German American Conference at Harvard 2021
The German American Conference is back in 2021! This year, the conference will focus on “The Future of Problem Solving,” serving as a launchpad for addressing post-Covid realities, bringing together leading U.S. and German thinkers, policymakers, representatives of businesses, civil society and NGOs.
Building on the success of the 2020 online event series, we are reinventing the conference in a virtual space. Participants will use an avatar to walk around Harvard Yard, network in the lounge, or attend talks in the auditorium. You’ll engage in lively discussions and exchange diverse perspectives on the most pressing topics of our time.
We understand the conference as a launchpad because it is only the beginning of a conversation: successful cooperation emerges from bringing current and future leaders from both sides of the Atlantic together to build lasting connections. This is the community the GAC has built over the last 12 years. With this year’s edition, we seek to inform and inspire a new generation of students and practitioners, and will continue to grow our distributed community.