April 2nd, 2012

Congress-Bundestag 29th Annual Seminar – Atlanta, Georgia

The Seminar provides a unique opportunity for German and American legislators to discuss the transatlantic relationship and the role of their countries in solving global challenges.  Topics for this year’s Seminar include: economic growth and transatlantic trade, relations between the European Union and United States, foreign policy challenges for both sides of the Atlantic, and other opportunities and challenges for both sides of the Atlantic in 2012.  In addition to current and former lawmakers from the United States and Germany, participants will include representatives from the German government (currently five Members of the German Parliament, representing all major political parties, are confirmed to join us) and the discussions will include the business and academic communities of both countries.

The CSGG, a bipartisan and informal group established in 1983, is the flagship international program of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC).  As one of the largest and most active organizations connecting Members of the U.S. Congress together with foreign legislators, the CSGG provides the opportunity for lawmakers from Germany and the United States to speak candidly with each other about matters of mutual importance ranging from the current economic global crisis to NATO’s role in Afghanistan. CSGG is supported by a generous grant from the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and by a group of organizations making up the Business Advisory Council.