The year 2019 marks several major anniversaries that trace the arc of the transatlantic relationship: the April 1949 founding of NATO, the May 1949 establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the November 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. Over the last 70 years, the United States and Germany have remained partners as the international system has evolved, external threats have changed, and economic interconnectedness has multiplied. The relationship is experiencing new tests, and our shared future will depend on decisions that Washington and Berlin must make in the foreseeable future. This half-day symposium will examine the challenges facing the transatlantic community and offer a vision for the alliance in the decades ahead.
Andreas Nick, Member of the German Parliament (CDU) Danielle Pletka, Senior Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute Julianne Smith, Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
Moderator: Almut Möller, Senior Policy Fellow and Head of Berlin Office, ECFR
Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance Clay Lowery, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors Stormy-Annika Mildner, Head of Department External Economic Policy, Federation of German Industries (BDI) Michael Theurer, Member of the German Parliament (FDP)
Moderator: Peter Rashish, Senior Fellow, Director, Geoeconomics Program, AICGS
NATO Enlargement as Order-Building Diplomacy Helmut Kohl’s achievements as a statesman go well beyond Germany’s unification. In the second half of his sixteen-year tenure, Kohl played a major role in …