Dear Members of the Yale Community in Germany,

The summer sunshine has arrived in Germany, and the Covid numbers are going in the right direction. We hope you are well and looking forward to some fun activities/trips/get-togethers with your friends and family. Here is a quick update of what is going on in our community this summer and a teaser for September.

Every single event below is made possible by the support of our community. While we do not have dues for our members, if you have donated this year, a huge thank you for making all of this possible. If you have not, we hope you might consider supporting our activities. All donations are tax-deductible in Germany.

If you are on Facebook, consider joining our Yale Club of Germany group for updates. And since the beer garden season is upon us, don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to host a spontaneous Yale Stammtisch in your city!

Boola Boola!


Our Congratulations! 

Bettina Huber receives

Bavarian American Academy Yale Fellowship 2021

Through the long-lasting relationship between the BAA and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, led by director and Pulitzer Prize winner Prof. David W. Blight, we are happy to announce that  Bettina Huber has been awarded this year's Yale University post-graduate research fellowship.

Bettina Huber is currently working on her PhD thesis with the tentative title “Perpetrator or Victim? Challenging (Self)Representations of U.S. Veterans Suffering from PTSD” in which she analyzes the representation of post-traumatic stress disorder in self life narratives of US veterans who served during the War on Terror. By exploring these texts in the context of cultural productions about the idealized soldier, she applies theories from the fields of masculinity studies, critical whiteness studies, and trauma studies to examine the identity (re)constructions of these veterans and asks questions about the moral implications of personal trauma in the discourses surrounding individual and collective guilt.

Bettina Huber, who is a research assistant at American Studies at the University of Passau, will receive €2,000 for travel and accommodation costs and she will visit Yale as soon as the pandemic regulations allow it. The fellowship includes intensive cooperation with faculty and staff of the Gilder Lehrman Center and access to all campus libraries.

The Yale Club of Germany is proud to support this fellowship with donations from our members. Your generosity makes this exchange possible and make a real difference in the possibilities for incredible talent from Germany to benefit from time at Yale as well as contribute to the diversity there. We hope to be able to continue to support this program going forward - Thank you for your support!

We wish Bettina Huber an enlightening stay, good luck for her research project, and look forward to a reception to hear all about it when she returns.

About Bettina Huber

Bettina Huber finished her M.A. in American Studies at the University of Regensburg in 2017 and is currently teaching American Studies courses at the University of Passau in Germany, where she is a research assistant at the Professorship for American Studies. Her research focuses on the negotiations of identities and the challenges of perpetrator traumas in life narratives of US soldiers. Her research interests include gender studies, trauma studies, life narrative studies, and the US military. Her articles have been published, among others, in the Journal New Horizons in English Studies and in the COPAS Journal.


Speaking of the Gilder Lehrman Center...

We hope you enjoyed the Munich Dialogues on Democracy event with Professor David Blight in May.

If you missed this fantastic evening, grab your beverage of choice and head to YouTube to watch it at your convenience HERE.

A message to the Yale community in Germany from Prof. Blight:

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale is now in its twenty-third year.  We were the pioneering such center on this vast historical and contemporary topic in the world.  Our funding is now coming to a close due to the recent death of Richard Gilder, Yale '54.  As director now for seventeen years I have been given the task of raising as much funding as I can from friends and supporters before expecting the University to step in later down the road.  If any Yale alums or others are interested in supporting work at Yale and out in the world for social justice about race, slavery, and history more generally, we are the place to start.  I welcome all inquires or questions about our mission and our many activities.
- David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History and Director, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, Yale University.
See my website at

The Gilder Lehrman Center puts out a weekly newsletter on all matters around the globe on issues of race, slavery, abolition and their legacies. Their work is incredibly relevant to what is going on in so many places around the world - have a look at the latest newsletter HERE.






Joins us  for an evening with the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, Jason Stanley. This event will be virtual, no registration required. 

June 28th, 7pm CEST, more information HERE



We are thrilled to welcome back award winning author and Roger Williams Strauss Professor of Social Sciences at Princeton Jan-Werner Mueller to discuss his new book, and  we have high hopes to host this event as a hybrid in person/online evening, complete with a cocktail reception with Prof. Mueller. 

September 30th, 7pm CEST, more information HERE

As the corona virus hopefully becomes more manageable, we will be going back to more in-person events and receptions at Munich Dialogues on Democracy. Travel and accommodation for the speakers, catering after the event, and the website hosting is made possible 100% by tax-deductible donations. Please consider joining the community of supporters so that we can keep hosting these events. Thanks!


The Yale Club of Germany e.V.


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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 contact 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, please contact the club board.


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 following account and be sure to include your email address so we can send you your tax-deductible donation receipt:

Bank (Kreditinstitut des Begünstigten): n26 Bank
Payee (Begünstigter): Hans Christian Siller
IBAN: DE76 1001 1001 2621 3219 84

For any question regarding contributions, please contact our Treasurer, Hans Christian Siller.

Club Officers


Bartley Großerichter (Yale College ’88)


Hans Christian Siller (GSAS ’12)


Alexander Schmitt Glaeser (LLM ’89)


Rebecca Haltzel-Haas (Yale College ’90)


Jana Striezel (LLM ’02)