Regions North America

Students react as they see Donald Trump win the presidency
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Contrary to all forecasts, Donald Trump was declared the winner of the US presidential elections in the early hours of November 9, 2016. This marks a turning point for the United States, for open liberal societies and democracies in general. What happened, and what happens next?

Donald Trump
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The victory of Donald Trump and the way his election campaign was conducted will have multiple effects on politics in the EU, sleepless nights are already one of them.

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The Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange is a unique opportunity for leaders in Germany and the U.S. to share promising approaches to welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into their communities.

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”.

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

Dec 13
Global Investment in Infrastructure: Who Benefits? Who Pays? Who owns?
Berlin