Calendar

Jul
6
Thu
2017
Speech on G20, Climate Change, Trump – in the context of Micronesia. @ Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Larry and his crew in front of the Lamotrek Sail.

Rising Sea Levels are not a myth, nor is Climate Change – despite the fact that some may claim otherwise. The people of the Pacific Islands in the Federated States of Micronesia are first hand witnesses to the devastating effects these issue bring today – and can tell from experience what it means for their society and anyone around the globe. Especially those living near the sea.

It is our great pleasure to invite you for a evening speaking event with Mr. Larry Raigetal, founder of Waa´gey in Micronesia. Larry made the long trip from Micronesia to bring us the story behind this unique sail.

The mission of Waagey and Mr. Raigetal personally is the preservation of the regional arts and crafts and traditional craftsmanship, to maintain the cultural heritage of the Micronesian Pacific Islands. But also to create awareness for this mission to becoming harder and harder due to global influences (not to say “globalization”) and climate changes. In the region, the sea levels rise 1,5cm every year – a direct, measurable threat to the life on remote coral island atolls.

Mr. Raigetal and his team have created a sail on the remote island of Lamotrek, a sail made in the traditional way, which was almost a lost skill. This sail is touring the world and has reached Hamburg, to be on display at the Museum für Völkerkunde, where Larry will be kind enough to speak to us and give us some context on this interesting matter.

The timing could not be better since G20 happens the same week with Mr. Trump in town.

The event itself is FREE OF CHARGE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for attendance (please RSVP immediately to assistant@americanclub.de).

Please note that the Museum will charge the standard entry fees (EUR 8,50). The Museum is located at Rothenbaumchaussee 64.

Please also note that you should plan to arrive in good time, due to restrictions / demonstrations / road closures in the context of G20.

Due to the short notice of this event, there is no catering planned but the Museum hosts a Restaurant for snacks and drinks. Larry will be happy to mingle and answer any questions you may have in that set up.

You can already learn more by watching this video about Larry´s undertakings.

Please click here for pictures

May
31
Thu
2018
Germany’s trade surplus – the American perspective @ Handelskammer Hamburg, Alsterzimmer
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Professor Wade Jacoby. Source: Linkedin Profile Picture.

The German trade surplus is often criticized by international trade partners, also by the United States of America. Is the imbalance only a problem for German trade partners? Or does it harm the German economy as well? What are the reasons for export surplus? We are going to discuss this with Professor Wade Jacoby, Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. He will give a speech on the controversial topic of trade surplus or “Surplus Germany” from an American perspective.

Please register by sending an email to: HamburgPA@state.gov

The event will be moderated by Eveline Metzen, General Manager of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany.
Biographic information on Professor Wade Jacoby can be found here.

This event is organized by the Consulate General of the United States of America in Hamburg, the Handelskammer Hamburg, the American Chamber of Commerce and the American Club of Hamburg.

May
11
Sat
2019
Visit The Eagle With Us! @ Kiel Harbor
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to a tour of the Eagle during its upcoming visit to Kiel on the 10th of May 2019, as part of an annual deployment with cadets from the United States Coast Guard Academy. The primary mission is training the cadets and officer candidates, but the ship also performs a public relations role for the Coast Guard and the United States including calls at foreign ports as a goodwill ambassador. The US Consulate General in Hamburg has arranged this unique tour for The American Club members and guests. The exact boarding location and details about the program will be sent to registrants closer to the event.

The ticket price is 10 EUR for Members and 15 EUR (plus fee) for Guests. There is no ticket fee for Members of the Club. Also it is not required to provide an eMail-address for the registration.

You can register and buy your tickets here.


About the Eagle: The ship was built as the German ship “Horst Wessel” in 1936; it served to train German sailors in sail techniques until decommissioned at the start of World War II. The vessel had anti-aircraft armament installed and re-commissioned in 1942, serving for Germany. At the end of the war, Horst Wessel was taken by the U.S. as part of war reparations. Its sister ship, the Gorch Fock is the German Navy’s Sail Training Ship today.

Find out more about the ship here.

Important: We will know the exact dock of the ship briefly before the event only, for security reasons.