American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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Alexander von Humboldt - Foundation

Alumni Events

AvH Colloquium in Washington, D.C. March 2 – 4, 2017

With Colloquium, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sought to recognize the profound expertise of the Humboldt community in the United States, bringing members of the network from different fields and generations together for a dialogue on key topics of international cooperation and internationalization: How do Humboldt fellows and award winners engage in international collaboration? How do they think about these collaborations in the larger context of institutional and political debates over internationalization in the United States and Germany? How can research institutions, organizations, and communities on both sides of the Atlantic benefit from the expertise of the Humboldt Network as they face the opportunities and challenges of globalization?

The conference provided an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of these questions in conjunction with exchanges over current research activities and collaborations. Participants were invited to share their expertise in different formats (plenary sessions, workshops, poster sessions, etc.) and to establish, renew, and deepen their ties with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the U.S. Humboldt community, and other guests. Since there are currently more than 5,000 Humboldtians in the United States, we extended personal invitations to a selected group of Humboldt fellows and award winners, aimed to receive positive responses from approximately 200 participants who reflected the disciplinary, regional, and generational diversity of the Humboldt community.

Dr. Enno Aufderheide
Secretary General of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

To access photos from the event and to keep in touch with other Colloquium attendees, join the Colloquium Humboldt Life group. 

Alumni Council & Humboldtians on Campus Breakout Meeting at the Colloquium in Washington, D.C. March 4, 2017

On March 4, 2017, Cathleen Fisher, Dale Medearis, and Alan Organschi led a breakout meeting of 27 Alumni Council members, Humboldtians on Campus, and alumni. The meeting provided alumni, Alumni Council members, and HoCs the opportunity to meet face-to-face and to exchange ideas on concrete ways to engage US Humboldtians in activities that provide value to alumni, raise the profile of the Foundation’s programs, and advance scientific and professional exchanges with Germany. The discussion was largely led by current HoCs, who exchanged their experiences with and ideas for expanding engagement among current and prospective Humboldtians in their networks.

For more information on the Humboldtians on Campus program, please click here!

  • American Friends staff at the Colloquium registration table Copyright: Jerry Frishman