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Amerika Haus e. V. NRW is financed by public and private funds. It unites convinced transatlantic leaders, among them leading personalities from politics, culture, business and education. With its program the the non-profit organization addresses the general public in North Rhine-Westphalia.


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Indiana Jazz Exchange – nicht trotz, sondern gerade wegen!

Eigentlich sollte in diesem Jahr alles anders kommen: Das Kölner „Alte Pfandhaus“ war gebucht, die Flugtickets der Musiker/innen aus der Kölner Partnerstadt Indianapolis reserviert, die Vorfreude spürbar – auch bei den Schüler/innen der Carl-von-Ossietzky-Gesamtschule in Köln Longerich, die schon gespannt waren auf den langersehnten Jazz-Workshop im Rahmen des mittlerweile traditionellen Indiana Jazz Exchange. Dann kam Corona. 

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Protests for Progress? #BlackLivesMatter

In unserer Ausgabe von „Transatlantic Voices – Stimmen aus Amerika in Zeiten von Corona“ griffen wir die aktuellen Proteste gegen Rassismus in den USA auf. In Kooperation mit dem American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) und im Rahmen des AICGS Programms "Social Divisions and Questions of Identity" diskutierten Marcela Berrientos, Dillon Cathro und Katharina Kiefel zum Thema: "Protests for Progress? #BlackLivesMatter“

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The AmerikaHaus@School project brings transatlantic topics and speakers into schools, informs students about current issues in politics and economy, and spreads interest and joy in culture. By meeting experts on an equal level, AmerikaHaus@School allows young people to confront relevant societal issues critically, and it also fosters their interest in a transatlantic exchange.


North Rhine-Westphalia is home to by far the largest number of US companies in Germany. NRW is evolving behind Berlin, but ahead of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, into the home of numerous start-up companies, especially in the field of digitalization. The successful establishment of the digital hubs in Aachen, Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne, supported by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia is proof of this


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US companies in NRW


Americans in NRW