Many German companies have international locations. A good knowledge of German will boost your chances of a career with a German company in your country.
New York (dpa) - German foreign minister Heiko Maas called for the UN Security Council to give greater attention to the link between climate change and international peace and security. “Climate change is real, it is having a global impact and it is increasingly becoming a threat to international peace and security. This is why the debate about the political consequences of climate change belongs here - the security council,” Maas said.
If you had told me a few years ago that I'd be standing on a red carpet in Germany, just an arm's length away from celebrities like Casey Affleck, Andie MacDowell and Juliette Binoche, I would have laughed. While I am from the USA — land of Hollywood, glitz and glamour — I am more specifically from Ohio, which rarely sees A-list celebrities (with the exception of the occasional Fast and Furious or Avengers movie being filmed in Cleveland). To be quite honest, I did not think that moving to Berlin, Germany would increase my chances of being star-struck.
If you’re interested in Germany, you may already know the cross-media publication Facts about Germany. The handbook and associated portal www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/en bring you the latest statistics, facts and information about Germany – in 14 languages. Here you’ll find an overview on the state and politics, the economy, education and research, culture, media and society.
Ms Wulf, what fascinates you about Alexander von Humboldt? His life reads like an adventure novel. Alexander von Humboldt was inquisitive, adventurous, far-sighted and indefatigable – the perfect protagonist for a biography. And if you write about an explorer, you naturally have to travel a lot too – all in the name of research. I’ve never had as much fun writing a book as I had writing the two Humboldt books.
The world is in crisis — and the US is only making things worse. That's the bold verdict of the Munich Security Report (MSR), released on Monday ahead of this week's Munich Security Conference, the annual gathering for leading representatives of all the major powers. US Vice President Mike Pence, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and Chancellor Angela Merkel will be among the 100 ministers from across the world expected to discuss growing global instability.
What are the stumbling blocks when you are learning German? Abdullah doesn’t have to think long about it: "The separable verbs like aufmachen (opening), zumachen (closing), ausmachen (switch off). And that their prefixes turn up somewhere in the back of the sentence. For example, ’Das Geschäft macht erst heute Nachmittag um drei Uhr wieder auf’ (The shop won’t open again until three this afternoon).“ A small consolation for the Afghan student and everyone else who is learning German: this pitfall of the German language already plagued the famous American writer Mark Twain.
Twice a year, the whole world looks to Munich – during the Oktoberfest and the security conference. But the Bavarian capital has much more to offer. The locals know that anyway, and the British magazine Monocle has confirmed their flair for these things in 2018, naming Munich the "most liveable city in the world". The many green, cosy beer gardens, clean subways and the proximity to the Alps make for an irresistible combination. And oh yes, the city also has a pretty well-known football club.
The European Union integration effort has not failed, despite Brexit and recent disagreements between Germany and France. That message will be demonstrated at the 2019 Munich Security Conference (MSC), says Wolfgang Ischinger, MSC head and a former German ambassador to the UK and the US.
Perhaps you have often wondered what causes the conflicts that we hear about on the news over the years. What makes tensions escalate into wars? How is a compromise negotiated? How can peace be restored? If you are concerned with such questions, Peace and Conflict Studies might be the right course of study for you.