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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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December 05, 2018

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...
July 17, 2018

The Geopolitical Role of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean:Regional Stability, Energy Security and Counterterrorism

Hosted by the AJC Transatlantic Institute, H.E. Nikos Christodoulides, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, spoke to a select audience of Ambassadors, EU diplomats, and journalists. Below is the transcript of his...
April 27, 2017

Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon:The First 100 Days of Donald Trump’s Presidency

The first 100 days of every new US administration uncover the first benchmark of achievements. From the beginning of his tenure, President Donald Trump has challenged established practices. The Executive Orders on...

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Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: U.S. Elections 2016 – An Outlook with 12 Days to go

In the third and final segment of Transatlantic Luncheon Dialogue series in 2016, the AJC Transatlantic Institute held in collabloration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation a timely panel discussion last Thursday entitled "US Elections 2016: 12 days to go – an outlook."...

2nd Transatlantic Security Conference - Moving Beyond Polemics: The Real Value of the Transatlantic Relationship

Welcome and opening remarks

Hans H. Stein

Director, International Political Dialogue, FNF

Daniel Schwammenthal...

Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Pre-Summit Briefing on the NATO Warsaw Summit

25 years after the Warsaw Pact disbanded, the North Atlantic Alliance will for the first time convene in Warsaw, Poland. At the last NATO summit in 2014, NATO allies pledged to halt defence spend- ing decreases and agreed to aim to increase defence spending. The Alliance...

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...

TAI's 10th Anniversary - Gala Dinner

On 19 February 2014, TAI marked a decade of engagement with the EU by holding a celebratory dinner featuring speeches and remarks from:

  • Cecilia Malmström (European Commissioner for Home Affairs)
  • Didier
  • ...

Ambassador Dennis Ross on "Iran and the West"

TAI and the German Marshall Fund co-hosted a briefing with Ambassador Dennis Ross for a select audience of Members of the European Parliament, EU and NATO officials as well as high-ranking diplomats. Ambassador Ross, who has served as Middle East advisor to U.S. presidents...

The Geopolitical Role of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean:Regional Stability, Energy Security and Counterterrorism

Hosted by the AJC Transatlantic Institute, H.E. Nikos Christodoulides, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, spoke to a select audience of Ambassadors, EU diplomats, and journalists. Below is the transcript of his opening remarks: 

“Allow me...

Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Super Tuesday and the U.S. Primaries 2012

Just hours after the results of the 10 Republican primaries and caucuses were announced, the AJC Transatlantic Institute and the Freidrich Naumman Stiftung invited Brian Carney of The Wall Street Journal Europe and Peter Chase of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to explain the...

Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: President Obama's tour d'Europe - Partners in Time of Crisis?

In late March, the US President’s embarks on an official tour d’Europe for meetings with the European institutions and NATO. The EU-US summit hosted by Herman Van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso, Presidents of the European Council and European Commission will be the first...

Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Balancing Security Versus Liberty in the Age of Global Terrorism

The AJC Transatlantic Institute partnered with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Europe for our latest Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: “Balancing Security Versus Liberty in the Age of Global Terrorism.” The discussion is as salient now as ever, as policy makers juggle...