GERMANY, THE UNITED STATES, AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY: A ROUNDTABLE AND NETWORKING SERIES PRESENTS

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As part of the Year of German-American Friendship, the University of Miami in collaboration with Florida International University, was awarded a Deutschlandjahr grant to hold (and video record) a series of Roundtable discussions about Germany, the United States, and common challenges the two countries are facing at the start of the 21st Century. This initiative was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI). For questions about the events contact davidson@miami.edu. You can watch the Roundtables on-line by clicking the links below.

UPCOMING:

POLITICAL POLARIZATION AND THE RISE OF POPULISM IN GERMANY AND THE US
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 PM | View Flyer
University of Miami Newman Alumni Center, Toll Library
6200 San Amaro Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146

PAST:

DEVELOPING A COMPETITIVE WORKFORCE FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: CHALLENGES FOR GERMANY AND THE US
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | View Flyer

THE CHALLENGES OF IMMIGRATION AND INTEGRATION IN GERMANY AND THE US
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | View Flyer | Watch Roundtable here 

CHANGING GENDER AND SEXUALITY NORMS IN GERMANY AND THE US
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | View Flyer | Watch Roundtable here 

THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN GERMANY AND THE US
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | View Flyer | Watch Roundtable here

View details of Past Roundtable

  • MARCH 21 2019: DEVELOPING A COMPETITIVE WORKFORCE FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: CHALLENGES FOR GERMANY AND THE US

    DEVELOPING A COMPETITIVE WORKFORCE FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: CHALLENGES FOR GERMANY AND THE US
    Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 PM | View Flyer
    Florida International University, Graham Center 243

  • OCT 18 2018: CHALLENGES OF IMMIGRATION AND INTEGRATION IN GERMANY AND THE US

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    Germany, The United States, and the challenges of the 21st Century: A Roundtable and Networking Series presents

    Roundtable on The Challenges of Immigration and Integration in Germany and the US

    Join experts from the University of Miami, Florida International University, the German Consulate, and the Miami community to discuss both countries’ recent experiences with immigration and asylum seekers, public attitudes toward immigration, and the challenges of incorporating new immigrants into these societies. How have the experiences of the two countries been similar or different? What can each side learn from the other? How can immigrant integration into work and society succeed?

    Speakers include Prof. Dr. David Abraham (University of Miami School of Law), German Consul General Annette Klein, Felix Montanez (Catholic Legal Services), Dr. Claire Oueslati-Porter (UM Women's and Gender Studies Program, Department of Anthropology), Jamie Scotti Everett (Refugee Assistance Alliance, and Dr. Markus Thiel (Florida International University Department of Politics & International Relations).   

    The Roundtable will be followed by a Networking Reception featuring German music and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public; all are welcome!

    Thursday October 18th 
    7:00 – 9:00 PM
    Bruce & Robbi Toll Libaray 
    University of Miami Newman Alumni Center
    6200 San Amaro Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146

    Metered Parking Is available in the lot behind the Alumni Center off of Brescia Ave.

    View here a video of the Roundtable on Immigration

  • NOV 15 2018: CHANGING GENDER AND SEXUALITY NORMS IN GERMANY AND THE US

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    GERMANY, THE UNITED STATES, AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY: A ROUNDTABLE AND NETWORKING SERIES PRESENTS

    ROUNDTABLE ON CHANGING GENDER AND SEXUALITY NORMS IN GERMANY AND THE US

    Join experts from the University of Miami and Florida International University to discuss both countries’ recent experiences with policies regarding reproductive rights,
    work/family balance, women in politics, same-sex marriages, stopping gender based violence, and issues of interest to transgender and intersex citizens. How have the
    experiences of the two countries been similar or different? What can each side learn from the other?

    Speakers include Dr. Merike Blofield (University of Miami Women's and Gender Studies Program / Department of Political Science), Dr. Louise Davidson-Schmich (University of
    Miami Political Science) and Dr. Susanne Zwingel (Florida International University Department of Politics & International Relations). Dr. Rebecca Friedman (Florida
    International University Department of History) will moderate. The Roundtable will be followed by a Networking Reception featuring German music and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public; all are welcome!

    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15TH
    7:00 – 9:00 PM
    GRAHAM CENTER / PANTHER SUITE (GC325)
    FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

    METERED VISITOR PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN FIU’S BLUE GARAGE LOCATED AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO CAMPUS AT THE INTERSECTION OF SW 107 AVE AND SW 16TH STREET, MIAMI, FL 33199. EXIT THE GARAGE, TURN RIGHT AND WALK TO THE GRAHAM CENTER (THE BUILDING WITH THE CLOCK AND THE FLAG POLES). ENTER THE BUILDING, GO STRAIGHT THROUGH TO THE FOOD COURT, AND TAKE THE STAIRS TO THE 3RD FLOOR. TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO THE PANTHER SUITE (GC325).

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    The Year of German-American Friendship is a collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI). For questions regarding the event contact davidson@miami.edu.


  • FEB 21 2019: CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN GERMANY AND THE US

    GERMANY, THE UNITED STATES, AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY: A ROUNDTABLE AND NETWORKING SERIES PRESENTS

    Roundtable series 3 flyerROUNDTABLE ON THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN GERMANY AND THE US

    Join experts from Florida International University, the German Consulate, and Miami-Dade County to discuss the challenges both countries face as a result of climate change. How have the responses of the two countries to climate change been similar or different? What can each side learn from the other to best prepare for the environment of tomorrow?

    Speakers include Ms. Katherine Hagemann (Miami Dade County’s Resilience Program Manager), Dr. Philip Stoddard (Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University and South Miami Mayor), Dr. Markus Thiel (Florida International University Department of Politics & International Relations) and German Vice Consul Mr. Axel Zeissig.

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    The Roundtable will be followed by a Networking Reception featuring German music and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public; all are welcome!

    THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21ST
    7:00 – 9:00 PM
    ACTIVITIES ROOM NORTH
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SHALALA CENTER
    1330 MILLER DRIVE | CORAL GABLES, FL 33146

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    The Year of German-American Friendship is a collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI). For questions regarding the event contact davidson@miami.edu.