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Elsa Knight Thompson photo courtesy Lincoln Bergman for the Elsa Knight Thompson Estate

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Elsa Knight Thompson photo courtesy Lincoln Bergman for the Elsa Knight Thompson Estate

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 7 – 8:30 pm

Ten Seconds from Now: The American Radio Pioneer Elsa Knight Thompson - Feature by Martina Groß

This audio evening at the WPFW Studios will feature a new project about Elsa Knight Thompson, the Pacifica radio pioneer who worked for many years at KPFA-Berkeley in the 1950s and 1960s and was among the founders of the Pacifica Radio Network. More...

Until Friday, 29 April 2016

Berlin and Back Again: American University's Berlin Studio Program

This exhibition brings together past participants of the MFA Studio Berlin program, part of the Master of Fine Arts degree at American University. More...

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12:30 – 2 pm

How's It Going, Germany? "Germany’s Brand"

Germany has been enjoying a golden age in terms of its image in the US. Jake Jones (Daimler) and Thomas Zielke (RGIT) will discuss what the German brand stands for today and how resilient it is. More...

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    Mein Ort in Deutschland   deutsch

    We invite everyone to introduce their special place in Germany.

    Future Perfect   deutschenglish

    The Goethe-Institut and the foundation Futurzwei collect stories for tomorrow – lived today, everywhere.

    Transatlantic Outreach Program   deutschenglish

    Resources on Modern Germany for K-12 Social Studies Educators in the US and Canada.
    Photo: Valentin Fanel Badiu

    Learn German in Summer Camp!   deutschenglish

    New! This summer, the Goethe-Institut introduces a German Summer Youth Camp in Puerto Rico: Expert teachers lead cutting-edge multimedia classes, and students get to explore nature and the island.


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