Engage America  Series

The WACA National Office partners with think tanks, foundations, NGOs, corporations, and occasionally government agencies to arrange timely "national conversations" at several World Affairs Councils across the country on critical international topics.

Deutschlandjahr USA/Wunderbar Together (Goethe-Institut)

Presented by Goethe-Institut

Engage America Series is a project within the Year of German-American Friendship 2018/2019. Also known as Deutschlandjahr USA, this comprehensive and collaborative initiative is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

See program highlights below.

Click here to read State Secretary Andreas Michaelis' full remarks at WACA's 2018 National Conference in the panel titled "Will We Succeed in Shaping a Stronger Transatlantic Relationship?

State Secretary Michaelis at the WACA 2018 National Conference              Christoph Mucher of the Goeth-Institut speaking to kick off the 2018/2019 Year of German-American Friendship Project
Left: State Sec. Michaelis speaking about "Will We Succeed in Shaping a Stronger Transatlantic Relationship?" at WACA's 2018 National Conference.
Center: The Honorable James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State and recipient of WACA's Inaugural International Service Award, discussing "30 Years On: The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Global Order" with Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent at the New York Times, at WACA's 2019 National Conference.
Right: Christoph Mücher of the Goethe-Institut speaking to kick off the 2018/2019 Year of German-American Friendship Project at WACA's 2018 National Conference.


 World Affairs Council of Greater Houston




World Affairs Council of St. Louis


World Affairs Council of Greater Reading
Watch German Consul David Gill's remarks here


 Peoria Area World Affairs Council


Columbia World Affairs Council


World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
Watch the full event with German Consul David Gill here
Read Gill's Op-Ed in PennLive on the state of the transatlantic partnership here


World Affairs Council of Atlanta


Vermont Council on World Affairs
Watch the discussion with Dr. Claudia Kemfer here
Read NBC5's coverage of the event here


World Affairs Council of Charlotte
Watch Ambassador Kornbluh's remarks here


World Affairs Council of Western Michigan




International Center of the Capital Region (Albany)


LA World Affairs Council & Town Hall, World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, and World Affairs Council of Hilton Head
Watch WAC Jacksonville student simulation following Julianne Schauble's remarks


International Relations Council (Kansas City)


World Affairs Council of Austin
Watch a clip from Dr. Stefan Schluter's visit with WAC Austin Global Scholars at Del Valle High School


Indiana Council on World Affairs


World Affairs Council of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky


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