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 the 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.

Honorary Co-Chairs

H.E. Dr. Peter Ammon
Ambassador, Federal Republic of Germany to the United States

Dr. Ronald J. Daniels
President, Johns Hopkins University

John B. Emerson
United States Ambassador to Germany

Board Members


Jacques Brand
CEO of North America and Member Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank

Vice-Chair & Secretary:

David W. Detjen, Esq.
Partner, Alston & Bird LLP


Dirk Egbers
Partner, Ernst & Young

Vice-Chair, Europe:

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger
Honorary Chairman, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Prof. Dr. Ernestine Schlant Bradley
Professor, The New School University

Edward T. Cloonan
Chairman, Advisory Board, Managing Director,
New York Liberty Square Group

John F. Curtis
President, Seven Seas Water Corporation

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
Principal & Managing Board Member of Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) and Co-Founder & Managing Director of ImanineNations Group

Mr. Matthew W. Ganz
President, Boeing Company & Northern Europe, The Boeing Company

Dr. Gerhard Gnaedig

Guenther E. Greiner
President, International Corporate Consultancy LLC

Michael E. Hansen
CEO, Cengage Learning

Susan S. Harnett
Chief Operating Officer, QBE Insurance Group

Ralph Heuwing
CFO, Dürr AG

Louis R. Hughes
CEO, InZero Systems

Dr. Michael J. Inacker
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Handelsblatt

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

Dr. Josef Joffe
Publisher-Editor, Die Zeit

Dr. Klaus Kleinfeld
Chairman & CEO, Alcoa Inc.

The Honorable John C. Kornblum

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

Fred H. Langhammer
Chairman, Global Affairs, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., AICGS Chairman Emeritus

Dr. Stephan Leithner
Member, Management Board and Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank

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

The Honorable Frank E. Loy
Former U.S. 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
President, M&M Enterprises

Peter Melerski

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

Dr. Andreas Nick
Professor, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Morris W. Offit
Chairman, Offit Capital Advisors LLC

Dr. Lutz R. Raettig
Chairman, Supervisory Board, and Interim Country Head for Germany and Austria, Morgan Stanley Bank AG, Frankfurt

Fred W. Reinke, Esq.
Partner, Mayber Brown LLP

Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle
CEO, Linde AG

J. Michael Schell
Executive Vice President, Alcoa Inc. (retired)

Dr. Eugene A. Sekulow
Consultant, AICGS Chairman Emeritus

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

Charles Varvaro
Vice President, Global Technology Services, IBM


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

Ex officio:

Dr. Jackson Janes