The Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum/James-F.-Byrnes-Institut is a non-profit, nonpartisan, cultural and educational institution in Stuttgart to support the German-American relations. The cultural institute was founded in 1995 as a successor of the Amerika Haus and intends to provide information on social, cultural, political, and economic issues in both countries.
Chairman of the institute is Rudolf Böhmler. Further representatives are official institutions like the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the state capital of Stuttgart, the Universities of Hohenheim and Stuttgart, the Fachhochschulen, as well as German-American organizations, the Embassy of the United States, Berlin and corporate members. Since 2010, Christiane Pyka has been the executive director of the institute. Representatives of politics and economy form an advising board that consults the DAZ.
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