Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:00 to 19:00
Conference - After the U.S. Elections: Perspectives on the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship
The transatlantic relationship is shaped by shared values and shared goals. The occa- sionally different assessments and evaluations across all political fields between the White House, Congress as well as the European capitals, show that the relationship is not purely plain sailing despite its “strategic importance”. On 6 November, 2012 the American people will have voted for the 57th time on who will occupy the highest office in the country. In the course of this conference we will discuss the implications the election of the new or the re-election of the old President of the United States will have for the economic, trade, foreign and security policy aspects of the transat- lantic relationship.
WelcomeHans H. Stein, Director International Political Dialogue, European Institutions and North America, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
1st Panel: “Forward” with the New (Old) President – are European Expectations too High?Ian Lesser, Executive Director, Transatlantic Center in Brussels, German Marshall FundHarald Leibrecht MP, Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation, Federal Foreign OfficeFernando Andresen Guimarães, Head of Division US and Canada, European External Action Service Moderator: Daniel Schwammenthal, Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute
2nd Panel: "Debt-Continents USA and Europe – Free Trade as a Path out of the Crisis?"Peter H. Chase, Senior European Representative, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Europe OfficeDamien Levie, Member of the Cabinet, EU-Commissioner for Trade Karel de GuchtDr. Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director, European Centre for International Political Economy Moderator: Brian M. Carney, Member of the Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal
3rd Panel: Priorities of the Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy – a New Allocation of Roles?Dr. Stefanie Babst, Head, Strategic Analysis Capability, NATOJan Techau, Director Carnegie Europe, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Moderator: Joshua Goodman, Communications Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute
Transatlantic Priorities with Ian Lesser of the German Marshall Fund
The AJC Transatlantic Institute spoke with Ian Lesser, Executive Director of the German Marshall Fund's Transatlantic Center in Brussels, about the top priorities moving forward for the transatlantic relationship.
Transatlantic Priorities with Harald Leibrecht, MP
The AJC Transatlantic Institute spoke with Harald Leibrecht, MP, Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation in the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, about the state of the transatlantic relationship and the top priorities moving forward.