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Das Moderne Deutschland (Modern Germany)

January 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

SERIES: Das Moderne Deutschland (Modern Germany)

Saturday, January 12, 11 AM–12 PM
Yearning for Freedom: Community and Individualism in Germany
A Kaffeestube talk by Dr. Heino Beckmann, former Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany. Come for Kaffeestube and stay for an enlightening talk by Dr. Heino Beckmann, former Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany. Free*

Saturday, February 9, from 11 AM–12 PM
GAI Trip to Germany and Rhineland preview
Tour organizer Michael Kenney, of Defined Destinations Travel, will give an overview of the trip and answer questions. Free*

Saturday, February 23, 11 AM–12 PM
Climate Smart Municipalities in Minnesota and Germany
Amanda Brednar, environmental coordinator for Elk River, will talk about the Climate Smart Municipalities program, which pairs a Minnesota city with a German sister city. Free*

Saturday, March 9, 11 AM–12 PM
Building a Sustainable Home
Melissa Rappaport Schifman, RISE magazine, Katherine and Chris Johnson, passive house owners, and Ryan Stegora, builder, will talk about sustainable building practices. Free*

Friday, March 15, 6–9 PM
KinoKneipe (Movie Pub)
FILM: Wer, wenn nicht wir? (If not us, who?) 2011
Star crossed lovers Bern and Gudrun become part of the global uprising in the early 1960s, joining forces with leftist writers and political activists. An emotional true story of an explosive era. In German with English subtitles. GAI ballroom, not ADA accessible. $12, includes 2 beverages

*Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
Saturdays, 8:30–11 AM
$12 adult, $7 children

GAI’s Das Moderne Deutschland series is inspired by Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19–Year of German-American friendship. This initiative is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by The Federation of German Industrie (BDI). More information about the initiative can be found at wunderbartogether.org.


January 12
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Germanic-American Institute
301 Summit Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102 US
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