Forum on the World Economic Order Alumni Conference: “Defining a New Global Economy”

The Forum on the World Economic Order (WEO) hosted its first alumni conference from September 6-9 in Washington, DC. 34 experts representing 23 countries gathered in Washington to discuss issues pertinent to the global economy, drawing on the themes of previous Forum WEO programming. Over the course of four days the participants took part in… Read More

2019 Transatlantic Dialogue Conference Summary: Tarrif-ied of Change? The Future of Trumpian Transatlantic Trade

Experts on international trade based in Germany and in the U.S. discussed the new trade agreement replacing NAFTA, the US-Mexico-Canada agreement or USMCA, President Trump’s strategy in making trade policy for the United States, and how multilateral trade organizations need to be modernized for the current global trading system in which countries, such as the… Read More

2019 Transatlantic Dialogue Conference Summary: The Political Situation in Germany

Member of the Bundestag Torsten Herbst provided participants with an overview of the German political party system, evaluated the political situation in Germany after the most recent European Parliament and state elections, and analyzed what the election results could mean for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s grand coalition. The Political Situation in Germany after the European Parliament… Read More

2019 Transatlantic Dialogue Conference Summary: How can NATO Remain Fit for Purpose 70 Years After its Birth?

The security and defense session offered three different perspectives on NATO by experts working in the areas of security and defense policy. Peters, Pfeifle, and Pindur contemplated the future of the Alliance in the next century, the strategic challenges facing Germany, Europe, and the US, defense spending responsibilities, and the state of German military capabilities.… Read More

2019 Transatlantic Dialogue Conference Summary: The Political Situation in Canada

Canadians will head to the polls on October 21, 2019 to vote in the 2019 Canadian federal election. André Albinati gave participants a primer on the current political situation in Canada by reviewing the major parties’ platforms and analyzing the latest poll figures ahead of the 2019 federal election, and assessing the US-Canada trade relationship.… Read More

Transatlantic Conference 2018 – What did we discuss?

The Transatlantic Dialogue Program of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) held its annual Conference on the Current State of Transatlantic Relations in St. Petersburg, Florida from November 30 – December 3, 2018. The conference brought together political professionals working in multiple areas across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Germany to discuss issues and contemplate… Read More