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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
23
Thu
2017
Join the Feast: Thanksgiving Dinner with the American Club of Hamburg @ Park Hyatt Hamburg, Apples Restaurant
Nov 23 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Join the Feast: Thanksgiving Dinner with the American Club of Hamburg @ Park Hyatt Hamburg, Apples Restaurant

It is a long-standing tradition: The American Club  Thanksgiving Dinner at Park Hyatt. A true family feast with all you would expect from an unparalleled T-day experience.

We look forward to greeting you, your friends and family at the Park Hyatt Hamburg’s award-winning Apples Restaurant, reserved exclusively for The American Club. Attendees will enjoy an exquisite, savory experience, treated to all the fine traditional holiday servings, such as mouth-watering turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, apple pie, fine wines and other specialties from the chef.

Register simply by replying by email to assistant@americanclub.de stating your name(s) and kindly transferring payment of 55 € for members / 75 € for non-members / 15€ for children under 15 to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
Commerzbank AG Hamburg
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00
BIC: DRESDEFF200
 
Be sure to sign up immediately since only few seats are left for the feast!
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
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.

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!