The Merkel Regime – Germany After the Election

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger is the Foreign Editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany’s leading daily newspaper. Frankenberger will join CCFR a month after the 2017 German federal election. Will Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats come out victorious allowing Germany to fend off the rise of […]


Happy Dog Takes on the World: Will Populism Prevail?

With the surprising results of the Brexit Referendum and the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, all eyes turn to the French and German elections to gauge the influence of populism and voter discontent in global democracies. France, an architect of the European Union (EU) that has always prided itself […]


Strengthening Trans-Atlantic Economic Ties through Trade

According to a 2015 article by, manufacturers in Ohio shipped more than $1.7 billion in goods to Germany in 2014, allowing Germany to become Ohio’s fifth largest trading partner. Northeast Ohio’s top export commodities to Germany are aviation and spacecraft parts, fortifying an aerospace trade relationship that dates back centuries.  For instance, Akron and […]


American Council on Germany Cleveland Eric M. Warburg Chapter and Case Western Reserve University Present “The Future of Europe and Germany’s Role in It”

The Cleveland Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany and the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University host a roundtable discussion and luncheon with Dr. Gesine Schwan. Dr. Schwan is the President and Co-Founder of the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform and former German presidential candidate. In addition, […]


Happy Dog Takes on the World: “Person of the Year” or Her Big Mistake?

Time Magazine lauded Angela Merkel, the Federal Chancellor of Germany, by naming her “Person of the Year.” In Germany, however, she provoked mixed feelings and some serious opposition within her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Can she regain control? Join us, the City Club of Cleveland, International Partners in Mission, the Northeast Ohio Consortium for […]


The European Union and the United States in 2015 – A German Perspective on Political and Economic Challenges

As the European Union’s largest creditor country, Germany has gained a significant role within the EU, both politically and economically. Consul General Herbert Quelle will be discussing Germany’s leadership role in the European Union, and EU’s relations with the U.S. Herbert Quelle is currently Germany’s Consul General in Chicago in charge of the Midwest region. […]

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