News from the YaleClub Germany


Dear friends,

• we have a number of exciting club events coming up soon - see below for details!

• €500 essay prize! 

Bartley has done some incredible work in Munich to put together a new lecture series - the Munich Dialogues on Democracy. The first lecture with Anne Applebaum is coming up already Monday Nov 5th. Please note the changed location - the event will now take place in the main lecture hall of the university (E120, Große Aula).

Hans Christian Siller
Treasurer, GSAS '12


Yale Club of Germany 500€ Essay Prize 2018-19

• Call for essay prize submissions
• Call for selection committee

The Yale Club of Germany is once again sponsoring an essay contest for current Yale students and recent graduates (last five years).

All current Yale students from Germany or recent graduates (2012- 2015) residing in Germany are invited to participate by submitting a short personal essay answering the question “What Yale Means to Me” or “The Ties that Bind (Yale-Germany).” Submissions should be written in English or German, typed (12-pt. font, double-spaced), and no more than 500 words in length. Essays will be evaluated based on coherence, organization and relevance to the topic chosen.

Submissions should be emailed to the Yale Club of Germany’s Secretary: laura.sprague(at) The deadline for submission is December 31, 2018.

We are seeking alumni residing in Germany willing to serve as members of the selection committee. If you are interested, please contact Laura Sprague: laura.sprague(at)

The winner of the 500€ prize will be announced on February 1, 2019.

Democracy and Disinformation - Understanding our New Normal. With Anne Applebaum

Democracy and Disinformation - Understanding our New Normal. With Anne Applebaum

The Yale Club of Germany Speakers Series "Munich Dialogues on Democracy" "Democracy and Disinformation - Understanding our New Normal" with Anne Applebaum

Please note the change in location (now in main lecture hall!)
E120 (Große Aula)/Hauptgebäude
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Anne Applebaum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, journalist and commentator on geopolitics.

Informed by her expertise in Europe and her years of international reporting, Applebaum shares perspectives on, as well as implications of, today’s volatile world events through the lenses of world history and the contemporary political landscape. As technology allows a new scale of media manipulation to authoritarian governments and changes the tenor of political discourse, she scrutinizes the misinformation, propaganda and criminal exploitation that influence global affairs.

From Syrian refugees to Putin’s disinformation narratives, from financial crises to responding to terrorism, from government corruption to Trump’s game-changing campaign language and attitudes towards allies, Applebaum provides both background and up-to-the minute insights that are vital to understanding the risks and opportunities of today’s global political and economic climate.

The first in a new Yale Club of Germany e.V. Speakers Series Dialogues on Democracy with special thanks to the MIS Foundation.

Welcome remarks:
Dr. Andreas Etges, Amerika-Institut, LMU
Bartley Großerichter, Yale Club of Germany, Munich Chapter, Founder Dialogues on Democracy

Registration is mandatory. Click here to register

See also the event info at the Amerikahaus website

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Hamburg: IvyCircle November Stammtisch

Hamburg: IvyCircle November Stammtisch

Ihr seid herzlich zum nächsten Hamburger IvyCircle Stammtisch eigeladen!

RSVP requested, not required to

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"Hab ich dein Ohr nur..." Concert with Alumn Verena Sennenkamp

"Hab ich dein Ohr nur..." Concert with Alumn Verena Sennenkamp

Verena Sennekamp (Yale School of Music) will be playing in a concert introducing a very interesting composer to the audience: Dora Pejacevic, a Croation noblewomen who wrote absolutely stunning and beautiful chamber music. She was also part of a circle of friends that included Rainer Maria Rilke and Karl Kraus. There will be poems and some texts by those two writers as well.

To reserve tickets, write
To meet beforehand, write

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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