Dear fellow Berlin Yalies,

If you missed our last get-together at TUMO (thanks Pawel for the great tour and all others for the good conversation!), there's another chance to meet other Yalies coming up: Richard Karty (YSE/FES '06) who is an urban ecologist will give us a short walking tour of an innovative water management facility on the Spree close to the Oberbaumbrücke. Afterwards, we'll head to a nearby cafe to continue the conversations.

Also, the Yale Spizzwinks will be in town May 30 - June 1 and are grateful for any spare couches or guest rooms... If you can help out with hosting, please contact their tour manager Adam directly.

Hope to see many of you soon!

Hans Christian Siller
GSAS '12 (Political Science)

Yes, raw sewage really is released into the Spree on a regular basis. A short tour on Berlin's water pollution and the climate crisis with Richard Karty (FES PhD 06)

Yes, raw sewage really is released into the Spree on a regular basis.

A short tour on Berlin's water pollution and the climate crisis with Richard Karty (FES PhD 06)

Did you know that when you flush your toilet in Berlin, the waste flows untreated into the Spree or another waterway on average one day per week, if you live in the S-Bahn ring? The Landwehrkanal alone receives enough raw sewage annually to fill its entire length twice over.

Please join Yale Club Germany on June 7, 6:30 for a brief tour led by Richard Karty (YSE, the school formerly known as FES, PhD 06) of a new kind of facility that could reduce the sewage overflows - with a side benefit of responding to the city's insatiable demand for space for recreation and cafes - and for an overview of Berlin's truly one-of-a-kind (and not in a good way) water system. The engineer who designed the structure will be present.

We'll meet at the installation which is on the Spree waterfront (nearest U-Bahn Warschauer Strasse) and after the talk/discussion move to a nearby cafe.

We need an accurate head count for the cafe reservation so please RSVP to by June 3 and we'll reply with the meeting point.

Read more about Richard's work at

Read more.


The Yale Club of Germany e.V.


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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.

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:

Payee: Yale Club e.V.
IBAN: DE36830654080005217610
Bank: VR-Bank Altenburger Land eG

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)