We are looking forward to seeing you at the following events and conferences:

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Spaces of Dignity - Spaces of Plurality: Cultural and Religious Dynamics in Contemporary Societies

December 10, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm | Consulate General of Germany | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, the University Alliance Ruhr, and Columbia University will host a panel discussion on "Spaces of Dignity - Spaces of Plurality Cultural and Religious Dynamics in Contemporary Societies."

Cultural and religious plurality poses new challenges for dignity as a central value of modern societies. How can we create conditions that guarantee diginfied lives for all participants in pluralistic societies? Which role could and should civil, public, and religious actors and organizations play, including urban designers, ethicists, religious studies scholars and theologians? This event will offer transatlantic perspectives on religious community formation in and interaction with urban space and built environments. Speakers will address immigration and community building as well as spatial politics and its impact on the well-being of religious and non-religious communities.

Speakers: Henry Goldschmidt, Director of Programs, Interfaith Center of New York; Lisa Grant, Professor, Jewish Education, Hebrew Union College; Miriam Groß, Pastor, St. Paul’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church, New York; Martin Radermacher, Professor, Religious Studies, Center for Religious Studies (CERES), Ruhr University Bochum.

Moderator: Courtney Bender, Professor, Department of Religion, Columbia University

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Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education

November 7-8, 2019 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm | Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza | 35 W 5th Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Founded by the International Engineering Program (IEP) at the University of Rhode Island, the purpose of the Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education is to provide a forum to discuss and share issues and ideas related to the field. The Colloquium provides engineering and language educators, international program administrators, deans, provosts, presidents, corporate leaders, public sector representatives and students common ground to talk about educating engineers for today’s global workplace.

Listen to our session on Fostering Entrepreneurship for Engineering Students in the U.S. and Germany November 7, from 2:10 pm to 2:30pm. More.

Digital Career Booster German(y)

November 1, 2019 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn about universities, scholarships, internships, exchange programs, work and research opportunities in Germany. And how German(y) can boost your career.
Log in from anywhere in the U.S. or in the world and access the numerous presentations and panels offered by the Goethe-Institut and its partners. Listen to our presentation on Engineering Programs in Germany from 1:40 pm - 2:10 pm. More.

Did you miss the first edition of our digital career booster Germany event this past November? No sweat. Access insightful presentations about your career with German in the US and Germany here.


In the Shadows of Reunification: The Treuhand and Its Legacy

October 24, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Consulate General of Germany | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10071

The Consulate General of Germany will host a discussion and reception with Dr. Marcus Böick, Professor of Contemporary History at Ruhr University Bochum, on "In the Shadows of Reunification: The Treuhand and the Legacy of Privatization in the Former GDR."

Dr. Marcus Böick teaches contemporary history at Ruhr University Bochum, where he studied history, political science, and social psychology. His main interests are German and European contemporary and economic history – with a particular focus on structural change. His recent books include Die Treuhand. Idee – Praxis – Erfahrung 1990-1994 (2018), Wahrnehmung und Bewertung der Arbeit der Treuhandanstalt (2017), and Marketization/Vermarktlichung (2015). His new research project focuses on the emergence of the private security industry in Germany and the United States.