Promoting the Vital Transatlantic Bond between Europe and the United States.
AJC has long taken an active role in promoting the vital transatlantic bond between Europe and the United States. One might even say that the transatlantic partnership is part and parcel of AJC’s DNA.
Even before the breakup of the Soviet Union, AJC was the first American Jewish organization to call for the recognition of the independence of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. In addition, as a staunch supporter also of the Western military alliance, AJC was an early advocate for NATO enlargement and testified in 1997 before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of the admission of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
The AJC Transatlantic Institute is today a crucial vehicle for fostering dialogue between partners on both sides of the Atlantic on the critical issues of mutual concern.
The Transatlantic-Dialogue-Luncheon Event Series
As part of its work to strengthen the U.S.-European relationship, the AJC Transatlantic Institute has been co-organizing for over a decade with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation its triannual Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon. The series addresses topical transatlantic issues, ranging from trade policy to counter-terrorism efforts.
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AJC Transatlantic Institute Gala Celebrates a Decade of Engagement of Advancing U.S.-Europe Partnership
February 20, 2014 – Brussels – AJC’s Transatlantic Institute (TAI) celebrated its tenth anniversary with a gala dinner in Brussels. The evening was a celebration of the vital importance of the relationship between Europe and the U.S. "We are here tonight to celebrate our...
Counterpoint: Middle East News Round-Up
On this week's Middle East News Round-Up, Daniel Schwammenthal (Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director, Centre for European Studies) join Joshua Goodman to discuss whether Bashar al-Assad will meet the deadline for relinquishing his...
AJC Reacts to Events in Ukraine
December 2, 2013 – New York – In response to the dramatic events unfolding in Ukraine, AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement: “AJC has had a long and close relationship with Ukraine. We are proud to have been among the very first NGOs to call for...
Counterpoint: Why is Iran the Only One Talking Tough?
As officials from the P5+1 and Iran renewed negotiations, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei was taking a hard line on the talks saying Tehran would not back down "one iota". Joshua Goodman asks Jan Techau (Director, Carnegie Europe) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director,...
Judy Asks: Can We Believe in a Deal With Iran? (Strategic Europe)
Judy Asks: Can We Believe in a Deal With Iran?
Daniel Schwammenthal, Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute:
We can believe in a deal with Iran,...
Counterpoint: Any Progress in Geneva over Iran's Nuclear Program?
The P5+1 met with Iranian officials for two days of negotiations of the latter's illegal nuclear program. Years of talks have, to date, failed to make any progress. Was this time different? Joshua Goodman talks to Daniel Schwammenthal (Director of the AJC Transatlantic...
Counterpoint: Can Iran Divide the West?
Iran's new government has stated publicly that its strategy in nuclear negotiations is to break the unified US-EU front. Can they do so? Joshua Goodman talks to Daniel Schwammenthal (Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director of the...
Greek Foreign MinisterAddresses AJC Global Forum
June 4, 2013 – Washington – Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos delivered a stern warning against extremist groups that have emerged across Europe, including in Greece, at the AJC Global Forum. He addressed an audience of more than 1,500 people, including Members of...
A Conversation on the Prospects of an EU-US Free Trade Agreement
Watch Peter Chase, Senior European Representative at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, and Dr. Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, discuss the prospects on an EU-US free trade agreement.
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.