From Rebels to Democrats – A New Assessment of an Old Relationship.
 German-American Relations from 1848 to Today


From Rebels to Democrats – A New Assessment of an Old Relationship. German-American Relations from 1848 to Today GSI (Gustav-Stresemann-Institute e.V Bonn) Symposium Berlin, March 19, 2018 CDA Kent Logsdon Dr. h.c. Erik Bettermann (President, GSI), Dr. Ansgar Burghof (Director General, GSI), Dr. Darrel Colson (President of Wartburg College) State Council Ulrike Hiller (Plenipotentiary for ...
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The Future of War? War without Borders in the Cyber Realm

Transatlantic Cyber Dialogue — AICGS/Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung Berlin, March 15, 2018 CDA Kent Logsdon Flickr photo album Thank you, Dr. Janes, for inviting me to participate this evening. At the U.S. Mission in Germany, we have worked closely on numerous occasions with the Hans Seidel Stiftung and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. We appreciate the exceptional work you ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Visits the 52nd Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) in Berlin.

March 7-11, 2018. U.S. Embassy Berlin, spearheaded by Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service, hosted over 250 U.S. exhibitors during the largest travel and tourism show in the world, the 52nd Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) in Berlin. 170,000 visitors attended the five-day show, with approx. 110,000 trade visitors and 60,000 consumers.  On Friday, the Charge d’Affaires Kent ...
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TechForum: Journalism 2.0 (Heidelberg, Mar 3, 2018)

TechForum:  Journalism 2.0 Heidelberg, March 3, 2018 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Jakob, for giving me a few minutes to greet the participants of this ambitious and important forum.  I commend you all for giving up a weekend to discuss some of the most important issues affecting not only the future of journalism, but also ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Welcomes Super Return Conference Participants to the Embassy

The Embassy was delighted to partner again with distinguished U.S. investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith to bring together Americans and Europeans on the margins of this year’s Super Return International conference in Berlin, one of the world’s leading private equity / venture capital gatherings. Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon spoke about the importance of transatlantic ...
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2018 Munich Security Conference

From Friday until Sunday, more than 30 heads of state and government and over 100 cabinet ministers from across the globe came together at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) for discussions on major international security challenges. The United States of America was represented at the MSC 2018 with a wide-ranging delegation. It featured the following principals from different branches ...
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Secretary Tillerson Meets With U.S. Ambassadors and Chargé d’Affaires During a Regional Chiefs of Mission Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson poses for a photo with thirteen U.S. Ambassadors and Chargé d’Affaires during a regional Chiefs of Mission meeting in Paris, France on January 23, 2018. From left to right: Kent D. Logsdon (Charge d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy, Berlin), Lewis M. Eisenberg (U.S. Ambassador to the Italian Republic and Republic ...
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Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 9, 2018   A Message to U.S. Citizens from Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Kent Logsdon   You spoke and we listened!  Beginning January 10, the State Department is changing the way it communicates with you by making it easier to access clear, timely, and ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Remembers Victims as he Visits the Breitscheidplatz Memorial

Berlin, December 19, 2017. We join our German friends today in remembering the tragic attack on the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz a year ago today. While the intent of this event was evil, it also underscored the resilience and strength of the human spirit. Twelve people lost their lives that day, and 70 were wounded, ...
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Reception before the Lighting of a Menorah on Pariser Platz

 Reception before the Lighting of a Menorah on Pariser Platz Berlin, December 12, 2017 CdA Kent Logsdon   Good evening.  Rabbi Teichtal, we are honored to welcome with you so many friends from the Jewish community, the German government, and the diplomatic community to the Embassy to celebrate with us the first night of Hanukkah. ...
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Goose Dinner at American Chamber of Commerce

AmCham Goose Dinner Berlin, December 7, 2017 CdA Kent Logsdon It’s a pleasure to join you this evening at AmCham’s annual Goose Dinner. It’s the best kind of tradition – one that brings people together. Like most of us here this evening, I have strong personal connections to Germany. I did an exchange year at ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Rides the World AIDS Day Train in Berlin

December 1, 2017. Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon spoke at a World AIDS Day event at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz station celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the World AIDS Day partnership between S-Bahn Berlin and Berlin AIDS-Hilfe (BAH). Afterwards Chargé d’Affaires Logsdon traveled with local politicians and members of the Berliner AIDS Hilfe on a special S-Bahn train ...
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Showing of “Free to Rock” at Zoopalast

Showing of “Free to Rock” at Zoopalast Berlin, November 17, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Antje Lengsfeld, Yvonne Schrön and Wolfgang Els, thank you to everybody here at the ZooPalast for hosting Doug Yeager at this showing of his documentary film “Freedom to Rock.” Tim Hoffmann, I also would like to thank the Wacken Open Air ...
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Lions Club International (Berlin-Airport Club)

Lions Club International (Berlin-Airport Club) Berlin, November 13, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Ms. Lutter, thank you for your kind introduction, and thank you also to Mr. Schulz, for the invitation to join you this evening.  This summer, I had the pleasure of welcoming a group of participants in the International Lions Youth Exchange to the ...
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Keeping Transatlantic Trade & Investment on a Sustainable Footing 11th Transatlantic Business Conference

As prepared for delivery Keeping Transatlantic Trade & Investment on a Sustainable Footing 11th Transatlantic Business Conference Next Steps: Cooperation & Prosperity in the Transatlantic Marketplace Frankfurt/Main, October 26, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Olaf Gersemann. Bernhard Mattes, President AmCham Germany Eveline Metzen, Dieter Kempf, President, BDI Ministerin Zypries, John Boehner, AmCham members, Ladies ...
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CdA Kent Logsdon and other Foreign Policy Experts Discuss State of Transatlantic Ties

To mark the launch of the Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative (BBTI), Chargé d’Affaires  Kent Logsdon  and Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations and Executive Director of the McCain Institute Kurt Volker joined Transatlantic Coordinator Jürgen Hardt, Constanze Stelzenmüller (Brookings), and Jan Techau (Holbrooke Forum/American Academy Berlin) in Berlin October 24 to discuss the path ahead ...
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The Fault Lines of Democracy: Conversations, Contestations and Cross-Cultural Comparisons

10th Anniversary of the Graduate School of North American Studies at the Free University Berlin Anniversary Conference Theme:  The Fault Lines of Democracy: Conversations, Contestations and Cross-Cultural Comparisons Berlin, October 20, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Professor Hoffmann-Holland, Ambassador Dion, Professor Haselstein, Professor Fluck, congratulations to you, the entire faculty and staff, the students and the ...
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Transatlantic Youth Conference Honoring the 100th Birthday of President John F. Kennedy

Transatlantic Youth Conference Honoring the 100th Birthday of President John F. Kennedy Berlin, October 17, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Britta Weck. Thomas Liljeberg-Markuse (Managing Director, FEZ-Berlin), Bernd Grospitz, (Assistant Director, FEZ-Berlin), Michael Kunsmann (Program Manager, FEZ-Berlin), I would like to thank FEZ-Berlin for your hospitality.  We have worked with you before.  It’s always ...
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Grand Opening of IBM’s Global Government Industry Lab

Grand Opening of IBM’s Global Government Industry Lab at the Watson Industry of Things Innovation Center Munich, October 11, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Sanjay Brahmawar (General Manager, Watson IoT).  It is a pleasure and a privilege to join you here today at the Watson Industry of Things Innovation Center.  The addition of a ...
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Celebrating 25 Years of U.S. – German Diplomatic Exchange

On September 14, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Kent D. Logsdon hosted a panel discussion, followed by a reception, at the U.S. Embassy in honor of 25 years of the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellowship (TDF) exchange program between the German Foreign Ministry and the U.S. Department of State. Moderated by the executive director of the Aspen Institute in ...
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Chargé Logsdon Speaks at Startupnight Opening

Kent Logsdon, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., spoke at the opening event of Startupnight which is one of Europe’s largest start-up events connecting start-ups with corporations, investors, and potential customers. Organizers for this year’s event reported over 5,000 participants and over 250 start-ups from around the world, across sectors including mobility, energy, communication, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented ...
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Startupnight Berlin

Startupnight Berlin Berlin, September 8, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Cem Erguen-Müller, for giving me the chance to welcome you all to Berlin’s Startupnight – one of the biggest start-up events in Europe. Mark Nietwetberg, Deutsche Telekom is a great location for this program. The evening is just getting started, but Cem, I would ...
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Opening of the 56th Annual German-American Volksfest

Opening of the 56th Annual German-American Volksfest Berlin, July 21, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Herr Wollenschlaeger, District Mayor Angelika Schöttler, [TBD: Member of Berlin House of Representatives], Marcus Thieme, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to celebrate with you the opening of the annual German-American Volksfest. For 56 years, the Volksfest has brought ...
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Dancing to Connect for Refugee Integration

Dancing to Connect for Refugee Integration Freiburg, July 18, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Vielen Dank Friederike.  Ich möchte mich auch beim großartigen Team des Deutsch-Amerikanischen Instituts bedanken, das sich so unermüdlich für den Erfolg dieses neuen Dancing-to-Connect-Projektes eingesetzt hat.  Ein ganz besonderer Dank geht an Uta Schröder, die diese Veranstaltung koordiniert und organisiert hat.  Man ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig Celebrated the 241st Anniversary of America’s Independence

On July 11th,  Leipzig’s newly designated Consul General Tim Eydelnant celebrated the 241st anniversary of America’s Independence with over 350 guests including local government and business leaders, and friends of the United States from throughout the consular district. The festivities included remarks by Timothy Eydelnant as well as Kent D. Logsdon, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. ...
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World Refugee Day/ McDonald’s Award

World Refugee Day/ McDonald’s Award Berlin, June 20, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Last year, McDonalds Deutschland was honored with  one of the U.S. State Department’s highest commendations — the Award for Corporate Excellence in recognition of its programs to help refugees integrate into German society and the German economy.  There was an official ceremony at ...
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Opening of Africa Cup Soccer Tournament an der Gail S. Halvorsen School

Opening of Africa Cup Soccer Tournament an der Gail S. Halvorsen School Berlin, 15. Juni 2017 Geschäftsträger ad interim Kent Logsdon Thank you, Principal Kathrin Röschel, I attended your soccer tournament last year and I am honored to be back for your Africa Cup this year.  Soccer is truly a global phenomenon. Like any sport, ...
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RIAS Berlin Commission’s Annual Awards Ceremony

RIAS Berlin Commission’s Annual Awards Ceremony Berlin, June 12, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Petra Gute. Erik Kirschbaum, all the best in your new role as Executive Director of the RIAS Commission.  You have some big shoes to fill.  Rainer Hasters has done a fantastic job. Dr. Willi Steul, thank you for your hospitality ...
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A Day in Brandenburg with Chargé Logsdon

School and vocational education were at the heart of the tour in the Brandenburg towns of Ludwigsfelde and Lückenwalde undertaken by Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon on June 9th. See Flickr album for more photos: Checkout Storify for the social media compilation of the trip: https://storify.com/usbotschaft/bildungsreise-durch-brandenburg Chargé Logsdon’s remarks in Zeuthen (in German)
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Opening of Anti-Human Trafficking Exhibition

Opening of Anti-Human Trafficking Exhibition Berlin, May 30, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon   Deputy Police President Margarete Koppers, it is an honor to join you today. Human trafficking is an issue that countries around the world face – including in my country, and here in yours.  The notion of modern-day slavery is one that touches ...
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Delta Air Lines Inaugural Flight Event Berlin: Berlin Tegel to New York JFK

Delta Air Lines Inaugural Flight Event Berlin: Berlin Tegel to New York JFK Berlin Tegel Airport, May 26, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Meine sehr verehrten Damen und Herren, ich freue mich, anlässlich des erneuten Delta-Direktflugangebotes von Berlin nach New York, heute bei Ihnen sein zu können. I am delighted to join you today to for ...
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“Quo vadis Arctic? Arctic Cooperation in Times of Global Change”

Arctic Council Handover Event: “Quo vadis Arctic? Arctic Cooperation in Times of Global Change” Berlin, May 22, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Welcome to our Embassy. Last week, the U.S. hosted the 10th Arctic Council Foreign Ministerial in Fairbanks, Alaska, at which Secretary Rex Tillerson handed over the two-year chairmanship of the Council to Finland. We ...
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Transatlantic Innovation Trends – How to Inspire a Culture of Opportunity

Transatlantic Innovation Trends – How to Inspire a Culture of Opportunity 114th AmCham Annual Membership Meeting Frankfurt, May 19, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon   Thank you, Bernhard Mattes, Eveline Metzen. Honorary President Fred Irwin. Ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor to greet the members of the American Chamber of Commerce at this your 114th ...
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The Governors of Kentucky, South Dakota and Oklahoma Visit Germany

Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon welcomed Governors Matt Bevin from Kentucky, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota on their visit to the U.S. Embassy in Berlin to hear from Embassy experts on German approaches to training and apprenticeships as they look to attract investment from Germany and other European countries to their states.  The governors ...
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ITB Berlin

March 8-12, 2017. Over 200 U.S. exhibitors from 43 states exhibited in the Brand USA Pavilion during the largest travel and tourism show in the world, the 51st Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) in Berlin. 169,000 visitors attended the five day show, with approx. 109,000 trade visitors and 60,000 consumers. On Friday the Chargé d’ Affaires ...
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Kent Logsdon visited the USA Pavilion at FRUIT LOGISTICA

On February 9, 2017, Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon visited the USA Pavilion at the 25th annual FRUIT LOGISTICA trade show in Berlin. FRUIT LOGISTICA has grown to the world’s largest trade show for fruits, vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, and associated equipment and services.  In 2017, the show attracted more than 70,000 trade visitors from ...
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Chargé d’Affaires hosted the U.S. Embassy’s intercultural celebration

The vision of civil rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the vibrancy of Black History Month were alive at the U.S. Embassy’s intercultural celebration hosted by Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon and Cultural Affairs Officer Michelle Logsdon on February 2.  Approximately 100 distinguished German religious, government, and civil society leaders attended the event.  In ...
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