Newsletter of the German-American Business Council of Boston, Inc.
MAY 2017 e-publication of the GABC Boston
Michael Haueisen
GABC Board of Directors
VP Strategic Procurement 
SIEMENS  Energy Management USA/CA
Dear Members & Friends of GABC,

Again time is flying and our May newsletter is already here. With all the daily news from all around the world, it seems nothing is slowing down these days.

Also the GABC is very active. Please check out the next events, be it the "Kaminabend" on May 22nd, the European Food Festival on June 1st or the New Member Reception (for all new members who joined the GABC within the last 12 months) on June 16th - we are offering something for everybody.

I am looking forward seeing you all at one of the upcoming events and would like to close today with the quotation below:

"Jeder Frühling trägt den Zauber eines Anfangs in sich."

                                                                         (Monika Minder)

"Each spring carries the magic of a new beginning in itself."  

In diesem Sinne - Enjoy the spring!

Alles Gute, 
Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events
May 22, 2017
Kaminabend with Dr. Alexander Görlach: Does a German Leitkultur even exist in today's global world?
Why is it so hard for us Germans to define our culture? The Leitkultur debate is back on the political stage. Join us for an intimate and frank Kamingespräch with Dr. Alexander Görlach – author, academic, journalist and entrepreneur—whose research focuses on the intersection of religious identities and their influence on policy-making.  The discussion will be hosted in the über gracious home of GABC's Vice President in Weston, MA (just off the MassPike / Rt 128). We hope that guests will go home enriched --- with deep thoughts and new insights after an evening of good food and wine, and stimulating conversation.  This exclusive event is only open to GABC members and is not open to the general public. Pre-registration and ticket ($30) required. 

June 1, 2017
Annual European Food Festival & Networking Evening
This popular professional networking event features fare from European countries including Germany (of course!), France, Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden and Holland in the gorgeous ballroom of the Goethe Institute, a former Back Bay mansion. Join us for a summer evening on the terrace overlooking the Charles River and in the ballroom with your international friends. Special thanks to sponsors Karl's Sausage Kitchen and Paulaner / Hacker Pschorr!  $35 Members / $50 Non Members. Tickets and info at 

June 16, 2017
New Members Reception at GABC Board Member home
This is a private and exclusive reception with refreshments, drinks and good conversation for members who have joined GABC within the last 12 months.  Personal introductions will be facilitated at the event by members of the GABC Board of Directors and Executive Director.  We’ll gather in the lovely Back Bay home of a GABC Board Member. Weather permitting, we’ll find ourselves on the rooftop terrace with a stunning view of downtown Boston. No presentations, no panel discussions, just really getting to know other high level German and American professionals in a beautiful  environment full of warmth, good cheer, and good food over conversations both social and business.   Personal invitations will be sent to members who are eligible to attend.  Limited to 30 guests. Registration and payment ($30)  in advance required to secure a ticket.
Schwarzes Brett

Reception at German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) / May 22, 5:30-7:00 PM  
GALS invites you to a special reception to honor visiting​​​​​​​​ German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Minister Zypries and her delegation and to connect with other key GALS stakeholders, including members of the advisory council, our strategic & innovation partners, and current GALS portfolio companies. Location:  Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, in the Venture Café (5th floor). RSVP HERE. Questions? Contact

De Gruyter publishing house offers paid summer internship in Boston area

The independent academic publishing house headquartered in Berlin publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, medicine, natural sciences, and law along with more than 750 scholarly journals and a variety of digital media. 
This internship offers an introduction to a career in publishing from the point of view of key departments including Editorial, Marketing, Sales, Operations, and Data Management. More HERE

Working parents sought to fill out survey regarding work / home life balance for master thesis
Former Goethe-Institut colleague Gerrit Strack is conducting a study to identify some of the key factors that impact the quality of employees’ work and family lives. She seeks participants for an anonymous online survey. Click HERE for the survey, or contact Anne Gerrit Strack for more info.

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