A Forum for Public Debate
As a forum for public debate, the HCA facilitates communication among academia and the general public as well as between the business community, the political sphere, and the media. In its forum function, the HCA presents current research in the field of American Studies to the public, most notably through lecture series and its Baden-Württemberg Seminar.
In addition, it organizes individual lectures on the United States, high-profile keynote addresses on the U.S. and transatlantic affairs, debates and panel discussions. Strongly believing that mutual respect and consideration can only be achieved through open-minded but critical debate, the HCA wants to establish a venue for dialogue and discussion that enhances the understanding of the United States in Germany.