German-American Conferences

“Did We Miss the Warning Signals?“

Global Trends and New Security Threats


With the spread of COVID-19, an unprecedented public health crisis has brought global travel to a halt and slowed international commerce. Should we have seen this coming? Ambassador Boris Ruge, Vice-Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, and Professor Gregory F. Treverton, former Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, discuss whether we could have anticipated this pandemic and how the definition of security threats is evolving. The panel is moderated by Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller, Senior Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution.

The conversation is part of Atlantik-Brücke and the American Council on Germany’s German American Conference, which, due to the pandemic, is held as a series of Zoom Calls.

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