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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

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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!

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.

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!