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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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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.

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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!