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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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June 21, 2022

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.
October 13, 2021

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.
June 09, 2020

A Conversation with Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement

Please join us for an AJC webinar on Tuesday, 9 June at 19:00 CET with European Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi. H.E. Olivér Várhelyi, a Hungarian lawyer and diplomat, is responsible for strengthening relations with 16 of...

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

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Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Beyond Buzzwords - How will TTIP affect our Everyday Lives?

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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: 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

Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute

 

Panel 1: Can the West trust Iran? (10:30-12:00)...

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...

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...

Conference - After the U.S. Elections: Perspectives on the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

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