Greetings to the Yale family in Germany!

The big news at Yale is, of course, the appointment of Maurie McInnis '96 PhD to serve as Yale's 24th president. You can read more about McInnis here.

In news closer to home, the Yale Club of Germany was able once again to sponsor a post-graduate stipend through the Bavarian American Academy for a very deserving student to spend time researching at Yale. Congratulations to Hanna Sophia Hörl (LMU München)!  Through the BAA, not only the Yale Club of Germany, but also the Harvard and Duke clubs sponsor stipends. In order to continue this wonderful tradition, we need to raise €2000 for next year. There are almost 700 members in Germany, so if we all donate the price of a coffee-to-go, we're there. If you are interested in supporting this fantastic program, please just put "BAA stipend" in the subject line of your (in Germany tax-deductible!) donation - and thank you!

We have an upcoming Stammtisch in Munich, and a few save-the-dates for Munich Dialogues on Democracy this fall. After the huge success last year of the Berlin gathering with the Oxford club and the recent joint Harvard/Yale reception in Munich - if you are interested in organizing a gathering in your town, either just for Yalies or with another club together, please reach out to me - I'm very happy to help organize and publicize. Email again is

Happy Summer to all - if you are soccer fan hope you can enjoy the festivities this month, and if you are not, I hope you can enjoy sun and fun with your friends and family.

Boola Boola,



Yale Club of Germany stipend

awarded to Hanna Sophia Hörl to research at

the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale

Sophia Hörl received her Bachelor's degree in North American studies, with a minor in languages (French and Spanish), literatures and cultures at LMU Munich in 2018. In 2021, she completed her Master's degree in "American history, culture, and society" at LMU's Amerika-Institut as well as the Environmental Studies Certificate Program at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. From 2017 to 2024, Sophia Hörl worked at the Rachel Carson Center as events and internship coordinator. Since April 2024, she has taken on a reaseach and teaching position at LMU's Amerika-Institut.


About the Project:

Sophia Hörl is currently pursuing her PhD at the Amerika-Institut with Prof. Dr. Christof Decker. The working title of her thesis is "Of Shamescapes and Otherwheres: Imagined spaces of (in)justice in African American fiction, art, and urban design since the 1960s." Her research interests are, among others, contemporary American literature, creative resistance and activism in the visual arts, banned books and censorship, modernist photography, and architecture. Her article on “Guerrilla Girls Artivism: The Mixed Blessing of ‘Mask-Ulinity’ and the Death of the Artist” was published in the collected volume Where My Girls at? Writings on Contemporary Feminist Art. Another article on "Contested Space and Creative Placemaking in Selected Projects by African American Artists Dread Scott and Theaster Gates" will be published in the edited volume Sense of Placing in 2024/25.

Congrations Sophia and thank you to all who support this stipend! 


Ivy Circle Q2 Stammtisch in Munich on June 28th

Join us and our fellow Ivy Circle alums for an evening of beer garden cheer at Wienerplatz. More information below and on our website here.


Munich Dialogues on Democracy Save-the-Dates!

On October 2nd we'll welcome Princeton's Jan-Werner Mueller back to Munich Dialogues for an evening about Populism and Polarization and the state of our politics.

There will be an Oktoberfest themed reception for all following the talk, and the next day is a holiday, so join us for politics and pretzels, sausages and statecraft!

Leading up the the elections in the United States, join us on October 18th for an evening with Cynthia Miller-Idress, Professor at the American University in Washington D.C. and author of Hate in the Homeland The New Global Far Right. 

Watch the Munich Dialogues on Democracy website for more information as it gets closer.

A reminder that these events are both live in-person and online, so you can join us from wherever you may be!


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)