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Images of Surveillance

The symposium Images of Surveillance: The Politics, Economics, and Aesthetics of Surveillance Societies kicks off Sensitive Data, a long-term project that aims to advance international, interdisciplinary, and theoretical discourse and artistic exploration on and around surveillance and data capitalism. The event series will continue through 2017 including a variety of public programs in New York, Munich, and Berlin. The Goethe-Institut’s partners are Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education, Münchner Kammerspiele, and Bard College, among others. More...

Focus: Refugees

    Give Mrs. Fitch My Regards!

    After World War II, many Germans received care packages from Americans. A resident of Kaufbeuren still remembers this. Touched by that show of humanity, she is opening her door to others in need by volunteering to help the refugees who are now arriving in her country.More ...

    The Refugee Crisis: A German or an American Problem?

    As Germany has taken the lead in responding to the Syrian refugee crisis, how has the United States reacted? We asked John Torpey to comment on the differing approaches of each country.More ...

    Munich: Where young refugees find a first place to call home

    For many years now, Munich has been one of the first destinations for refugees coming to Germany.  Ulrich Pointner, Director of SBW Flexible Aid, sponsored by the Catholic Youth Welfare, tells us how he is experiencing the current situation.More ...

    Welcome to Kaufbeuren

    In conversation with Jürgen Konrad, volunteer German teacher for refugees in his Bavarian hometown of Kaufbeuren/Allgäu.More ...

    Germany's Welcoming Culture

    In conversation with Victoria Rietig of the Migration Policy Institute.More ...

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    Helen und Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize

    The Translator's Prize is awarded annually to honor an outstanding literary translation from German into English published in the USA the previous year. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2016.

    2016 Gutekunst Prize for Young Translators

    The submissions period for the 6th annual Gutekunst Prize for Young Translators is now closed. The jury's decision will be announced here by mid May.