2021 Podcast

The German American Conference Podcast was launched last year in honor of the 14th German American Conference!

In preparation for the event, our host, Anne McElvoy (Senior editor at the Economist, and author of The Saddled Cow, East Germany's Life and Legacy) hosted a series of interviews on a variety of topics inspired by our speakers.

Transgender Athletes – How do we find a fair and inclusive solution for international competitions?

Schuyler Bailar

American swimmer, and the first openly transgender NCAA Division I swimmer

Powerful Minds – The challenges of mental health in a post-pandemic world

Rick Wolthusen

Psychiatry resident at Duke University and founder of "On The Move e.V."

Global Climate Change – Who is responsible for protecting our earth?

In this episode, we talk with the award-winning Andres Veiel about the global climate crisis in relation to his movie Ecocide. Tune in for an interesting discussion on “who is responsible or saving earth?” and climate change across the world.

Watch the trailer for Ecocide [on german]

Andres Veiel

Award-winning German film and theatre director and writer 

Transatlantic Relations in Action: US-German Cooperation in Afghanistan

In our first episode, Dr. Claudia Major and Dr. Magdalena Kirchner explain how the Unites States and Germany worked together during their missions in Afghanistan. To discuss this topic, they outline why Germany joined the US. in this mission, what the collaboration in Afghanistan looks like, and how to stabilize the nation now. 

Dr. Claudia Major

Senior Associate at the International Security Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin (SWP)

Dr. Magdalena Kirchner

Country Director for Afghanistan at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and a strong advocate for transatlantic relations​

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