German-American Conferences

Top-level expert meetings examine Germany’s relationship towards the United States

Together with its American sister organization, the American Council on Germany, Atlantik-Brücke holds annual conferences on current transatlantic issues. At the most recent conference, Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel outlined his ideas about a new transatlantic relationship. Other speakers in the past have included U.S. Director of Intelligence Dan Coats, the former Co-Chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile, German Federal Finance Minister Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, former President of World Bank Robert B. Zoellick and former German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank Walter Steinmeier. The speakers openly talk about current topics and do not hesitate to address controversies such as President Trump’s criticism of his international partners and the NSA spying scandal. The conference venue alternates between Germany and the United States.

“Did We Miss the Warning Signals?“
Ambassador Boris Ruge and Professor Gregory F. Treverton discuss with Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller whether we could have anticipated this pandemic.
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Global Order in Crisis Mode – Coping Strategies of the West
Ambassador Victoria Nuland and Omid Nouripour, Member of the German Bundestag, discuss the crisis management of the West.
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In conversation with true Atlanticists Friedrich Merz and Ambassador John Emerson
Atlantik-Brücke’s Chairman and the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and current Chairman of the American Council on Germany look back and ahead.
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German-American Conference 2016
On May 23 and 24, Atlantik-Bruecke and the American Council on Germany held their annual German-American Conference. About 170 German and American participants convened at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where the conference was held under the title “Toward a New Transatlantic Narrative: The German-American Partnership in Turbulent Times.” Speakers included Dr. Thomas […]
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