Additional Events


German American Conference 2021

Student-led conference | Virtual

Thursday, October 21-24 | Virtual

For over ten years, the German American Conference has been one of the largest student-led conferences in North America and has provided a platform for Transatlantic dialogue and connection between decision-makers and next-generation leaders. Each year our organizing committee, which consists of students and researchers from the Boston Area, hosts a conference to engage our audience with the most pressing issues facing both sides of the Atlantic.

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Partnerships & Innovation for Smart Cities

German-American Business Council Boston | Virtual 

Tuesday, October 26 | 8:45a.m.

Keynote speaker and panelist Barbara Humpton, President & CEO of Siemens USA. Join GABC’s interactive live panel discussions via LiveStream to hear from industry, academic and municipal leaders in Germany and the U.S. as they discuss pathways and their visions for Smart Cities as part of GABC’s German American Economic Forum. Ask questions and join fellow participants for a virtual coffee break over Zoom to meet & mingle!

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Authors in Conversation: Rachael Cerrotti and Julie Lindahl

Goethe Institut Boston | 170 Beacon Street in Boston | Virtual

Monday, October 25 | 12:00p.m.

Two storytellers turn to their own family’s history to explore how their grandparents survived the Nazi Regime.  Rachael Cerrotti is the author of  We Share The Same Sky (2021). For over a decade, she has been retracing her grandmother’s Holocaust survival story and documenting the echoes of WWII.
Julie Lindahl is a multi-national author, activist and educator living in Sweden. Her 2018 memoir, The Pendulum; A Granddaughter’s Search for Her Family’s Forbidden Nazi Past (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) reveals her 6-year journey through Europe and Latin America to discover the role her grandparents played in the Third Reich.

In cooperation with the Center for German and European Studies, Brandeis University.

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Fall Admission Events

German International School Boston | Virtual and in-person Events 

Events run from October 7 to December 13, 2021 

The German International School Boston is hosting a range of virtual and in-person admissions events this Fall  to learn more about the school and applying for the 2022-2023 school year. They offer an opportunity to learn about the program and campuses, meet teachers and the admissions team, and ask any questions you might have.

  • Lower Campus Virtual Open Houses: Oct 7 and Dec 13
  • Upper Campus Virtual Open House: Nov 6
  • Lower Campus In Person Open House: Nov 13

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Democracy Without a Majority?

Center for European Studies Harvard | Virtual Event

Friday, October 29  | 1:30pm to 3:00pm

This seminar will focus on Michael Koß’s new book, Demokratie Ohne Mehrheit?(“Democracy Without a Majority?”) which received widespread media attention in Germany because of its provocative argument that the era of mass parties – the bulwarks of postwar democracy – may be over. How can democracy survive if its primary carriers are disintegrating? Koß makes the case that the end of the Cold War has precariously returned central European politics to the fractious roots that existed before WWII. The discussion has special relevance as negotiations are underway in the Federal Republic of Germany to create a three-party government coalition – a historic first.

  • Michael Koß – Professor for the Political System of Germany and the EU, Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Thomas Zittel – Professor for Comparative Politics, Goethe University; External Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim; Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies, NYU

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