The millennial generation in Europe and the United States has come of age in a rapidly changing global environment. While some characterize this generation as narcissistic and self-entitled, others argue that these “digital natives” are intensely engaged in an increasingly diverse, connected world. It is important to expand the transatlantic dialogue by incorporating the perspectives of millennials and young minorities as they develop their own solutions to emerging global challenges.

The first conference of “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement” engages young Americans and Germans in discussions of current issues of concern for the transatlantic relationship. Young leaders in the fields of foreign and domestic policy; society, culture, and politics; and economics will come together to address challenges facing the …Read More

In the 1980s British satire Yes, Prime Minister, when reeling at the cost of defense, the British prime minister asks wistfully whether they couldn’t just persuade the Americans to strengthen their forces instead. His aide advises against it, and against relying on European forces, who are just “all right… on weekdays, anyway.” From the British …Read More

It is beyond doubt that transatlantic relations are not in their best condition, in particular traditional areas of cooperation such as trade or security and defense. There is no real alternative for this cooperation, so strengthening it should be in the interest of both sides of the Atlantic. However, given the unclear stance of the …Read More

For most of the past 70 years, Germans and Americans have found themselves largely on the same side of issues related to Eastern Europe and Russia.  During the Cold War that followed immediately after the Allied victory in World War II, Germans were gradually brought into the various formal institutions of the Western political/economic/military alliance, …Read More

In 2012, the short documentary “Kony 2012” by the NGO Invisible Children created a social media blitz and massive public support for intervention against the warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda. Partially as a result of the public attention, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to support the African Union in a military intervention against Kony. …Read More

Angela Stanzel joined the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) as a Policy Fellow for the Asia Programme in 2014. Before joining ECFR, Angela worked for the International Affairs Office of the Koerber Foundation in Berlin, for the German Marshall Fund of the United States (Asia Programme) in Brussels, and the German Embassy (cultural section) …Read More

Sidney Rothstein is a research fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, while he completes a PhD in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation investigates patterns of job security in the US and Germany as each country adopts a services-oriented model for economic growth. While …Read More

David Livingston is an associate fellow in Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where his research focuses on geoeconomics, markets, and risk. He is also a nonresident associate of Carnegie Europe in Brussels. Previously, Mr. Livingston served as the inaugural Robert S. Strauss fellow for geoeconomics at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, where …Read More

Megan Leary is an International Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and is responsible for economic and financial matters involving a portfolio of European countries, including Germany and Greece.  Megan previously served as the G-20 Coordinator during the Chinese and German G-20 presidencies, preparing senior Treasury officials on issues ranging from the global …Read More

Manuel Kilian serves as the Senior Manager to the President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), a lobby organization that represents 100,000 businesses with 8,000,000 employees. In this position, Manuel is responsible for coordinating the strategy and the agenda of BDI’s President both within the organization and with external actors. Prior to this, he …Read More

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