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50 Years of GAPP

The German American Partnership Program is turning 50 this year! There is a lot to celebrate, including 50 years of bilateral exchanges, life-changing experiences, and lifelong friendships. Delve into the rich history of GAPP, learn more about some of the 400,000 alumni, and stay up to date on upcoming anniversary events.

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German Film Office

The German Film Office is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films. Based in New York, we collaborate with local partners to bring the best of contemporary and repertory films from Germany to US audiences.

Hannah Arendt - Thinking is Dangerous

Thinking is Dangerous

The dossier about Hannah Arendt’s conception of thinking explores this aspect of her work and life through art, dialogue, performance, play, music, and silence.