Upcoming Event: “Transatlantisches Freiheitsforum” on July 17 2018

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Today, genuine transatlantic dialogue has become more important than ever. It is an essential tool for opening up new channels of communication and developing productive formats of transatlantic engagement, thereby strengthening a partnership founded upon the ideal of freedom, which in turn promotes prosperity and stability both within the U.S.

To encourage this dialogue, the “Transatlantisches Freiheitsforum” will bring together German Members of Parliament from the Free Democratic Party and policy experts from the U.S. We hope to see you on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 and kindly ask you to confirm your attendance by Friday, July 13 to tad@fnst.org

The Forum will be held at:

The W Hotel (Altitude Room)
515 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20004


08:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 AM
Welcome and Introduction

9:10 – 9:30 AM
An Assessment on the Status of the Transatlantic Partnership

Keynote by Christian Lindner, MP
Chairman of the Free Democratic Party and Chairman of the Free Democratic Party Parliamentary Group

9:30 – 9:45 AM
Coffee Break and Networking

9:45 – 11:45 AM
New Challenges for Transatlantic Relations: Directions for Future Cooperation on Economics and Security

Panel Discussion with:

Robert Cresanti, President and CEO, International Franchise Association

Dr. Karen Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Mark Pfeifle, Founder and President, Off the Record Strategies, former Deputy National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush

Christian Lindner, MP, Chairman of the Free Democratic Party and Chairman of the Free Democratic Party Parliamentary Group

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, MP, Deputy Chairman of the FDP Parliamentary Group, Former Vice President of the European Parliament

Michael Link, MP, Spokesperson for European Affairs of the FDP Parliamentary Group, Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Germany, Former Director of OSCE/ODIHR

Moderator: Jacob Heilbrunn, Editor,The National Interest

11:45 – 12:15 PM
The Future of Transatlantic Relations: What Is Currently At Stake

Concluding Remarks by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Paqué, Chairman-Elect of the Executive Board of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation

12:15 PM
Lunch Buffet and Networking