Rebooting the Transatlantic Relationship

The US withdrawal from major international agreements and organisations and Europe’s preoccupation with Brexit have meant that transatlantic cooperation on global issues such as security, technology, climate and – most recently – the coronavirus pandemic, has fallen short of co-ordinated leadership.

Members event, Webinar
22 October 2020 — 6:00PM TO 7:15PM

Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ rhetoric offers few assurances to allies across the Atlantic, and a Joe Biden victory in the upcoming election is no guarantee that the transatlantic relation will return to what it once was. So how can the transatlantic relationship be made to work for both the US and Europe?

In this webinar, the panellists will consider the future of the transatlantic relationship. Can relations be rebooted and how? What are the key global issues and trends that could benefit from transatlantic leadership? And how might the next occupant of the White House affect the efficacy of US-European partnership?

This event is co-hosted with the German Marshall Fund.

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Dr Karen Donfried, President, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Co-Chair, German Marshall Fund and Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung Transatlantic Task Force

Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference; German Ambassador to the US (2001-06); German Ambassador to the UK (2006-08); Co-Chair, German Marshall Fund and Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung Transatlantic Task Force

Bruce Stokes, Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

Chair: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Director, US and the Americas Programme; Dean, Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, Chatham House

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