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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The Future of NATO:Securing the Transatlantic Alliance In Turbulent Times
The AJC Transatlantic Institute and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation hosted Ambassadors Kay Bailey Hutchison and Hans-Dieter Lucas for a discussion on the future of the transatlantic alliance. Lithuanian MEP Petras Auštrevičius (Renew Europe,...
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: 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,...
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?"....
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: 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”...
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...
AJC's Transatlantic Friends of Israel Opens Austrian Chapter
After the launch of the Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) inter-parliamentary group in the EU Parliament in July 2019, the first national chapter opened on October 13 in the Austrian parliament, under the leadership of Chair MP Martin Engelberg and the support of lawmakers from the Greens, the Social-Democrats and NEOS, the liberal party.
Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Beyond Buzzwords - How will TTIP affect our Everyday Lives?
Discussions on TTIP have focused on highly specialized issues or revolved around very broad topics such as the setting of global standards for trade. Yet, TTIP will likely affect many different aspects of our everyday life: what kind of medicine we take, which cosmetics we...