RBFAA Winter 2016 Newsletter
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What a year!

It's been a very busy few months for Bosch alumni! In this issue you'll find updates on recent and upcoming regional events, alumni projects funded by the Stiftung, as well as an important fundraising message. 
Happy holidays,
Cameron McCosh, Communications Chair
Shannan Buckley, Program Intern

Regional Event Calendar

Recent Events
Brexit and Its Implications - October 6, Washington, DC
Berlin Election Event - November 3, Berlin
Europe's Refugee Crisis as a Crisis for German Justice - October 19, Lexington, VA
Transatlantic Cyber Policy Post Snowden - October 24, 2016
The German Texas Language - October 27, Austin
RBFAA Bay Area Night at the Berlinher Philharmonie - November 22, San Francisco
Refugee Integration over the Holidays - December 14, Washington, DC

Exploring the German/American Beer Relationship - January, Berlin

What Now? New Perspectives on Brexit and Transatlantic Relations

On October 6, Bosch Alumni from cohorts IV through XXXI attended a regional event in Washington, D.C. entitled “What Now? New Perspectives on Brexit and Transatlantic Relations.” The talk touched upon next steps for Britain as well as implications for German-American relations. Read more about the talk here

The Berliner Philharmonic in San Francisco

On November 22nd, a group of 21 Bosch Alumni and their guests attended a historic performance by the Berliner Philharmoniker at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco as one of our final RBFAA regional events of 2016. The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Chief Conductor, Sir Simon Rattle, conducted both of the evening’s pieces; Bouléz’ Eclat (15 instruments) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 (100+ instruments) entirely from memory. Symphony No. 7 is 80 minutes long without intermission, which only highlights the virtuosity of both the conductor and performers. Continue reading here


Special Project Updates

Berlin Innovation Study Tour

Aaron Price, David Brown, Jackie De La Rosa, Mita Carriman, and Rodrick Miller traveled to Germany in October for the Berlin Innovation Study Tour. the Berlin Innovation Study Tour is an invite-only tour organized by a Bosch alumni Paul Kuehn and Deirdre Lizio and select members of the Transatlantic Core Group for founders, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, journalists and executives to learn about the innovation and startup sector in Berlin, Germany. The group participated in activities such as a bike tour of the city, a EUREF Campus visit, and several talks with German industry leaders. More info here.

The Refugee Resettlement Round Table
Carrie Mann's Refugee Resettlement Network had its round table conference and kickoff event on November 4, 2016 at the German Consulate in San Francisco. There were over 40 professionals and researchers in attendance, as well as graduate students, with several more watching the live webcast. Speakers from Germany, Minnesota and California discussed their experience, what works, and the challenges in the resettlement and integration of refugees. Learn more about the event here.


Donate to the RBFAA

Our ability to provide programming, fund alumni initiatives, and continue to foster our growing community is thanks to your generosity. Please consider supporting the RBFAA by making a donation at this link. We encourage alumni to donate what they are able - all contributions are welcome and appreciated. This year our average donation has been just over $110. All donations of $250 or more will be recognized on the program of the Annual Meeting.

Check our what your fellow alumni have been up to!

Curious about what Bosch alumni have been doing recently? Read personal and professional updates here!
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