Regions North America

Trump kissing Johnson: Street Art against the Brexit decision
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Hillary Clinton should be warned by the British referendum: Similar to the Brexit movement, Trump’s campaign benefits from anti-immigrant sentiment and anger over the “political elites” and “mainstream media”.

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In the US presidential primaries, foreign policy issues have yet to play much of a role – but this may soon change.

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Syria and the fight against ISIS is the dominating foreign policy topic in the current U.S. presidential debates. The discourse on no-fly zones and efforts to topple Bashar al-Assad show that divisions run deep and beyond party lines. 

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Engulfed in an environmental scandal about lead-contaminated drinking water, the city of Flint, Michigan, has come to epitomize the decrepit state of America’s infrastructure, environmental racism, and mismanagement at the hands of public authorities.

Dossiers

On October 19th, Canada will hold its federal elections-what is at stake in these elections, and where is Canada headed? In this dossier, we shed light on some of the main policy debates and developments.

Publications

Cover: Identity and Exile

Over five million Iranians in exile – about 120,000 of which live in Germany. The contributions in this volume provide the impetus for an exemplary discussion of the productive potential of the Diaspora.

Policy Paper: Litigation (im)possible? Holding companies accountable for sexual and gender-based violence in the context of extractive industries

Sexual and gender-based violence seems to be inherent in the surroundings of extractive projects. More than often, it is on the instruction of the mother companies in the global North that security forces commit atrocities and severe human rights violations in communities affected by extractive projects.

Over the past few years there has been an evolving discourse over the intersection of immigration, integration, and culture in both Europe and the United States. In this new report, Spencer Boyer and Victoria Pardini offer several ideas the United States and Germany can learn from each other’s political and policy approaches 

Introduction

The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s North America Programmes

Our activities are focussed on three major international questions: the transatlantic dialogue on security, global environmental and climate protection, and economic globalisation and its international repercussions. The Washington office collaborates with partner organisations from the Middle East, Russia, China, India, Latin America, and Africa. Among its main activities are public debates and conferences as well as visits programmes for individuals active in the areas of politics, science, and civil society from Germany, Europe, the US, Canada, and countries of the Global South. The office represents the Heinrich Böll Foundation in relation to US institutions and international organisations.

Events

Oct 05
Religion, social activism and LGBTI rights
Berlin
Oct 17Oct 18
3rd International Conference on Men and Equal Opportunities
Esch-sur-Alzette