The Political Science Department to host ‘Think Transatlantic’ Week

October 09, 2012

Northeastern University is one of 30 Universities and Colleges nationwide that received a grant to launch an interdisciplinary campaign on “Think Transatlantic:  The United States and Germany in the 21st Century”.  In cooperation with the Germany Embassy in Washington D.C., Professor Natalie Bormann and Ph.D. candidate Hans Eijmberts, both in Political Science, are organizing the Northeastern University campus activities.

Initiated by the German Information Center USA, the center for public diplomacy at the German Embassy, the Think Transatlantic campaign aims to stimulate discussion about the historic importance and stability of the German-American partnership and its relevance for the future, as well as the importance of transatlantic partnership, strategic alliance, and mutual values between Germany, Europe, and the United States The campaign is designed to promote dialogue and to exchange ideas of how to build upon past transatlantic successes with new initiatives.

The Northeastern Think Transatlantic Campus Week will explore this partnership in a variety of ways; campus-wide Essay Contests with prizes for winners and a Think Transatlantic Conference in November are some of the activities that will take place.  Some of the events will be hosted off-campus by the German Goethe Institute in Boston, and speakers include the German Consul General.

Participants can expect a range of prizes, including $75 gift vouchers of choice.  Contest winners will be invited to attend a Washington, D.C. ‘Think Transatlantic’ Conference in early 2013, with travel and accommodation expenses covered by the German Embassy and be entered into the national essay competition. The winner of the national contest will be awarded a trip to Berlin.

Other activities include a Concept Paper Competition within the Model NATO class, and an invitation to a German-US networking event.   More details will be announced throughout the semester, and as they become available.

For more information please see the Event website.

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