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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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.
Transatlantic Priorities with Fernando Andresen Guimaraes (EEAS)
The AJC Transatlantic Institute spoke with Fernando Andresen Guimaraes, Head of the Division for the US and Canada at the European External Action Service, about the state of the transatlantic relationship, its top priorities and potential cooperation on China.
Video: Transatlantic Foreign and Security Priorities
On 15 November 2012, the AJC Transatlantic Institute and the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung hosted a half-day conference entitled "After the US Elections: Perspectives on the future of the transatlantic relationship."
The third panel of the...
Giving a Jewish View on EU Affairs
By Toby Vogel
26 April 2012
Daniel Schwammenthal on how his...
What is Turkey up to in the Middle East?
The AJC Transatlantic Institute, in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, and MEPs Jordi Solé and Josep-Maria Terricabras hosted an event in the European Parliament entitled "What is Turkey up to in the Middle East?"....
Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: The 2014 U.S. Midterm Elections – Analysis and Outlook
The Republican Party scored a major victory in this year’s Midterm elections, extending their majority in the House and seizing the Senate from the Democrats. Many analysts have attributed the Democrats’ defeat to widespread voter discontent with President Obama. Evidently,...
Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Online Hate Speech - Do we need an “EU Social Media Police”?
How do we stop hate speech and fear mongering online? With anti-semitism, xenophobia and all-out racism flourishing in the dark allies of the World Wide Web, is it time for the EU to enforce the rules already on the books in virtual space? Could an “EU Social Media police”...
The Future of NATO: Transatlantic Security Alliance or European Strategic Autonomy?
In partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, the AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted the Ukrainian and Italian envoys to NATO, as well as former Minister of Foreign Affairs Estonian MEP Urmas Paet to address the transatlantic alliance's most pressing challenges. AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal delivered opening remarks.
Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: From Spring to Winter? Elections in Egypt
The AJC Transatlantic Institute and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom hosted in its newest edition of the Transatlantic Dialogue Lunchen series a lunchtime discussion on the recent parliamentary elections in Egypt:
Libya: Towards a War of Attrition?
In partnership with the German Marshall Fund (GMF) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), the AJC Transatlantic Institute organized a panel discussion entitled “Libya: Towards a War of Attrition?”
Mary Fitzgerald, a researcher and former BBC journalist in Libya, and Mohamed Eljarh...