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The Transatlantic Ties that Bind:

  Marshall Memorial Fellowship Turns 25, Ambassador Scharioth at DC Bash

TWIG - The German Marshall Fund of the United States celebrates a quarter century of stimulating intellectual exchange on March 8, when the GMF in Washington will honor "the past, present and future" of its Memorial Fellowship Program in a ceremony to be attended by German Ambassador to the United States Klaus Scharioth.

The commemorative event will feature prominent friends of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship program, MMF alumni and the Spring 2007 American and European Fellows. Along with Ambassador Scharioth, Ambassadors Friis Arne Petersen (Denmark), Jean-David Levitte (France) and Christiaan Kröner (The Netherlands) are also scheduled to join in the celebration, as are Members of Congress.

Founded in 1982, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship was created by the GMF to introduce a new generation of European leaders to America's institutions, politics, and people. From its roots in four countries — Denmark, France, Germany, and the Netherlands — the MMF program now draws Fellows from across the United States and from 21 European countries. In 1999, GMF launched a companion program to expose future US leaders to a changing and expanding Europe.

"Twenty-five years after the founding of the MMF program, we now have nearly 1,500 Fellows from across Europe and the United States. This network of leaders — representing the best and brightest in government, politics, business, journalism and the non-profit sector — continues to grow and thrive, and we look forward to celebrating the history of the MMF program throughout 2007," the GMF says in a statement.

The GMF is a non-partisan American public policy and grant making institution dedicated to promoting greater cooperation and understanding between the United States and Europe. Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has six offices in Europe: Berlin, Bratislava, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, and Ankara.
Republished with permission from "The Week in Germany"


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