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One of GCRI’s goals is to provide a forum for international experts to network, exchange ideas, present their research, and collaborate. GCRI hosts a broad range of events from workshops, lectures, and panel discussions to science dinners and exhibitions, bringing together great minds and outstanding talent in the spirit of promoting transatlantic collaboration.  

  • Healthcare Delivery to Developing Countries Using Mobile Technology

    October 22nd 2014

    German House New York

    Healthcare Delivery to Developing Countries Using Mobile Technology

    Human rights advocates and healthcare professionals discussed new approaches to global health.

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    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Globalizing Research: How Strategic are U.S. and German Universities' Internationalization

    October 15th 2014

    German House New York

    Globalizing Research: How Strategic are U.S. and German Universities' Internationalization "Strategies"?

    Leaders in higher education discussed the efficacy of university internationalization strategies.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • GCRI at the 14th GAIN Annual Meeting

    September 5th 2014

    Boston, MA

    GCRI at the 14th GAIN Annual Meeting

    The 2014 Annual GAIN Meeting on career opportunities and recent developments in higher education took place in Boston, MA.

    © GAIN/Mark Wilson

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  • Education vs. Training: A Contradiction or Productive Synergy?

    September 3rd 2014

    German House New York

    Education vs. Training: A Contradiction or Productive Synergy?

    Experts discussed the rapidly changing relationship between a traditional university education and the university degree as preparation for a career.

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    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Climbing Ladders, Building Bridges: Mathematical Philosophy at Work

    September 2nd 2014

    German House New York

    Climbing Ladders, Building Bridges: Mathematical Philosophy at Work

    Experts discussed mathematics, science, philosophy, and the relationship between them.

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    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Investigating Telomeres: Using High-Performance Microscopy for Understanding Cancer

    August 14th 2014

    German House New York

    Investigating Telomeres: Using High-Performance Microscopy for Understanding Cancer

    GCRI and Zeiss, Inc. hosted a discussion on telomeres, the region of DNA at the end of each of our chromosomes.

    © Karin Kohlberg

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  • GCRI at DAAD Young Ambassadors Seminar - Info Session on German Higher Education and Research Organizations in New York

    August 14th 2014

    New York, NY

    GCRI at DAAD Young Ambassadors Seminar - Info Session on German Higher Education and Research Organizations in New York

    The DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is a two-semester volunteer opportunity for undergraduate students to promote study and research abroad in Germany.

    © Chan Vinh Dang

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  • The Road Ahead for Cyber Security - Challenges and Opportunities

    July 24th 2014

    German House New York

    The Road Ahead for Cyber Security - Challenges and Opportunities

    Johannes Buchmann spoke at the German Center for Research and Innovation on how to enable better cyber security in the future.

    © GCRI

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  • Accelerating German Entrepreneurship in the United States

    July 15th 2014

    German House New York

    Accelerating German Entrepreneurship in the United States

    At this event, experts from the venture capital and entrepreneurial community discussed New York's startup scene.

    © GCRI, © GACC

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  • Max Planck Images of Science Exhibition

    June 12th 2014

    New York, NY

    Max Planck Images of Science Exhibition

    The German Center for Research and Innovation and Max Planck Society invited to the Images of Science Exhibition with a talk on "Neurological Diseases in Mice" by Dr. Klaus-Armin Nave.

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    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Science or Fiction: Design Thinking Workshop for Digital Media Innovators

    May 20th 2014

    German House New York

    Science or Fiction: Design Thinking Workshop for Digital Media Innovators

    Digital media experts participated in a four-hour workshop using the design thinking method developed at Stanford University.

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  • Where is

    May 15th 2014

    German House New York

    Where is "Knowledge" in the Globalization of Higher Education and Research?

    A select group of university leaders responsible for international activities and other thought leaders in science policy discussed the implications of the globalization of knowledge production for the modern research university in Germany and the U.S.

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  • GCRI at Experimental Biology 2014 Annual Meeting

    April 27th 2014

    San Diego, CA

    GCRI at Experimental Biology 2014 Annual Meeting

    GCRI participated in the 2014 Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, CA.

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  • The European Unified Patent System and Its Impact on U.S. Businesses

    April 22nd 2014

    German House New York

    The European Unified Patent System and Its Impact on U.S. Businesses

    Intellectual property experts discussed the implications of the E.U.'s "unitary patent package" legislation.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • GCRI Student Outreach: Ohio University and Leipzig University

    April 14th 2014

    German House New York

    GCRI Student Outreach: Ohio University and Leipzig University

    As part of its student outreach initiative, GCRI met with a group of students from the Global Leadership Center of Ohio University and from the American Studies program at Leipzig University.

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  • GCRI at the NYC First Regional Competition and Expo

    April 6th 2014

    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

    GCRI at the NYC First Regional Competition and Expo

    GCRI attended the NYC First Regional Competition and Expo.

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  • The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy

    April 5th 2014

    Philadelphia, PA

    The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy

    This panel discussion focused on the introduction of national standards in education.

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  • The Global Energy Challenge: Germany's

    March 31st 2014

    German House, New York

    The Global Energy Challenge: Germany's "Energiewende" and Beyond

    Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth presented on alternative energy solutions and Germany's national energy policy.

    © Stefan Altevogt

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  • Who Owns Your Body? The Ethical, Legal, and Economic Implications of Gene Patenting

    March 27th 2014

    German House New York

    Who Owns Your Body? The Ethical, Legal, and Economic Implications of Gene Patenting

    Intellectual property experts discussed the history and implications of gene patenting.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • The Origins of Mass, Matter, and the Early Universe

    March 20th 2014

    German House New York

    The Origins of Mass, Matter, and the Early Universe

    The German Center for Research and Innovation and the German Research Foundation hosted a panel discussion on "The Origins of Mass, Matter, and the Early Universe.

    © Stefan Altevogt

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  • March 19th 2014

    Bronx Music Heritage Center, Bronx, NY

    "Ausgezeichnete Orte im Land der Ideen" Award Ceremony for the BronxBerlinConnection

    © Farbeon Saucedo (Images 1-16)

    © Deutschland - Land der Ideen/Keryn Huang  (Images 17-28)

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  • Bridging the Innovation Gap Between Academia and Industry

    March 18th 2014

    German House New York

    Bridging the Innovation Gap Between Academia and Industry

    When academia and industry work in tandem to push the frontiers of knowledge, they have the potential to become a powerful engine for innovation and economic growth. Renowned panelists discussed significant questions affecting academia, industry, and the global knowledge economy.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • EU - USA Research Collaboration and Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

    March 12th 2014

    German House New York

    EU - USA Research Collaboration and Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

    Policy experts and researchers convened at the GCRI to discuss the European Union's largest research and innovation initiative.

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  • 2014 Columbia University Spring Career Fair

    March 7th 2014

    Columbia University, NYC

    2014 Columbia University Spring Career Fair

    GCRI participated in the 2014 Columbia University Spring Career Fair which took place on Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus in NYC.

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  • Is Aging Reversible? Can We Reset the Clock?

    February 10th 2014

    German House New York

    Is Aging Reversible? Can We Reset the Clock?

    Ursula Staudinger, Rodney Levine, and James Collins discussed aging, age-related diseases, and cognitive disorders at this German Center for Research and Innovation event.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • GCRI at the 2014 European Career Fair

    February 1st 2014

    Cambridge, MA

    GCRI at the 2014 European Career Fair

    GCRI participated in the 18th annual European Career Fair @ MIT (ECF).

    © DAAD / Dave McHale

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  • Engaging Women in STEM: Perspectives from the United States and Germany

    December 11th 2013

    German House New York

    Engaging Women in STEM: Perspectives from the United States and Germany

    Experts panelists from the United States and Germany discussed diversity initiatives in STEM.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • FOCUS: Smart Grid 2013

    November 21th 2013

    German House New York

    FOCUS: Smart Grid 2013

    Smart Grid technology has the capacity to increase energy efficiency by improving awareness among consumers about the connection between electricity use and the environment. Leading experts from the U.S. and Germany discussed the technology's past successes and future challenges.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Great Minds Think Alike - Or Do They? Unexpected Evolutionary Paths in Thought and Language

    November 18th 2013

    German House New York

    Great Minds Think Alike - Or Do They? Unexpected Evolutionary Paths in Thought and Language

    A science talk on the unexpected evolutionary paths in thought and language, co-sponsored by the German Center for Research and Innovation, the UAMR Liaison Office, and the German Research Foundation.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • GCRI at Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Conference 2013

    November 9th 2013

    San Diego, CA

    GCRI at Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Conference 2013

    GCRI participated at the 2013 Annual Meeting for the Society of Neuroscience (SfN) in San Diego, CA.

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  • Moving the World by Thought: Dimensions and Perspectives of Brain-Computer Interfaces

    November 7th 2013

    German House New York

    Moving the World by Thought: Dimensions and Perspectives of Brain-Computer Interfaces

    Prof. Dr. Niels Birbaumer and Dr. Leonardo Cohen discussed dimensions and perspectives of brain-computer interfaces and their pioneering interventions on brain-metabolic self-regulations.

    © Stefan Altevogt

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  • Transforming an Idea into a Disruptive Technology - ResearchGate: A Professional Network for Researchers

    November 4th 2013

    German House New York

    Transforming an Idea into a Disruptive Technology - ResearchGate: A Professional Network for Researchers

    Ijad Madisch, CEO and Co-Founder of ResearchGate, the social network for researchers, presented on how he turned his idea into a disruptive business - and why he is convinced that it was crucial to return to Germany to become successful.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Strategies for Recruitment, Retention, Mentoring of Women in STEM: US-German Perspectives

    October 16th 2013

    German House New York

    Strategies for Recruitment, Retention, Mentoring of Women in STEM: US-German Perspectives

    Expert panelists shared strategies on how to support women in STEM.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • The European Financial Crisis and the Future of the European Union

    October 10th 2013

    German House New York

    The European Financial Crisis and the Future of the European Union

    Experts panelists from the U.S. and Germany discussed the underlying causes and the long-term consequences of the European Financial Crisis.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • FOCUS: Logistics

    October 8th 2013

    German House New York

    FOCUS: Logistics

    Experts from DB Schenker, Cisco, Hapag-Llyod, Lufthansa, and Georgia Tech discussed current trends, opportunities, and challenges in the field of logistics.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    © Nathalie Schueller

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  • German Innovation Showcase

    September 12th 2013

    German House New York

    German Innovation Showcase

    This event featured pitches from German high-tech start-ups, such as Kisi, Fundcuisine, Henrichsen, and Quamram.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Translating Cancer Gene Discovery to the Clinic

    September 10th 2013

    German House New York

    Translating Cancer Gene Discovery to the Clinic

    This event, co-sponsored by Carl Zeiss, Inc., focused on how normal cells evolve into cancer cells.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • The Many Faces of Big Data

    June 27th 2013

    German House New York

    The Many Faces of Big Data

    Discussion on Big Data complexity and intelligence with Juliana Freire (NYU-Poly), Raghu Ramakrishnan (Microsoft), and Gerhard Weikum (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • From University Innovation to the Marketplace

    June 25th 2013

    German House New York

    From University Innovation to the Marketplace

    University research is a key component of a nation’s capacity for innovation. This discussion addressed various models for fostering and commercializing innovation in the U.S. and Europe.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • The Neuroscience of Gender

    June 17th 2013

    German House New York

    The Neuroscience of Gender

    Discussion on male and female brains and the influence of sex hormones and stress on human behavior with Bruce McEwen, Ute Habel, and Anke Ehrhardt.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • The Future of Contact Sports: Sports-related Head Injuries and Their Effect on Memory

    June 3rd 2013

    German House New York

    The Future of Contact Sports: Sports-related Head Injuries and Their Effect on Memory

    Discussion with Inga Koerte, Robert A. Stern, and Alan Schwarz on the effects of sports-related concussion on neurobehavior and health.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • The Temptations of Big Data

    May 16th 2013

    German House New York

    The Temptations of Big Data

    The GCRI and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) hosted a discussion on the technological developments and sociological implications of Big Data.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Healthcare Innovation World Cup Finals

    May 10th 2013

    New York, NY

    Healthcare Innovation World Cup Finals

    The Healthcare Innovation World Cup challenged entrepreneurs and innovators in healthcare and information technology to develop creative solutions for global public health issues. The competition focused on improving the health of patients with diabetes.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • The Tech Campus: A Catalyst for Innovation and Regional Development

    April 17th 2013

    German House New York

    The Tech Campus: A Catalyst for Innovation and Regional Development

    Discussion on the role of universities in entrepreneurial activity and economic development showcasing TU Dortmund University and Cornell NYC Tech campus.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Aging: Changing Attitudes and Successful Coping Mechanisms

    April 4th 2013

    German House New York

    Aging: Changing Attitudes and Successful Coping Mechanisms

    With age, people confront many challenges that impact their overall well-being and longevity. An expert panel discussed "Aging: Changing Attitudes and Successful Coping Mechanisms" on Thursday, April 4, 2013.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Climate-proofing Cities

    March 27th 2013

    German House, New York

    Climate-proofing Cities

    A discussion on city resilience and climate adaptation, co-organized by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, the German Center for Research and Innovation, and American Friends of Bucerius.

    Photos © Beowulf Sheehan

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  • Global Logistics: Challenges and Solutions

    March 14th 2013

    German House, New York

    Global Logistics: Challenges and Solutions

    German and U.S. experts discussed trends and developments in efficient, sustainable, and secure transportation networks at the German Center for Research and Innovation.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • GCRI at 2013 Columbia University Spring Career Fair

    March 8th 2013

    Columbia University, NYC

    GCRI at 2013 Columbia University Spring Career Fair

    GCRI participated in the 2013 Columbia University Spring Career Fair.

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  • The Paradigm Shift in the Energy World

    February 25th 2013

    German House, New York

    The Paradigm Shift in the Energy World

    An evening discussion with Dr. Urban Keussen from E.ON SE at the German Center for Research and Innovation on February 28 addressed the principal causes and anticipated challenges of significant changes within the energy industry.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • GCRI at the 2013 European Career Fair

    February 23rd 2013

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

    GCRI at the 2013 European Career Fair

    GCRI participated in the 17th annual European Career Fair @ MIT (ECF). The ECF is an annual recruiting event, organized by the MIT European Club, that connects employers from Europe with the most talented candidates that live in the US.

    Photos © DAAD/George Abbott White

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  • The Changing Role of the University in the 21st Century

    December 6th 2012

    German House New York

    The Changing Role of the University in the 21st Century

    Jutta Allmendinger and Philip G. Altbach addressed the role of education in preparing students as future employees and active citizens at a GCRI dinner discussion.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • FOCUS: Smart Grid 2012

    November 15th 2012

    German House New York

    FOCUS: Smart Grid 2012

    The Smart Grid electricity network and technology has the potential to propel the energy industry forward, offering increased reliability, availability, and efficiency amidst growing 21st century energy demand.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Keeping Manufacturing Competitive: Industry-University Collaboration in Germany and the U.S.

    November 7th 2012

    German House New York

    Keeping Manufacturing Competitive: Industry-University Collaboration in Germany and the U.S.

    A panel of German and U.S. experts presented best practice examples of university-industry relations and their impact on manufacturing.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Animal Globalism: Zoos, Slaughterhouses, and the City in the 19th Century

    October 25th 2012

    German House New York

    Animal Globalism: Zoos, Slaughterhouses, and the City in the 19th Century

    In this discussion, Prof. Dorothee Brantz addressed the links between the rise of modern metropoles and the emergence of zoological gardens and industrial slaughterhouses.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Modern Science and Religion: Are They Mutually Exclusive?

    October 24th 2012

    German House New York

    Modern Science and Religion: Are They Mutually Exclusive?

    Leibniz Lecture, Friedrich Wilhelm Graf addressed different views on the relationship between religion and science in the United States and Germany.

    Photos © Stefan Altevogt

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  • Health Information Technology: Electronic Medical Records and Beyond

    October 17th 2012

    German House New York

    Health Information Technology: Electronic Medical Records and Beyond

    From mobile health applications to medication adherence algorithms, electronic medical records (EMRs) will have a significant impact on the future of health care. Panelists from health service, ICT, pharma, and health care policy discussed EMR opportunities and challenges at the German Center for Research and Innovation New York.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Children With Rare Diseases: From Therapeutic Orphans to Pioneers of Personalized Medicine

    September 10th 2012

    German House New York

    Children With Rare Diseases: From Therapeutic Orphans to Pioneers of Personalized Medicine

    In this Leibniz Lecture, Prof. Christoph Klein, Hospital Director of the Dr. von Haunersches Kinderspital, focused on children with rare diseases. He addressed how the discovery of rare genetic variants in children with inherited diseases has revealed novel therapeutic targets and innovative therapies.

    Photos © Stefan Altevogt

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  • GCRI at the 12th GAIN Annual Meeting in Boston

    September 7th 2012

    Boston Marriott Copley Place

    GCRI at the 12th GAIN Annual Meeting in Boston

    More than 400 participants attended this year's Annual GAIN Meeting on career opportunities and recent developments in higher education in at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.

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  • Education vs. Training: Reflecting on the Purpose of Education in the 21st Century

    September 5th 2012

    German House New York

    Education vs. Training: Reflecting on the Purpose of Education in the 21st Century

    A discussion of German and U.S. university leaders addressed the benefits and challenges of a traditional university education as it relates to the demands of a competitive job market

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Grand Opening of dasHAUS, GCRI's March 2012 Innovation of the Month

    July 12th 2012

    White Plains, NY

    Grand Opening of dasHAUS, GCRI's March 2012 Innovation of the Month

    GCRI’s March 2012 Innovation of the Month, dasHAUS, is a traveling exhibition that connects industry professionals in North America with the latest market-ready renewable and energy efficiency solutions from Germany. GCRI Director Dr. Joann Halpern spoke at the Grand Opening in White Plains, NY, on July 12.

    Photos © Peter Tenzer

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  • Autostereoscopic 3D in the Medical Arena – The Next Step in Visualization

    June 12th 2012

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York

    Autostereoscopic 3D in the Medical Arena – The Next Step in Visualization

    3D has the potential to become the next major innovation in medicine and healthcare. This joint event sponsored by the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (Fraunhofer HHI) in collaboration with GCRI and the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), provided physicians and medical imaging experts with the opportunity to experience the benefits of this new technology first-hand. 

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  • Connectome: Uniting People and Machines to Map the Mind

    June 6th 2012

    German House New York

    Connectome: Uniting People and Machines to Map the Mind

    2012 Kavli Prize recipient Winfried Denk and long-time collaborator Sebastian Seung discussed their groundbreaking, Internet- and game-based German-U.S. effort to map the connectome, a wiring diagram of the brain.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Germany's Energy Transition: One Year Later

    May 21th 2012

    German House New York

    Germany's Energy Transition: One Year Later

    The German Center for Research and Innovation and the American Council on Germany hosted this lunchtime discussion feat. Professor Miranda Schreurs, Director, Environmental Policy Research Center, Professor of Comparative Politics, Freie Universität Berlin.

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  • Manufacturing, Innovation, and Workforce Training: What Works in Germany and the United States for Jobs and Growth

    May 16th 2012

    The Aspen Institute, Washington, DC

    Manufacturing, Innovation, and Workforce Training: What Works in Germany and the United States for Jobs and Growth

    This conference brought together leading representatives from government, industry, and academia to explore the ways manufacturing is an engine of growth and job creation in the U.S. and Germany.

    Photos © Steven Johnson / The Aspen Institute

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  • Still in Good Shape? The Role of the Humanities in Higher Education and Society

    April 3rd 2012

    German House New York

    Still in Good Shape? The Role of the Humanities in Higher Education and Society

    The German Center for Research and Innovation and the Freie Universität Berlin jointly hosted this panel discussion on the challenges, contributions, and progress in humanities education and research featuring German, U.S., and Canadian experts.

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  • “Das ist doch keine Kunst!” Ten Images From Mathematics

    April 2nd 2012

    German House New York

    “Das ist doch keine Kunst!” Ten Images From Mathematics

    The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) presented Mathematics Professor Günter Ziegler in DFG’s Leibniz Lecture Series.

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  • When Our Skin Fails to Protect Us: A Conversation About Disorders Affecting Skin and Hair

    March 26th 2012

    German House New York

    When Our Skin Fails to Protect Us: A Conversation About Disorders Affecting Skin and Hair

    The German Center for Research and Innovation and the University of Cologne New York Office jointly hosted this discussion on disorders affecting skin and hair.

    Photos © Ted Schafer

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  • Universities and Their Impact on the Economy and Society

    February 29th 2012

    German House New York

    Universities and Their Impact on the Economy and Society

    The German Center for Research and Innovation and the Heidelberg University Association hosted a discussion on the symbiotic relationship between universities and their surrounding areas, exemplified in the disparate environs of Heidelberg and New York City.

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  • Zero Sum World? How Should the West Respond to the Growing Competition for Natural Resources?

    February 15th 2012

    German House New York

    Zero Sum World? How Should the West Respond to the Growing Competition for Natural Resources?

    The German Center for Research and Innovation, American Friends of Bucerius Law School, and the Transatlantic Academy hosted a discussion on how the heightened demand for and increasing scarcity of global natural resources will shape strategic relationships between nations in the 21st century.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Which Way Did It Go? - New Insights into the Organization and Development of Brain Circuits That Compute Motion Direction

    January 31st 2012

    German House New York

    Which Way Did It Go? - New Insights into the Organization and Development of Brain Circuits That Compute Motion Direction

    The German Center for Research and Innovation and the Max Planck Florida Institute jointly hosted this discussion on understanding brain function and development.

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  • GCRI at the 2012 European Career Fair

    January 21th 2012

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

    GCRI at the 2012 European Career Fair

    GCRI participated in the 16th annual European Career Fair @ MIT (ECF). The ECF is an annual recruiting event, organized by the MIT European Club, that connects employers from Europe with the most talented candidates that live in the US.

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  • Opportunities and Challenges of a Sustainable City in the 21st Century

    December 1st 2011

    German House New York

    Opportunities and Challenges of a Sustainable City in the 21st Century

    The German Center for Research and Innovation and American Friends of Bucerius, in cooperation with the City of Hamburg, jointly hosted "Opportunities and Challenges of a Sustainable City in the 21st Century - A Comparative View of New York and Hamburg, European Green Capital 2011."

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  • Understanding Spatial Cognition: The Intersection of Architecture, Cognitive, and Computational Sciences

    November 17th 2011

    German House New York

    Understanding Spatial Cognition: The Intersection of Architecture, Cognitive, and Computational Sciences

    The panel discussion was part of the symposium "Spatial Cognition for Architectural Design" (SCAD). Select researchers and practitioners, invited as part of SCAD 2011, engaged in discussions and debates on the core themes of the symposium.

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  • Neuroscience & the Humanities - An American-German Conversation

    November 12th 2011

    Goethe Institute, Washington DC

    Neuroscience & the Humanities - An American-German Conversation

    This event focused on the interdisciplinary dialogue between researchers in the humanities and the neurosciences. Discussion topics ranged from philosophical and ethical issues to questions regarding the impact of literature and art on the brain's narrative structures.

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  • FOCUS: Smart Grid 2011

    November 1st 2011

    German House New York

    FOCUS: Smart Grid 2011

    The German Center for Research and Innovation and the German American Chamber of Commerce continued their “Focus Series” this time highlighting the most important developments in the next generation of the electrical grid.

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  • ESSPRITS 2011

    October 20th 2011

    University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    ESSPRITS 2011

    A joint German-Canadian workshop between the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and the University of Waterloo, Canada, brought together researchers from the fields of IT security, signal processing, control and embedded systems to discuss new directions and solutions in these key areas on October 20, 2011.

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  • The Aging Brain

    October 13th 2011

    German House New York

    The Aging Brain

    Aging begins the moment we are born, as internal and external factors work together to rapidly shape our human experience. At this GCRI event, Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Eric Kandel discussed his research regarding the nature of learning and brain plasticity. Dr. Ursula Staudinger described her research on the continuous interaction between biology and culture and its impacts on cognition. Dr. György Buzsáki moderated.

    In addition to our photo gallery, more event photos can be seen on the photographer's online gallery, here.

    Photos © Nathalie Schueller

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  • Better Living Through Science: Biotech, Food and the Future

    September 13th 2011

    German House New York

    Better Living Through Science: Biotech, Food and the Future

    From beer to bread, to corn, cosmetics, the cotton in clothing, the rubber in tires, and the plastic in  cups, biotechnology is ever present in our daily lives. With the world population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, placing pressure on food and energy resources, biotechnology will provide innovative solutions. On September 13, 2011, Prof. Karl-Heinz Kogel, Head, Department of Phytopathology, Institute of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen and Dr. Rina Singh, Director of Policy, Science & Renewable Chemicals, Industrial Biotechnology and Environmental Section, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) discussed the current state of biotechnology, challenges to the field,  and its role in the 21st century. The panel discussion was hosted in conjunction with the German State of Hessen U.S. Office for Economic Development . Dr. Nathan Tinker, Executive Director, New York Biotechnology Association (NYBA), moderated.

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  • GCRI at the 11th GAIN Annual Meeting in San Francisco

    September 2nd 2011

    Mission Bay Conference Center, University of California, San Francisco

    GCRI at the 11th GAIN Annual Meeting in San Francisco

    This year's Annual GAIN Meeting took place from September 2 to 4, 2011, at the Mission Bay Conference Center  at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The weekend-long conference attracted more than 400 participants, among them 300 postdoc researchers and more than 100 heads of research organizations, high-ranking government officials as well as representatives from the higher education and private R&D sector.

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  • Silicon Valley Field Trip

    September 1st 2011

    San Francisco, CA

    Silicon Valley Field Trip

    A group of German researchers and members of the German Parliament (“Der Bundestag”) met with the startup community in Silicon Valley. This one-day field trip before the GAIN conference provided access to the local entrepreneurship network and its business-savvy and experienced startup mentors. Participants were also introduced to Silicon Valley-based startups, support programs, such as the German Silicon Valley Accelerator, and funding opportunities in Germany that help researchers get their startup off the ground.

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  • Discussion: Data, Discourse, Dispute - Scientific experts and the public in the U.S. and Germany

    June 28th 2011

    German House New York

    Discussion: Data, Discourse, Dispute - Scientific experts and the public in the U.S. and Germany

    Modern societies depend on scientific evidence to make sense of technological, political and civic issues encountered on an everyday basis. But modern societies are also challenged by growing cognitive and communicative difficulties and often fail to understand science as an enterprise. This leads to miscommunication.

    On June 28, 2011, the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) hosted a panel discussion at the start of a three-day long conference “Public Understanding and Public Engagement with Science” of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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  • FOCUS: Export Control Reforms - What to Expect from Regulators in the US and European Union

    June 6th 2011

    German House New York

    FOCUS: Export Control Reforms - What to Expect from Regulators in the US and European Union

    The GCRI, Noerr LLP, and the German American Chamber of Commerce brought together the foremost experts for a seminar and panel discussion exploring new rules for transatlantic trade being proposed by the Obama Administration and the European Union.

    Co-Sponsors:
    Noerr LLP
    German American Chamber of Commerce (AHK)

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  • Visualization Technologies: From Data Collection to Display

    May 26th 2011

    University of California - Berkley, Berkley, CA

    Visualization Technologies: From Data Collection to Display

    Images from the GCRI’s NanoArt exhibition were digitally shown during the “From Data Collection to Display” conference at the University of California, Berkley.

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  • Science for Sustainable Societal Transformations: Towards Effective Governance

    May 9th 2011

    German House New York

    Science for Sustainable Societal Transformations: Towards Effective Governance

    Prof. Töpfer, Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), and Peter Schlosser, Associate Director and Director of Research, Earth Institute, Columbia University, talked about effective governance for sustainable development. Drawing from the current TransGov research project at the IASS, the discussion addressed how top scientific insights can be made accessible and useful for real-world solutions on sustainability and climate change issues.

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  • NanoArt New York

    April 13th 2011

    German House New York

    NanoArt New York

    A kaleidoscope of  textures and colors, NanoArt New York brings order and chaos, mountains and valleys, the heavens and hedgehogs, all invisible to the naked eye to life - in liquid, solid, luminescent, multi-colored atom arrangements and patterns. For a better understanding of the variety of the over 50 images on display at the German Center for Research and Innovation, please view the small selection provided in this gallery.

    NanoArt images are provided by: Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE); Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM); Center for NanoScience (CeNS) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr; Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS e.V.); and Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG).

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  • Nanovation New York: Discovering the Invisible Frontier

    April 13th 2011

    German House New York

    Nanovation New York: Discovering the Invisible Frontier

    From sunscreens to cell phones and cars, nanotechnology and its innovative applications are having an increasingly significant impact on our daily lives. On April 13, 2011, at the German Center for Research and Innovation, German and U.S. experts discussed nanotech’s impact in the fields of energy, electronics, medicine, and science as well as in the business sphere, bridging the gap between research, development, and application. 

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  • Opening of the University of Cologne Liaison Office

    April 7th 2011

    German House New York

    Opening of the University of Cologne Liaison Office

    With the official opening of the University of Cologne’s (UoC) New York City office, 27 representations of German universities are now under one roof at the German House and the German Center for Research and Innovation.

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  • Keynote: Transatlantic Perspectives on Emerging Technology Management

    April 5th 2011

    Hannover Messe Germany

    Keynote: Transatlantic Perspectives on Emerging Technology Management

    Both the US and Germany are world leaders in basic and applied research, yet there are fundamental differences in their approaches to entrepreneurship. GCRI Director Joann Halpern gave a keynote address on "Transatlantic Perspectives on Emerging Technology Management" at the Hannover Messe.

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  • Tuberculosis: A Neglected Pandemic

    March 31st 2011

    German House New York

    Tuberculosis: A Neglected Pandemic

    Tuberculosis is one of today’s deadliest threats. Ten million cases are diagnosed annually, of which one quarter are fatal. Prof. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann (Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology) and Dr. Carl Nathan (Weill Cornell Medical College) shared their insights on the current state of TB research. Dr. Ann Ginsberg (Global Alliance for TB Drug Development) moderated.

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  • Bioinspired Design and Engineering of Novel Functional Materials

    March 22nd 2011

    German House New York

    Bioinspired Design and Engineering of Novel Functional Materials

    From March 22nd to the 25th, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) held their sixth joint research conference to promote transatlantic research collaboration. This year's topic "Bioinspired Design and Engineering of Novel Functional Materials" brought 60 researchers together at the GCRI in New York City.

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  • GCRI Student Outreach: How International Experience Can Enhance Your Career

    February 10th 2011

    German House New York

    GCRI Student Outreach: How International Experience Can Enhance Your Career

    As part of its student outreach initiative in the New York area, the GCRI met with a group of students from Long Island University’s Global College to elaborate on "How International Experience Can Enhance Your Career.”

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  • Opportunities for Funding and Research in Germany

    February 1st 2011

    Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

    Opportunities for Funding and Research in Germany

    Following an invitation of Randi B. Silver, Associate Dean & Professor at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, GCRI Director Dr. Joann Halpern together with Dr. Max Vögler, Director of the German Research Foundation (DFG) North America office, and Peter Kerrigan, Deputy Director of the German Academic Exchange Service North America office (DAAD), held an information session for doctoral students as well as postdoctoral researchers.

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  • Navigating a Technicolor World: What the Fly's Visual System Tells Us About Visually-Guided Behavior

    January 13th 2011

    German House New York

    Navigating a Technicolor World: What the Fly's Visual System Tells Us About Visually-Guided Behavior

    On January 13, 2011, Prof. Axel Borst (Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany) and Prof. Claude Desplan (New York University) discussed the principles of processing and decoding motion information and color cues in the fly brain at the GCRI. While Prof. Borst’s research focuses on decoding motion information and how it is used for navigation and flight control in the cockpit of a fly, Prof. Desplan’s work is related to color vision.

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  • Plasma Medicine: Scientific Challenges and Technological Opportunities

    December 8th 2010

    German House New York

    Plasma Medicine: Scientific Challenges and Technological Opportunities

    Plasma medicine is an emerging field of research which aims to understand and utilize the interaction of plasmas with living tissue and cells. Practical applications of plasma medicine currently being investigated include, among others: inducing rapid blood coagulation; killing bacteria, sterilizing wounds, medical instruments, and implants; and selectively modifying living cells and tissue. Prof. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann and Nadja Dahlhaus (Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, INP Greifswald), Prof. Alexander Fridman and Prof. Gary Friedman (Drexel University) and Dr. Van Thompson (NYU College of Dentistry) discussed this interdisciplinary field that is beginning to have an increased impact on health care. Prof. Kurt Becker, Associate Provost for Research & Technology Initiatives and Professor of Physics at NYU-Polytechnic Institute, moderated.

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  • Yes, You Can...Advance Your Career with a European Grant

    November 20th 2010

    German House New York

    Yes, You Can...Advance Your Career with a European Grant

    On November 20, U.S. and international researchers learned about the European Research Council’s funding opportunities for research in Europe. A Leibniz Lecture by renowned neurobiologist Hannah Monyer entitled “A Walk Down Memory’s Path” took place in the evening.

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  • FOCUS: Smart Grid 2010

    November 18th 2010

    German House New York

    FOCUS: Smart Grid 2010

    On November 18th, the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) and the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GACC) hosted a roundtable discussion on the technology, policy and business outlook of intelligent energy management systems. The panel featured Christian Hoepfner, Director of Technical Operations (Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems), Jim Gallagher, Senior Director of Energy Policy (New York City Economic Development Corporation), and Barbara Kates-Garnick, Consultant of Urban Technologies (Polytechnic Institute of New York University). Kurt Becker, Associate Provost for Research and Technology and Professor of Physics (Polytechnic Institute of New York University) moderated.

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  • Sustainable Cities and Urban Development - A Transatlantic Conversation

    November 10th 2010

    German House New York

    Sustainable Cities and Urban Development - A Transatlantic Conversation

    The GCRI, in cooperation with the American Friends of Bucerius, hosted a panel discussion on sustainability and environmental urban planning on November 10, 2010. Peter Esser, general counsel in the office of the Representative of German Industry and Trade, Anja Caldwell, architect and owner of eco ipso LLC, and Tom Wright, executive director of the Regional Plan Association, spoke about ecological and economical challenges and opportunities that accompany city growth. Helga Flores Trejo, fellow at the Brookings Institution and head of strategic communications for sectors at the Inter-American Development Bank, moderated.

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  • The Widening Atlantic: Market Gap - War Gap - God Gap

    November 8th 2010

    German House New York

    The Widening Atlantic: Market Gap - War Gap - God Gap

    The GCRI, in cooperation with the Heidelberg University Association, hosted a transatlantic discussion on forces of internationalization, power shifts in an increasingly multi-polar world, and the structural differences of social policy between Germany and the United States. Speakers were Professor Detlef Junker (Universität Heidelberg) and Professor Mary Nolan (New York University).

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  • Mapping the Brain: Reconstructing the Cerebral Cortex

    November 3rd 2010

    German House New York

    Mapping the Brain: Reconstructing the Cerebral Cortex

    Featuring German Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Bert Sakmann, the GCRI, in cooperation with the Max Planck Florida Institute, hosted a lecture on how nocturnal rodents, such as rats, rely on sensory input from their facial whiskers for navigation through the environment.

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  • Transatlantic Perspectives on Emerging Technology Management

    October 26th 2010

    German House New York

    Transatlantic Perspectives on Emerging Technology Management

    At a panel discussion, co-sponsored by GCRI and Hannover Messe Research and Technology, Richard Bendis, President & CEO of Innovation America, Edward Reinfurt, Executive Director of the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation, and Dr. Thomas Lechler of the Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology discussed national frameworks, best practices, and funding schemes for early-stage high-tech companies in the United States and Germany. Within this context, the panel focused on examples of, opportunities for, and remaining obstacles to international collaboration, adopting best practices, and accessing non-domestic sources of seed money to establish university spin-offs and other vehicles of successful research commercialization. Kurt Becker, Associate Provost for Research & Technology Initiatives and Professor of Physics at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, moderated.

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  • Escape to Life: German Intellectuals in NYC - Conference Opening Event

    September 29th 2010

    German House New York

    Escape to Life: German Intellectuals in NYC - Conference Opening Event

    The GCRI  hosted the opening event of the three-day New York University symposium on the impact of German intellectuals on the cultural and educational landscape of New York and the United States.

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  • Hands-on Workshop: Building Your International Career

    August 26th 2010

    German House New York

    Hands-on Workshop: Building Your International Career

    At a hands-on GCRI workshop with Dr. Sarah L. Poynton, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, approximately 60 biomedical Ph.D. students and Post-doctoral fellows learned how to strategize and plan an international research career.

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  • The Bilingual Brain

    June 3rd 2010

    German House New York

    The Bilingual Brain

    At a GCRI Science Dinner and discussion on June 3, 2010, Professors Jürgen M. Meisel, University of Hamburg & University of Calgary, and Michael T. Ullman, Georgetown University, shared their linguistic and neuroscientific insights on the differences between learning a second language in youth and adulthood.

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  • EU Open House

    May 8th 2010

    Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

    EU Open House

    At the German Embassy in Washington  D.C., GCRI joined colleagues from the German Academic Exchange Service, the German Research Foundation,  the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the German Aerospace Center in representing Germany as a land of research, innovation, and fun.  

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  • How Effective is the Current Patent System for Global Technological Innovation?

    May 5th 2010

    German House New York

    How Effective is the Current Patent System for Global Technological Innovation?

    GCRI, in cooperation with the American Friends of Bucerius and RWTH Aachen University, hosted a panel discussion on the efficacy of the current patent system in the United States and Europe. Peter J. Esser, General Counsel, Representative of German Industry & Trade, Myles Jackson, Professor of the History of Science, Director of Science and Technology Studies, NYU, and Regina Oertel, Director of Technology Transfer and Research Funding at RWTH Aachen University, addressed the philosophical questions associated with the patenting of genes; the relationship between exclusive intellectual property rights and technical progress; and the conflict faced by university researchers who collaborate with industry.

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  • Careers in Germany

    April 22nd 2010

    New York University School of Medicine

    Careers in Germany

    At this workshop, which was conducted at the New York University School of Medicine, graduate students and postdocs were introduced to research and funding opportunities in Germany. GCRI director Dr. Joann Halpern introduced the two speakers, Dr. Anjana Buchow of the German Research Foundation and Jane Fu of the German Academic Exchange Service’s New York office. Irmintraud Jost from Heidelberg University Association as well as Dr. Marion Müller and Stefan Altevogt from the German Research Foundation were also available to respond to questions from the participants. After the workshop, Joel Oppenheim, Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Science Programs, gave all of the visitors a tour of the labs and other facilities.

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  • Harnessing the Power of Life Sciences to Achieve the Millenium Development Goals

    April 20th 2010

    German House New York

    Harnessing the Power of Life Sciences to Achieve the Millenium Development Goals

    United Nations Ambassadors from over 30 countries and seven UN-agencies exchanged views on biotechnology at a round table discussion. The event was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations and co-sponsored by the GCRI. Invited speakers included: Dr. Prabhu Pingali of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Dr. Robert Orr, the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning in the United Nations Executive Office, and Dr. Jörg Hacker, the president of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

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  • GCRI Opening

    February 19th 2010

    German House New York

    GCRI Opening

    The Federal Minister of Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan, and the German Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Klaus Scharioth, opened the German Center for Research and Innovation New York on February 19, 2010. The President of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner, and the Vice President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Max Huber, conducted the celebration. The keynote speech was given by German Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle. Madeleine Jacobs, Executive Director and CEO of the American Chemical Society (ACS), also spoke.

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