German Consulate General Atlanta
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The German Consulate General in Atlanta is the official representation of the German government to the southeast of the Unites States. The consular district includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
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The Bavarian Minister for European Affairs and International Relations Dr. Beate Merk visited Atlanta on April 6th and 7th, 2016, with a government delegation and representatives from Bavarian universities.
A delegation of the Committee for International Exchange Programs of the Council of Elders of the German Bundestag visited Atlanta to exchange ideas about best practices and possible improvements for the Bundestag-Congress Youth Exchange Program.
On March 29th, the Ambassador of Austria to the United States, H.E. Wolfgang A. Waldner, presented the Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver with Sash to Consul General Detlev Ruenger for services to the Republic of Austria.
Grand Decoration of Honor
In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.
Cultural relations and education policy forum
Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who has been called an architect of German unification, served as foreign minister for 18 years from 1974 to 1992. He died Friday in Bonn at the age of 89.
The German Program for Transatlantic Encounters provides funding for the promotion of contacts, primarily between young people, multipliers, and junior management; the exchange of views on topics of current and future interest; and the strengthening of cooperation in the business sector.
German Program for Transatlantic Encounters
"Guido Westerwelle stands for an open-minded, liberal Germany that is firmly anchored in the international community," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said in remembering his predecessor. "Through his efforts in the service of a peaceful and civil Germany and Europe, he proved himself to be a true patriot."
Deputy Consul General Thomas Wülfing had the great pleasure to present the prestigious PASCH Award to South Forsyth High School for its progressive approaches in teaching the German language.
South Forsyth High School
The German Deputy Consul General Thomas Wülfing presented the German-American Friendship Award to Piedmont College President James F. Mellichamp during a luncheon ceremony at the college last week.
German-American Friendship Award
The Israeli Stage Boston presented the haunting play "The Strawberry Girl", written by Savyon Liebrecht and directed by Guy Ben-Aharon, at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta last week. The play, featuring actress Nancy E. Carroll, examines the complicity of an ordinary German in the Holocaust.
The Strawberry Girl
The next traineeships start in September 2016. Applications will be accepted via the Deutsche Welle online application system from January 11 to February 29, 2016. Applications will not be accepted at any other time.
On January 19th and 20th, the German Friendly Society in Charleston celebrated its 250th anniversary with a concert at St. John's Lutheran Church and a banquet at the Carolina Yacht Club. The festivities were attended by dignitaries from politics, business and culture as well as members of the German-American community in Charleston.
The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Atlanta, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, and the Alliance Française d’Atlanta celebrated the anniversary of the of the signing of the Elysée Treaty with the podium discussion "How current global issues are shaped by international media?".
Media in Current Politics
Georgia Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods and students and faculty from Chamblee Charter High School in Chamblee, GA will represent the United States at the Forum for Cultural Relations and Education Policy "World Class! Schools. Education.Future." in Berlin from 13 to 15 April 2016.
International Education Forum in Berlin
AIS welcomes applications from dedicated and enthusiastic professionals for the position of German primary school teacher.
German Honorary Consul Michael H. Johnson recently hosted German Consul General Detlev Ruenger on his first official visit to Birmingham since assuming his post in August.
German Manufacturing in Alabama
The German Parliament decided on May 21, 2015, that former Soviet prisoners of war should receive a symbolic payment in recognition of their treatment in German detention.
Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners
Germany is mourning the loss of elder statesman Helmut Schmidt, who served as German Chancellor from 1974 to 1982. He passed away Tuesday in Hamburg at age 96.
Hemut Schmidt (1918-2015)
A student delegation from Germany participated in the 1st International Environmental Youth Summit of the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4. Members of the delegation were honored for their innovative proposals and research work, which they had submitted to the EPA headquarters in Washington.
1st International Environmental Youth Summit