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Apr
6
Thu
2017
Dinner Speech: The Trump Presidency – Risks and Opportunities from a German Perspective @ Park Hyatt Hotel, Hamburg
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
President Donald Trump. (Source: Wikipedia)

 

We are pleased to invite you to an American Club dinner speech on The Trump Presidency: Risks and Opportunities from a German Perspective.

It seems we are moving into uncharted political territory, full of uncertainty and foreboding. One cannot help but wonder how 2017 will play out, and how President Trump will react to these challenges. In the face of these risks, might there be a bright side? And, what does this all mean to Germany? 

Here to address these questions is Prof. Dr. Joachim Krause, Director of the Institute for Security Policy at the University of Kiel. Until recently, he was Professor for Political Science at the University of Kiel. He has taught at Johns-Hopkins-University (Bologna Campus), and he is editor in chief of “SIRIUS-Zeitschrift für strategische Analysen“. He was member of the Executive Board of the Aspen Institute Germany and is chairman of the Scientific Board of the German Council on Foreign affairs. His recent publications include: Yearbook on Terrorism 2015/16 (2017); Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security (2016)Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change. Adjusting Western regional policy (2014); The EU, the UN and Collective Security (2013); Iran’s Nuclear Programme – Strategic Implications (2013).

Dr. Krause (Source: Christian Albrechts University, Kiel)

The speech by Prof. Krause will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register* simply by sending an eMail with your name(s) to assistant@americanclub.de, and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg

BIC: DRESDEFF200

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Sep
12
Tue
2017
US Consul General Richard Yoneoka: Post G20-Reflections on the Transatlantic Relationship @ Park Hyatt Hamburg
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
US Consul General Yoneoka

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club dinner speech on Post G20-Reflections on the Transatlantic Relationship at the Park Hyatt Hamburg on Tuesday, September 12. Reception doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Consul General Richard (Rick) Yoneoka, our guest speaker, is the United States of America’s representative to the German states of Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The G20 summit last July put Hamburg in the spotlight of the world’s media; however, the focus of which mostly surrounded the events in the Schanzenviertel. But, what actually were the key results of the summit, and what is the current state of the relationship between Germany and the United States? After a year in Hamburg, Consul General Rick Yoneoka will give us some insights in his presentation.

The Consul General has been a career Foreign Services Officer since 1999. He has served as Charge d’Affaires in The Gambia, as the American “Petroleum Attaché” in Venezuela, and in Berlin as Ambassador Dan Coats’ Staff Assistant. Rick has a Masters Degree from the National Defense University – Eisenhower School, a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and German from Tufts University.  He also graduated from the Department of State’s Advanced Economics Seminar. The Consul General is Honorary President of The American Club e.V.

Some information about Rick Yoneoka can be read in this article of the Hamburger Abendblatt. He told them it was his dream come true to come to Hamburg as Consul General.

The speech will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register* simply by replying to this email with your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:

 

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg

BIC: DRESDEFF200

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Nov
1
Wed
2017
What´s behind the hype? Dinner-Talk with SnapChat´s Marianne Bullwinkel @ Park Hyatt Hamburg
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club dinner speech with the Country Manager of Snap. Founded in 2011 by a 21-year-old Evan Spiegel, widely hailed as a product visionary in Silicon Valley, the company has enjoyed one of the steepest success trajectories of any company globally. While in its infancy, the firm fended off offers of $3 billion from Facebook, and last year $30 billion from Google. It’s premiere product, Snapchat, has become the preferred social media app for adolescents, and the company recently unveiled it’s own Smartglasses. Almost half of the US teens have a Snapchat account – and it is probably not much less here.

Marianne Bullwinkel, Snapchat Germany. Source: Horizont.net

Marianne Bullwinkel, our guest speaker, is the Country Manager of Snap for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She will speak about this exciting company, its technology and what the future holds. Her speech will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine.

PLEASE NOT THAT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.

Simply register by sending an eMail to assistant@americanclub.de. mentioning your name (s) – and by transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg

BIC: DRESDEFF200

Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting event!

Mar
29
Thu
2018
Dinner Speech: Role of the United States and Russia in Syria by Richard Herzinger @ Park Hyatt Hamburg
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Dr. Richard Herzinger

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club dinner speech with Dr. Richard Herzinger at the Park Hyatt Hamburg.

Dr. Herzinger is currently the Political Editor for Welt am Sonntag and his column also appear in Die Welt. In 2003-2004, he was Editor and Journalist for Die Zeit and afterwards the Germany correspondent for the weekly magazine from Zurich, Weltwoche. He also writes for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Tagesspiegel, the Merkur, the Jüdische Allgemeine und the Jungle World.

You can find out more about the speaker here.

Richard Herzinger is well-known and is considered a household name in Germany. He will speak about the Role of the United States and Russia in Syria. His speech will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register* simply by sending an eMail to assistant@americanclub.de with your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg

BIC: DRESDEFF200

*Cancellations and registrations will be accepted until two days prior to the event, and no-shows will be invoiced.

Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting event!

Apr
25
Wed
2018
Hamburg-America-Line(s): Fruitful Contacts between Hamburg and the USA since 1776 @ US Consulate Hamburg
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Prof. Dr. Claudia Schnurmann (Source: University Hamburg)

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club dinner speech with Prof. Dr. Claudia Schnurmann.

Prof. Schnurmann was recipient of the OAH Prize for the world’s best non-English speaking study of North American history by the Organization of American Historians in 2001. She completed her studies at the University of Cologne and the Georgia Augusta Göttingen and has published on many topics related to America and Hamburg, including on migration history from the 15th to 21st centuries. Currently in print is A Sea of Love: The Atlantic Correspondence of Francis and Mathilde Lieber, 1839-1845.

Since 2003, Prof. Schnurmann has been Chair of North American, Atlantic and Caribbean Modern History at the University of Hamburg. The Professor will speak about Hamburg-America-line(s): Fruitful Contacts between Hamburg and the USA since 1776. You can find out some more history here.

Her speech will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine.

Register simply by sending an email to assistant@americanclub.de with your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:
The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00
Commerzbank AG Hamburg
BIC: DRESDEFF200

*Cancellations and registrations will be accepted until two days prior to the event, and no-shows will be invoiced.

May
17
Thu
2018
See how the AirBoss gets built: A visit at Airbus in Finkenwerder @ HADAG Ferry 68 at Teufelsbrück
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Airbus A380. Source: Business Insider.

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club Visit to Airbus in Hamburg-Finkenwerder on Thursday, May 17 at 2 p.m.
A titan of the aerospace industry, Airbus recently delivered its 10,000th aircraft, racking up over 110 million flights, carrying 12 billion passengers. The corporation had revenues of € 66 billion last year, with Hamburg as a major final assembly production site. Airbus Operations GmbH is the largest company in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region’s with 12,700 employees (2015 figures).

Program
2:00 p.m.  — We will board the HADAG Ferry 68 at Teufelsbrück (if you plan to arrive by car from the south side of the Elbe please contact us for further instructions). Look for the American flag holder.
2:15 p.m. — Upon arriving at the ferry gate Elbtor in Finkenwerde, we will head to building 25 to be welcomed and given a short presentation by Gunnar Groß, General Secretary of Airbus Operations GmbH.
3:00 p.m. — Facility Tour of Airbus, including:

  • Hangar 8: Section equipping A320-Family
  • Hangar 9: Final assembly line A320-Family
  • Hangar 260: A380 section assembly & equipping
  • Hangar 242: Cabin Equipment Installation A380

5:00 p.m — Departure/End of program

Register* simply by sending us an email to assistant@americanclub.de by May 14 with your name(s), birthday, and kindly transferring payment of € 10 per member or € 25 per guest to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00
Commerzbank AG Hamburg
BIC: DRESDEFF200

*Cancellations and registrations will be accepted until the 14th of May, and no-shows will be invoiced.

Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting behind-the-scenes event!

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Trump and the Midterms: Dinner Speech with Dr. Christoph von Marschall (Der Tagesspiegel) @ Park Hyatt Hamburg
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Dr. Christoph von Marschall (Source: Der Tagesspiegel)

The US Midterm elections are less than two months away, and are surely to be the most closely watched of its kind in living history. Democrats are hoping for a “blue wave,” while Republicans are looking to hold on to the majorities they enjoy in the Senate and House of Representatives. What are the implications of either outcome, and how are the major races polling?  Will President Trump and his party’s majority be vindicated for their first two years of policies, or is there change in the air?

Dr. Christoph von Marschall will address these question and others with his speech titled Trump and the Midterms. Since 1991, our speaker has been reporting for Der Tagesspiegel, currently as Diplomatic Correspondent, and served many years as the lone German newspaper correspondent in the White House Press Corps. He is the author of several books, including: Barack Obama. Der schwarze Kennedy, Michelle Obama. Ein amerikanischer Traum, and most recently Wir verstehen die Welt nicht mehr: Deutschlands Entfremdung von seinen Freunden. He also writes for Cicero and The Atlantic Times.

You find out more about Mr. von Marschall here.

His speech in English will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register please by using the registration link to Eventbrite.

Note to MEMBERS: You can also follow the invitation email you have received and register by email and bank-transfer. Members can avoid the Eventbrite-Fees that way.

Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting event!

Nov
1
Thu
2018
The US Midterm Elections: Implications for Trump and Merkel @ Park Hyatt Hamburg
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Robin Alexander. Quelle: Die Welt.

The US Midterm elections are rapidly approaching, and people all around the globe are following the daily developments in Washington, including the suspenseful Supreme Court Nomination process. Democrats are hoping to break the Republicans’ monopoly on power, while Republicans are going all out to maintain the majorities they enjoy in both chambers of Congress. Meanwhile, in Germany, the ruling coalition is showing signs of cracks. Will the US elections influence the stability of the seemingly fragile grand coalition? How will they affect the Germany Landtagswahlen, and what will be the longer term impact on the German-American relationship?

Robin Alexander will address these topics five days before Americans head to the polls in a speech titled The US Midterm Elections: Implications for Trump and Merkel.

Mr. Alexander was the founding editor of Vanity Fair in Germany, and in 2008 became a journalist for Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag. He appears regularly on TV talk shows hosted by Anne Will, Sandra Maischberger and Maybrit Illner, due to his high level of expertise on national politics and topics relating to Chancellor Merkel. His book “Die Getriebenen — Merkel und die Flüchtlingspolitik: Report aus dem Innern der Macht” reached the top of the Spiegel bestseller list last year.

You can find a “taste sample” here – “Die Entfremdung von Europa begann schon vor Trump” von Robin Alexander.

The speech will be in English and accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register simply by sending us an email with your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg

BIC: DRESDEFF200

NEW SERVICE: You may as well register through the ticket link using Eventbrite – then you do not need to transfer the payment or register by mail, which may make it a little easier for you. Bear in mind that Eventbrite charges ticket fees though. 

Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting event!

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Dinner Speech With Tagesthemen’s Ingo Zamperoni At The US Consulate @ US Consulate General, Hamburg
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club speech with Ingo Zamperoni at the U.S. Consulate General, affectionately known as the Little White House on the Alster, with its gracious host, U.S. Consul General Richard T. Yoneoka.

The reception doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will wrap up around 9:30 p.m. The title of the speech is “The Trump Administration, Halftime Report” A flying buffet with fine wine and selected drinks will be served.

Ingo began his career as a producer in the ARD studio in Washington, after competing law, history and American studies in Constance, Berlin and Boston. In 2014 he became the ARD correspondent in Washington, where he met and married his American wife, Jennifer. They moved to Hamburg in 2016, where he anchors the nightly Tagesthemen program. He has written a pair of books on American political themes during the last two years, titled FREMDES LAND AMERIKA and ANDERLAND, which he will gladly sign if you’d like to bring along a copy.

A photo ID is required for entrance, and mobile phones must be switched off.
Space is limited, so please book your place early for a night not to be missed!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

May
21
Tue
2019
The wonderful world of Tea with Jochen Spethmann, CEO Meßmer Tea @ Meßmer MOMENTUM
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to a special eveming with Mr. Jochen Spethmann, the CEO of Meßmer Tea.

Mr. Spethmann has led the success of the 4th generation family business with its top-selling tea brands, such as Meßmer and MILFORD. He began his career in London, spent 4 yeas in the USA, before returning to Germany to join the family holding company. They employ over a thousand people in Europe, and gross nearly a half-billion Euro. Jochen is a member of The American Club, and has generously offered his time and support in sharing his story about theWonderful World of Tea with our Club members and guests, accompanied with some fine wine and finger food.

Tickets are 20 EUR for Members of the Club and 30 EUR plus Fees for Guests (we cover the Eventbrite-Fees for our Members). You can register and buy your tickets here.

You can read something about the true tea lover here: https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/article210369265/Kaffee-habe-ich-seit-15-Jahren-nicht-getrunken.html

Here comes the event agenda, for those of you who want to know it all:

18.30 Uhr Eintreffen, Welcome Drink – alkoholfreier kleiner Teecocktail Kalahari ( Rooibos-Bassis) 19.00 Uhr Begrüßungs-Worte von Ihnen und Herrn Jochen Spethmann

19.10 Uhr Platznehmen an 6er Tisch, „Kleiner Abend-Snacks“.

19.30-
19.50 Uhr „Keynote Speech“ – Jochen Spethmann

19.50 – 20 Uhr Frage – Antwort – Runde

20-21 Uhr Get together – Ausklang

ab 21 Uhr Verabschiedung der Gäste mit kleinem Goodie Bag vom Meßmer MOMENTUM