The relationship between Europe and the United States is founded on a perception of shared values and a bedrock of economic interdependence and understanding of the need for close cooperation on foreign policy.
Historically, the relationship has prioritized a rules-based approach to international affairs and support for liberal democracy. However, the United States under the Trump Administration has looked inwards, raising questions around its commitments to the Atlantic Alliance and multilateral institutions and undermining jointly negotiated agreements on climate action, global health and arms control.
With the alliance under strain, the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election, which takes place shortly before the conference, will have a profound bearing the future trajectory of transatlantic relations.
What will be the most significant changes to US foreign policy given the result of the US presidential election and what will these mean for Europe?
Is there a multilateral agenda around which Europe and the US can coalesce and, if so, which areas are most or least promising?
What will the UK’s separation from the EU mean for relations with the US? How might the US administration re-prioritise its bilateral relations with EU members and with the EU as a whole?
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Dean, Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs; Director, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House
Dr Kori Schake, Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Dominique Moïsi, Special Advisor - Geopolitics, Institut Montaigne
Dr Johann Wadephul MdB, Vice-chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, German Bundestag
Sir Simon Fraser, Deputy Chairman; Senior Adviser, Europe Programme, Chatham House
Dr Robin Niblett, Chief Executive and Director, Chatham House