The John F. Kennedy Institute

The John F. Kennedy Institute is renowned for its innovative interdisciplinary research as well as its rigorous study programs. Founded in 1963 by the political scientist Ernst Fraenkel, the institute is dedicated to the study of the United States and Canada in all its facets. The six disciplines brought together at the institute, the numerous scholarships and exchange programs which it sponsors in addition to its world class research library create a unique academic environment. Disciplinary diversity and in-depth intellectual inquiry lay the foundation for excellence in research and teaching.


The John F. Kennedy Institute brings together six different disciplines

DGfA Annual Conference 2018

The annual conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA) takes place at the John F. Kennedy Institute from May 24-27, 2018. This year's conference theme is "American Counter/Publics". 



Our newsletter appears once every semester and contains reports about recent events and activities, updates on new publications, and other news from the six departments.