With its large American community, Stuttgart is a place where German-American relations are cultivated on a daily basis. Many locals and Americans work on building bridges between the two cultures, either as part of their jobs or as volunteers. What are organizations and institutions that foster German-American relations and friendship? Who are the people behind them and how do they perceive this transatlantic relationship here in our city?
For this event, we will round up several people who are actively involved in fostering these intercultural relations for a discussion. The audience can join the conversation by asking questions during the Q&A.
Americans Among Us is a two-part series; the first part took place in the summer of 2021.
Moderated by: Jacob Sopiars
Jacob Sopiars is a former high school teacher in the United States who has lived in Stuttgart for almost 3 years. He was brought to Germany through an opportunity with his wife’s employer and having taught world geography, the move was an opportunity to put his teachings into practice by experiencing different cultures across the globe. He currently works for a sales organization but during his time in Stuttgart, he has participated in several events with the DAZ including presenting within the America Explained program and moderating a panel discussion during the 2020 Presidential Election.