News from the YaleClub Germany


Dear friends,

thanks to the initiative of two NRW alums (thank you, Jens and Jan!), we have a brand new North-Rhine-Westphalia meet-up coming up on April 28!

Thanks to our Ivy Circle friends, we have more interesting events coming up:

• a roundtable talk on transatlantic relations, TOMORROW, April 17 in Berlin

• a cold war bunker tour in Stuttgart, this Saturday, April 21 in Stuttgart

• a symposium on Artificial Intelligence, June 8-10 in Munich


Hans Christian Siller

Rheinland/NRW - Yale Alumni Event – Kick-off

Rheinland/NRW - Yale Alumni Event – Kick-off

Dear Yale Alumni,

Let’s bring together all Yalies in North Rhine-Westphalia!

We would like to invite you to the first Yale Alumni Event in NRW on 04/28/2018 in Düsseldorf. Let’s meet for a casual dinner and some drinks at The View – feel free to bring your family, too!

With this first event we would like to connect Yale Alumni in the west of Germany. Maybe we can plan future events and activities like the regional chapters in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, and Munich.

Please forward this invitation to other Yale alums you know.

We hope you will join us.


Date: 04/28/2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: The View – Skylounge & Bar
Speditionstraße 9
40221 Düsseldorf

Very Best,
Jens & Jan

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Hertie School Berlin: Germany. America. France.

Germany. America. France. What is the state of relations among Germany’s most important partners, a year after the inauguration of President Donald Trump and President Emmanuel Macron? Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 pm Location: Institut français Berlin, (Kurfürstendamm 211, 10719 Berlin – Salle ‘Boris Vian’) One year ago, the alumni associations of Columbia University, the Hertie School of Governance and Sciences Po Paris organized the event for the first time. Back then, it was two months after the inauguration of US President Donald Trump and two months before the first round of the presidential elections in France. Many things have happened in the meantime on the German, European and global level. It is time to evaluate and raise the same question: How good are Germany’s relations with its most important partners today? In terms of America, a key question last year was Germany’s diplomatic ‘access’ to the new administration and President Trump’s remarks on NATO. Whereas security remains a field of cooperation, the Trump administration fundamentally changed its foreign policy in the Middle East by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The US also withdrew from the Paris climate agreement and the President announced steep corporate tax cuts with tangible results. All this led the German government to start looking for additional partners outside the administration. Looking at France, it was the right-wing Front National party that hung over last year’s elections like a sword of Damocles. Emmanuel Macron has become the new President. French-German relations have had a long-awaited revival. Together, President Macron wants to push forward the European integration. Both partners also increased their common steps in another part of the world, Africa, by supporting a new anti-terrorism mission of five Sahel countries. At home, the President tries to realize the economic reforms he announced. Can he live up to his promises? Are the renewed French-German relations more than a honeymoon? And Germany? Unexpectedly, the stronghold of stability has become the point of attention in Europe. The discussion on April 17 could not be timelier. As last year, our guests will be:

• Jürgen Hardt (Transatlantic Coordinator of the German government)

•  Dr. Ronja Kempin (Senior Fellow, SWP – German Institute for International and Security Affairs)

•  Melissa Eddy, Berlin Correspondent, The New York Times will host the talk

 This event is free of charge. To register, please send an email to:

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Stuttgart: Cold War Bunker Tour and come-together lunch (Ivy Circle)

Stuttgart: Cold War Bunker Tour and come-together lunch (Ivy Circle)

The MIT Club of Germany cordially invites club members, MIT alumni and friends to a regional event
in Stuttgart:

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

1) Cold War Bunker Tour

Location: Entrance train station “Feuerbach”, 70469 Stuttgart
Meeting: 10:45 am (tour starts at 11 am). Tour will be in German!
Duration: 75 min, cost: 8€
More information:

2) Lunch at the restaurant „Wichtel“

Location: Stuttgarter Str. 21, 70469 Stuttgart (in walking distance from the bunker tour)
Meeting: 12:30 pm, cost: self-paid
Please register @ this link or
RSVP to Alexandra Rosman (, Phone: +49. (0)176. 10512277)
by March 31st including if you want to join 1) & 2) or only for one part 1) or 2).

We look forward to seeing you in April (number of tickets is limited – so be fast :)

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Symposium on: Artificial Intelligence - A Smarter New World. Opportunities and Challenges (MIT Club of Germany / Ivy Circle)

Keynote speakers:

• Sherri Thomas - Head of Watson Internet of Things Global Headquarters IBM München

• John D Vasquez - IBM Senior Software Architect Internet of Things Division

• Dr. Alexander Hüttenbrink - Geschäftsführer Kinexon Industries GmbH

Date: Friday – Sunday, June 8th – 10th, 2018
Location: IBM Watson IoT Center Munich
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Strasse 6
80807 Munich

How do Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence change our lives?
Join us for a weekend in Munich to hear from and discuss with high-ranking symposium speakers about the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the opportunities related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), and to meet new and old friends from MIT and related universities.

We look forward to seeing you in Munich!
The MIT Club of Germany e.V.

Event contacts:
• Andreas Straube, Email:
• Richard Geibel, Email:

For event details, event schedule, registration and pricing info, see the full invitation (pdf): MIT 2018 Artificial Intelligence Symposium Munich.pdf

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The Yale Club of Germany e.V.

Are you a current/past student/scholar/faculty member or friend of Yale and temporarily or permanently based in Germany? We are here to connect Yalies in Germany. We organize social and cultural and community service events, and we interview German applicants to Yale.

If you are an alumnus of any Yale school, a current Yale student or scholar spending time in Germany, or a friend of Yale, you are automatically considered a club member.

Stay in touch

For up-to-date event information, join to our Facebook group and subscribe to the Yale Club’s newsletter. If you need to change your address, or wish to unsubscribe from the newsletter list, please contact Lutz.

Local club events

In addition to one-time social and cultural events, there are regular Stammtisch meetups taking place in Frankfurt – and we are in the process of organizing local meetups in BerlinMunich and Hamburg.

Get involved

If you have ideas for events, or are running an event of interest to our members, let us know!


The Yale Club is always looking for alumni to interview local high-school students who are applying to Yale College. If you would like to help out or learn more, please click here to e-mail our ASC director, Rebecca Haltzel-Haas.

Yale Book Award

If you interested in presenting the Yale Book Award at a high school in your area, click here to let David Ilten know.

Yale Club of Germany Prize

We are in the “quiet phase” of a long-term program to raise at least €20,000, with an eventual goal of €100,000, to endow this award for presentation to exceptional high school students in Germany who have been accepted to Yale. If you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute to this worthy effort, please click here to let David Ilten know. Meanwhile, thanks to those who have contributed recently!


The Club does not assess dues, but asks its members to make an modest annual contribution (€20 suggested, but any amount is welcome) to help fund Club activities such as the Yale Book Award.

To contribute, please arrange a bank transfer (Überweisung) to the Yale Club’s account.

Account details:

Bank (Kreditinstitut des Begünstigten)Degussa Bank, Frankfurt
Payee (Begünstigter): Yale Club e.V.
IBAN: DE45500107000000221278

If you have questions or need a receipt for the Finanzamt, please contact our Treasurer, Hans Christian Siller (contact details above).


Club Officers


David Ilten (Yale College ’60)
Tel. 069 622680 (Frankfurt)
davidfilten  at


Hans Christian Siller (GSAS ’12)
Tel. 0178 1345800 (Berlin/Neubrandenburg)
chris.siller at


Laura Sprague Sudhaus (Yale College ’88)
Tel. 06198 501700 (Eppstein)
laura.sprague  at


Rebecca Haltzel-Haas (Yale College ’90)
Tel. 069 9550 2660 (Frankfurt)
haltzel-haas  at