
for German-American Relations


The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies strengthens the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world. The Institute produces objective and original analyses of developments and trends in Germany, Europe, and the United States; creates new transatlantic networks; and facilitates dialogue among the business, political, and academic communities to manage differences and define and promote common interests.

Affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, AICGS provides a comprehensive program of public forums, policy studies, research, and study groups designed to enrich the political, corporate, and scholarly constituencies it serves.

Members of the Institute’s Board of Trustees

Fred H. Langhammer
Chairman, Global Affairs, Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Co-Chair

Dr. Eugene A. Sekulow
Consultant, Co-Chair

David W. Detjen, Esq.
Partner, Alston & Bird LLP, Vice-Chair and Secretary

Susan S. Harnett
Global Consumer Head of Business Performance Management, Citigroup Inc., Treasurer

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger
Honorary Chairman, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Vice-Chair, Europe

Stefan Baron
Global Head of Communications, Deutsche Bank AG

Prof. Ernestine Schlant Bradley
The New School University

The Honorable Richard Burt
Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

Edward T. Cloonan

John F. Curtis, President
Seven Seas Water Corporation

Dirk Egbers
Partner, Ernst & Young

The Honorable Thomas L. Farmer
Consultants International Group, Inc.

Prof. Dr. Dieter Feddersen
Attorney at Law, Member of the Board of Directors of Dräger Foundation

Alan H. Fleischmann
Co-Founder and Managing Director, ImagineNations Group

Dr. Gerhard Gnaedig

Guenther E. Greiner
President, International Corporate Consultancy LLC

Michael E. Hansen
CEO, Elsevier Health Sciences

Louis R. Hughes
CEO, InZero Systems

Dr. Michael J. Inacker
Bereichsleiter, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Metro AG

The Honorable Wolfgang Ischinger
Global Head of Government Relations, Allianz SE

Martin Jäger, Vice President, Head of Global External Affairs and Public Policy, Daimler AG

Dr. Josef Joffe
Publisher-Editor, Die Zeit

Frederick Kempe
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Atlantic Council of the United States

Dr. Klaus Kleinfeld
Chairman & CEO, Alcoa Inc.

The Honorable John C. Kornblum
Senior Counselor, Noerr Stiefenhofer Lutz

Dennis R. Kruse
Vice President of Network Services, Orange Business Services

Susan C. Livingston
Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

The Honorable Frank E. Loy
Former Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs

Dr. Wallace Mathai-Davis
Managing Partner, The GIA Group

Dr. Bernd R. Mayer
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates, Munich

Dr. Jill E. McGovern

Peter Melerski,

Dr. Steven Muller
President Emeritus, The Johns Hopkins University

Caroll H. Neubauer
Chairman and CEO, B.Braun of America and B.Braun Medical Inc., Bethlehem, PA USA

Dr. Andreas Nick

Morris W. Offit
Chairman and CEO, Offit Capital Advisors LLC

Dr. Lutz R. Raettig
Chairman, Supervisory Board, Morgan Stanley Bank AG, Frankfurt

J. Michael Schell

Carl A. Siebel
President & CEO, Carl Siebel Consulting GmbH

Lianne Stein
President, Boeing Germany

Charles Varvaro
Vice President, Global Technology Services, IBM


The Honorable James A. Baker III
Senior Partner, Baker & Botts

Ex officio:

Dr. Jackson Janes
Executive Director