IGAR was founded to foster friendship and understanding between the people of the United States and Germany. We strive to accomplish this in all walks of life: from academia to German-American clubs and organizations nationwide, through our Outreach Program to the general public, by actively participating in the democratic process, and by maintaining regular communications with our political representatives.
The promotion of good will among all nations is at the center of IGAR's activities. In the present constellation of international affairs, Americans and Germans can further this goal by knowing and understanding each other more thoroughly, expanding the common ground for fruitful cooperation.
In 1983, scholarly conferences throughout the United States commemorated the Tricentennial Year of German immigration to America. IGAR was established to continue their work.
Seminars, discussion groups, and lecture series arranged by IGAR draw on local, national and international resources of participating institutions. Visiting scholars highlight the programs.
IGAR functions as a forum for scholars and artists, for public officials, journalists, and business executives as well as all interested citizens to discuss German-American affairs in:
- Political Theory
- Economics and Business
- Language and Literature
- Arts and Sciences
The Institute serves as a source of information on these subjects. It provides material for instruction in high schools, colleges, and universities. IGAR offers an impartial platform for debate and exchange of divergent opinions, confident that friendship between the United States and Germany is fostered by candid discussion, and that sympathetic under-standing is based upon the knowledge of facts.
Lecturers for IGAR programs, not only from the United States and the German speaking countries but from all parts of the world, are selected for their expertise and ability to relate to the American public.
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