September | 2020
AGP Interculturality and Multinational Organizations Event
Join us for a listening session about Interculturality and Multinational Organizations: 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm CST
via WebEx

Hosted by AGP Young Professionals

When organizations operate outside of their original country of incorporation, it requires interfacing, conforming and appealing to the local culture in the current country.

In this webinar, our guest panel from Mercedes-Benz U.S. International will share their experiences on benefits and obstacles along with the business and personal motivations found in a multicultural environment.  

Dankeschön to our PATRON Members:
By Michael Tomberlin, Alabama NewsCenter
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) in Tuscaloosa is among the first auto plants in the world to implement elements of Mercedes’ new MO360 digitized production system. Mercedes-Benz Cars Operations 360 (MO360) is being dubbed a “digital ecosystem” that uses a mix of software and hardware in all phases of the auto production process with the goal of improving efficiency and quality.

Airbus opens new education training center in Alabama
By Dennis Washington, Alabama NewsCenter
A new aerospace exhibition and education center is open in Mobile, giving teens and adults interested in aerospace careers a place to be inspired, educated and equipped with the knowledge they need to succeed.

Flight Works Alabama is a cooperative effort between the Airbus Foundation, the State of Alabama and a group of educational partners and commercial sponsors. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said the facility is an investment in the future.

UAH’s Meyer Gulledge wins Gilman Scholarship grant to study abroad
By University of Alabama in Huntsville
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

If you need a translation, Meyer Gulledge, a Chemical Engineering senior at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of The University of Alabama System, would certainly be able to help. Gulledge has been announced as the winner of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for 2020, and he has chosen to use this grant to study German abroad through the auspices of the language organization Institut für Internationale Kommunikation (IIK).

The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program administered by the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study programs worldwide. These grants enable students to select study-abroad programs where they can sharpen their skills and meet fellow scholars, as well as network overseas in their respective fields.

"U.S.-Germany: Strained Alliance", featuring German Ambassador Emily Haber

Did you missed the webinar "U.S. and Germany: Strained Alliance?" featuring German Ambassador Emily Haber? Watch the recording here.

Haber, Germany’s first female Ambassador to the United States, discussed the status of US-German relations, including recent developments. The conversation covered a wide range of topics on Germany, China, Russia, Europe, the US, and the world economy.

Hosted by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.
German American Trade Quarterly

The German American Chamber of Commerce has released the Q3 German American Trade Magazine:. 
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In Search of German Teacher for Vestavia Hills City School

Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia Hills, AL, is urgently looking for a German teacher for this school year (2020-21).

AGP Members in the News

Our AGP member Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority (TCIDA) have chosen their new executive director, Danielle Winnningham. Read Tuscaloosa News announcement here.
Walking your dog could become the law for German dog owners
By BBC News
Taking your dog for walks twice a day for at least an hour in total could soon become the law in Germany.

There could also be a ban on keeping dogs chained for long periods.Rules are also being devised to crack down on "puppy farms" by banning breeders from looking after more than three litters at any one time. "Pets are not cuddly toys, their needs have to be taken into account," Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner said about the planned changes.


How Well are European Countries Prepared for a New Pandemic?
Creditreform Rating AG has taken up the question of just how well European countries are prepared in the event of a new pandemic. The results have been presented in a new study. Germany enjoys the best outcome behind Luxembourg, with the second best overall result of -0.57. According to the study, Germany’s resilience is especially based in the following factors: labor market, healthcare system, and economic structure. GTAI's full story here.

Germany imposes tougher measures to curb coronavirus
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's 16 regional leaders have agreed to ban major public gatherings and impose a national fine for mask shirkers, as the country grapples with an increase in infections. Read the's full story here.


We have collected a list of resources that can provide information and assistance during these challenging times. You can find them on our website under Helpful Resources.

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