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CEPI Fellows Talk Trade in Europe

2015 Fellows Meet in Europe BRUSSELS/BERLIN (October 21, 2015) - The Bertelsmann Foundation hosted its Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI) in Europe during the week of October 12. Now in its sixth year, the 2015 CEPI program was made possible, in part, with support from the German Embassy in Washington. Staffers from the U.S. Congress, the European Parliament and the German...
Oct 29, 2015

Bertelsmann Foundation Convenes TTIP Town Halls in California

WASHINGTON, DC/LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (October 7, 2015) - The latest round of the Bertelsmann Foundation’s TTIP Town Hall series took place on September 17 and 18 in Los Angeles and San Diego, California.
Oct 7, 2015

Study: US Weak on Development Goals

Bertelsmann Stiftung releases first comprehensive study on progress against Sustainable Development Goals WASHINGTON, DC (September 16, 2015) - A new study reveals that the United States falls short on its commitment to sustainable development as compared to other industrialized nations. The United States ranks 29th out of 34 countries overall– just ahead of Greece, Chile, and Hungary.
Sep 16, 2015

Learning from the German Experience

A Conversation with Leading Migration and Integration Policymaker WASHINGTON, DC (September 15, 2015) - A pioneer of Germany’s migration and integration policy, Dr. Rita Suessmuth called the latest surge in Syrians fleeing to Europe not simply a German or European problem, but “a global problem” that countries states around the world must address collectively.
Sep 15, 2015

CEPI Washington Week

New CEPI Class Kicks Off in Washington WASHINGTON, DC (September 10, 2015) – The Bertelsmann Foundation completed the first leg of its 2015 Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI) from August 31 to September 5. Now in its sixth year, the CEPI program brings together fifteen staff members from the US Congress, the European Parliament and the German Bundestag for a series of seminars...
Sep 11, 2015

Bertelsmann Foundation Celebrates 2015 CEPI Class and New Office Space

WASHINGTON, DC (September 9, 2015) - The Bertelsmann Foundation hosted on September 2 a rooftop reception to celebrate the opening of its new office in downtown Washington, DC and the arrival of the 2015 Congressional European Parliamentary Initiative (CEPI) fellows.
Sep 10, 2015

How to Rate Uncertainty: Sovereign Risk and the Eurozone

WASHINGTON, DC (June 17, 2015) - The world is holding its breath as European leaders discuss Greece’s ability to repay its debts. As the crisis evolves, investors will turn to sovereign ratings issued by credit rating agencies (CRAs) that look at exactly those qualities: a country’s willingness and ability to repay or rollover its debt. In light of the current situation in the Eurozone, the...
Jun 17, 2015

Germany and the US: Reliable Allies Despite Differences

WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2015) - Germans and Americans overwhelmingly see one another as reliable allies – despite different views on Russia, global leadership and trade. This is the result of a new survey by the Pew Research Center in association with the Bertelsmann Foundation.
May 7, 2015

Bertelsmann Foundation Presents Pumas del Pacífico in Mexico City

WASHINGTON, DC (May 5, 2015) - On April 28, 2015, Bertelsmann Foundation Latin America Project Manager Samuel George presented the Spanish-language version of his study "The Pacific Pumas: An Emerging Model for Emerging Markets" (Los Pumas del Pacífico: Un Modelo Emergente para Mercados Emergentes) at the Mexican Foreign Ministry in Mexico City.
May 5, 2015

Shifting Gears: Merging Growth and Prosperity

A Wave of Growth That Doesn’t Lift All Boats 7th annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times conference explores how stronger global growth can promote more widely distributed prosperity WASHINGTON, DC (April 16, 2015) - A healthy US economic recovery is providing a foundation for overall global growth, but many regions around the world are lagging, and inequality is on the rise within many...
Apr 16, 2015