Dear Members of the Yale family in Germany,

In May I was able to attend my 35th reunion at Yale. The weather was glorious and I had a wonderful time catching up with old friends and meeting a surprising number of new ones. From authors, poets and playwrites to university presidents, from an AP photographer to a Houston city council member, investment bankers who are also woodworking and lawyers running non-profits, consultants who played music and actors who also run camps for kids, PTA volunteers and doctors on the cutting edge of ebola research. I was reminded just how much fun it is to hang out with Yalies!

On that note, if you are in Frankfurt this Thursday, join us for a Stammtisch at the Fichtekränzi, one of Frankfurt's oldest apple wine pubs. Please RSVP so we can reserve a table:


A save-the-date for Munich: Join us on October 26th for an evening with David Frum '82. 

David Frum is a writer at The Atlantic magazine and the author of many books, two dealing with the Trump presidency: the 2018 New York Times bestseller, Trumpocracy – The Corruption of the American Republic and Trumpocalypse – Restoring American Democracy, published in 2020. From 2001-2002, he served as a special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush during and after the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

Frum earned a Bachelor and a Master of Arts in history at Yale (TD class of ’82), then a Doctor of Law degree at Harvard, where he served as president of the Harvard chapter of the Federalist society. He taught history Yale in 1986-87. He is a recognized intellectual leader of the American conservative movement and was one of the first and foremost conservative Republicans to sound the alarm about the challenges posed by the Trump presidency. 

With Trump under several federal indictments, what can we expect from him and his MAGA movement? And what are the odds that there will be a second Trump presidency? Do his challengers have a chance? Join us to discuss the state of the race.

This event will be live in Munich with a reception following the talk.

7pm, Amerikahaus Munich, Karolinenplatz 3, 80333 Munich

A YouTube link will be available to watch live on-line closer to the date. Watch this space or the Munich Dialogues on Democracy website.


As always, if you would like to organize a get-together in your town, we are happy to help get the word out. Have a fun summer and hope to see you at an upcoming event!

Boola Boola,



The Yale Club of Germany e.V.


• For up-to-date event information, join our Facebook group.

If you have event ideas, would like to get involved in club activites, 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 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.

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)