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"Interesting lecture series, study trips and high-level conferences on current economic and political issues are but some of the diverse activities which make the American Council on Germany a key forum for frank and intensive dialog bringing together decision-makers and young hopefuls from both sides of the Atlantic. The American Council on Germany... has repeatedly proven itself to be an essential pillar of a vibrant, enduring transatlantic partnership." - Chancellor Angela Merkel

"As the Cold War came to an end, globalization was often discussed and debated in theoretical terms. Today, it is an established fact, and we need to explore how the German-American relationship should adapt to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by the globalization of free market and democratic principles." - ACG Chairman Robert M. Kimmitt

"The challenges ahead of us political, economic, ecological, military are too manifold, too diverse, too complex, and simply too great to be mastered single-handedly. These challenges can only be mastered together, by friends. It is up to your generation to take advantage of each and every opportunity to further strengthen the American-German friendship." - Lieutenant General Peter Schelzig, Vice Chief of Defense (Deputy Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), German Ministry of Defense, at the ACGs XXXVI American-German Young Leaders Conference

"The time is right for the ACGs strategic engagement and an ambitious portfolio of activities that aim to inform and influence public debate, as well as conversations among U.S. and German opinion leaders and decision-makers." - ACG Pesident-Elect Steven E. Sokol