The Berlin office was GMF’s first European office. Its mission is to serve as a key forum in Germany’s capital for the promotion of transatlantic cooperation. Its activities include hosting events and speakers; hosting in-house Transatlantic Fellows who conduct research, write, and speak on important transatlantic issues; convening conferences and seminars; and coordinating signature GMF programs like the Marshall Memorial Fellowship.
GMF Berlin also serves as the base for GMF’s Immigration & Integration Program. At a time when the transatlantic agenda is broadening and the U.S. seeks to partner with a strong Europe on global issues, GMF’s Berlin office connects policymakers, media, and the think tank and business communities into the transatlantic and European networks and policy debates. The issues it works on range from immigration and integration, homeland security, foreign and security policy, EU integration and enlargement, economic policy, energy security, the Balkans, the Black Sea region, China, and Russia.
GMF’s original Germany office was located in Bonn from 1972 until 1989. After the Berlin Wall fell, GMF became the first American organization to move its office into the former East Berlin. Since its inception, GMF has given individual travel and research grants to more than 2000 Germans. The Berlin office works closely with GMF headquarters in Washington, DC, as well as GMF’s other European offices.
October 17, 2013