Jan Pieter Krahnen, wissenschaftlicher Direktor, Mitglied im Vorstand des Leibniz-Instituts für Finanzmarktforschung SAFE e.V.; Professor für Kreditwirtschaft und Finanzierung, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, hält als Teil des digitalen Frankfurt Luncheon einen Vortrag zu dem Thema „Finanzmarktstabilität in Zeiten der Corona-Krise“.
Seine aktuelle Forschung befasst sich mit Ursachen und Wirkungen der Finanzkrise, insbesondere mit Fragen strukturierter Finanzierung, systemischen Risikos und einer nachhaltigen Architektur der Finanzmärkte. In diesem Vortrag geht Krahnen auf die Auswirkungen der Pandemie auf den Finanzmarkt ein, erläutert die Unterschiede zwischen der Finanzkrise in 2008 und der jetzigen Krise und zeigt mögliche Lösungsansätze auf.
Jürgen H. Conzelmann, Chief Executive Officer, Haus & Grund Frankfurt am Main; Regional Head Atlantik-Brücke Frankfurt a.M. & Rhein/Main, hält das Grußwort.
"Eine bleibende Beziehung zu Amerika" - Thomas Gottschalk im Gespräch mit Sigmar Gabriel
Im Gespräch mit dem Atlantik-Brücke-Vorsitzenden Sigmar Gabriel spricht Thomas Gottschalk über sein Leben in den USA, darüber, was an Amerika liebenswert ist, was die Präsidentschaft Donald Trumps verändert hat und über die Unterschiede zwischen Deutschen und Amerikanern.
We have had so many amazing speakers this year. Speakers from both sides of the Atlantic, including (but not limited to): Francis Fukuyama, Emily Haber, Nicholas Burns, Clarissa Ward, John Allen, Tom Friedman, Victoria Nuland, Robert Zoellick, John Emerson, Heidi Heitkamp, Jospeh Nye, Garlin Gilchrist, Cathryn Clüver, John Lipski, Imani Perry and many, many more.
What to Expect from the Biden Administration? Charles Kupchan in Conversation with Michael Werz
What does Joe Biden's election mean for transatlantic relations? What does it mean for American society? Charles Kupchan discusses these issues with Michael Werz. Charles Kupchan is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and professor of international affairs at Georgetown University in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government. Michael Werz is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Senior Fellow (2020/2021), Stiftung Mercator, and Member of Atlantik-Brücke's Board of Directors.
Debrief of the U.S. Election
The fourth discussion of our “Virtual Battleground Tour” in cooperation with the Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) dealt with the election results. Former members of Congress Jim Blanchard (D-Michigan), Carlos Curbelo (R-Florida), Charlie Dent (R-Pennsylvania) and Karan English (D-Arizona) discussed voter turnout, exit polls, and vote counts in their contested home states. They analyzed the outcomes of the presidential election and the Senate races.
The discussion was moderated by Lukas Streiff, Diplomat at the German Embassy Beirut and 2016 Young Leader Alumnus.
A Deep Dive into the U.S. Election Results
A debrief of the elections with experts, scholars and politicians, hosted by Atlantik-Brücke, The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Landesvertretung Nordrhein-Westfalen.
„Changing Demographics: Diversity in the United States and Germany“
As part of the virtual 2020 German-American Conference, Atlantik-Brücke and the American Council on Germany held a joint video discussion titled »Changing Demographics: Diversity in the United States and Germany«.
Our speakers were Prof. Dr. Petra Bendel, Professor of Political Science, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, The Honorable Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, United States House of Representatives, Janet Murguia, President and CEO, UNIDOS, and Cem Oezdemir, MdB (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Deutscher Bundestag.
The discussion was moderated by Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.
The speakers discussed the demographic shifts taking place in both Germany and the United States and the likely effects of such changes. The United States is likely to become a "majority-minority" country by the early 2040s, and German society is becoming increasingly diverse - with nearly a quarter of the population with a migration background - and also aging quickly. The panelists also considered how can transatlantic relations can become more inclusive and how changing demographics demographic might help - or hinder - transatlantic cooperation.
"Battleground Tour: Wisconsin"
Just ahead of the 2020 election, Mark Pocan, Member of Congress (D-Wisconsin), U.S. House of Representatives, and moderator Scott Klug, former Member of Congress (R-Wisconsin), U.S. House of Representatives, debate which voter groups might play a decisive role in Wisconsin and the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement on voting behavior in the contested battleground state.
This video is part of the “Virtual Battleground Tour”, a cooperation between Atlantik-Brücke and the Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC).
Will Transatlantic Relations Improve After the Presidential Election?
Ambassador Anthony Luzzato Gardner presented insights from his latest book “Stars with Stripes: The Essential Partnership between the European Union and the United States.” He and Sigmar Gabriel, Former Federal Minister; Former Vice-Chancellor; Chairman, Atlantik-Bruecke e.V., then discussed the current and future state of the relationship between the U.S. and the EU.
The discussion was moderated by Sarah Kelly, Anchor-at-Large, DW News (Deutsche-Welle).
This event was a cooperation between Atlantik-Brücke and ESMT Berlin.
The Battleground State of Michigan and the 2020 U.S. Election
The second stop of our Battleground Tour was the state of Michigan. Garlin Gilchrist, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, analyzed the impact of COVID-19 on the elections, as well as the impact of ethnic differences on voting behavior, in conversation with James J. Blanchard, former Governor of Michigan and former U.S. Ambassador in Canada. They also discussed whether the presidential election might have an impact on Senate and other down-the-ballot races.
The Potential of Hydrogen and the Need for Transatlantic Cooperation on Energy Issues
As part of an energy roundtable hosted by Atlantik-Brücke, Dirk Nowak of SDI Management Consulting and Dr. Emre Gencer of the MIT Energy Initiative Cambridge discuss the changes that need to be made in the energy sector in order to combat climate change. They also examine the recent developments in hydrogen research and innovation and touch upon the main challenges when it comes to the production, transportation, and storage of hydrogen. Dr Gencer advocates for a global hydrogen strategy that brings together regional efforts.
»Why we need a transatlantic China strategy: A conversation with Tom Friedman«
Thomas L. Friedman, Op-Ed-columnist at The New York Times, discusses the US’s and Europe’s relationship with China at the invitation of Atlantik-Brücke. Friedman advocates for a transatlantic strategy. According to Friedman, until recently, American companies turned a blind eye to Chinese misbehavior because both sides were benefitting. However, this has changed.
Friedman argues that negotiating successfully with a country of China’s scale and economic power is only possible by using leverage, something Trump failed to do. Instead of building a united front with Europe, Trump made negotiations with China a bilateral affair.
While China and especially the renminbi might be considered stable today, this could change, since China is more closed off than it was in recent years, which is unlikely to make them thrive in an ever-more connected world.
American Democracy in Crisis? A discussion with Daniel Ziblatt and Don Wise
Professor Daniel Ziblatt, political scientist at Harvard and co-author of the bestseller “How Democracies Die” and Donald Wise, former CEO of Metzler North America, discussed the state of democracy in the US. Wise and Ziblatt explored whether American democracy is merely facing a temporary crisis or a fundamental threat.
Wise emphasized that the American public is not as deeply divided as politics may make it seem. The existing cultural divisions, he stated, can be overcome – starting at the local level. Ziblatt on the other hand warned of the deep level of polarization and argued that the damage to the unwritten rules of democracy could only be surmounted by institutional reforms.
The speakers also touched upon current debates such as the nomination of Supreme Court Justices and answered questions from the audience, for example on Trump’s long-term legacy and how he has changed foreign policy.
A Pollster's Analysis on the U.S. Election
Four leading American pollsters give us their take on the upcoming election. Glen Bolger, Public Opinion Strategies, Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners, Fred Yang, Hart Research and Amy Walter, Cook Political Report speak about how the pandemic is affecting the election, which groups of voters the presidential candidates can each win, and how the Senate election differs from the presidential election. In addition, the four experts talk about why pollsters did not predict the election of Donald Trump in 2016.
Atlantik-Brücke's five-part "Virtual Battleground Tour" is being held in cooperation with the Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC).
Foreign Interference in the US Elections? Discussion with Award-Winning Journalist Clarissa Ward
Clarissa Ward is one of the most renowned foreign correspondents in the USA. In a conversation with Simgar Gabriel and members of Atlantik-Brücke, the award-winning journalist discusses whether, after significant Russian meddling in the last US presidential election, foreign interference will once again be a factor this November. Other foreign policy dimensions of the election are also topics in this conversation.
Knowing Each Other
Francis Fukuyama: How Identity Politics has Shaped Modern Political Discourse
Francis Fukuyama, author of the book "The End of History and the Last Man", explains in this webinar that the multiple social divisions in the United States are defined by identities.
Corona-Hilfe USA: Atlantik-Brücke und Save the Children
Die Atlantik-Brücke hat, in Kooperation mit Save the Children, zu Spenden aufgerufen, um Kindern und ihren Familien in den USA durch die Corona-Krise zu helfen. David Deißner, Geschäftsführer der Atlantik-Brücke, hat mit Susanna Krüger, Geschäftsführerin und Vorstandsvorsitzende von Save the Children Deutschland darüber gesprochen, wie die Situation in den USA ist und was konkret mit den Spenden der Atlantik-Brücke erreicht werden konnte.
“Taking Stock: Transatlantic Perspectives after the U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Germany”
In this video-discussion General (ret.) John R. Allen, President of the Brookings Institution and former Commander of NATO's ISAF mission, and Sigmar Gabriel, Chairman of Atlantik-Brücke, analyze the implications of the announced U.S. troop withdrawal from Germany.
“The Current State of the Transatlantic Alliance"
A Discussion with Parliamentarians from the US and Germany hosted by Atlantik-Brücke and the Association of the Former Members of Congress.
The Honorable Brendan Boyle (D-PA), United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Charles W. Dent (R-PA, 2005-2018), Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper LLP
Peter Beyer, MdB (CDU/CSU), Deutscher Bundestag; Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation of the Federal Government, Federal Foreign Office
Alexander Kulitz, MdB (FDP), Spokesperson for Foreign Trade and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Deutscher Bundestag
Elisabeth von Hammerstein, Program Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung (Young Leaders Alumna 2018)
A Conversation on Racism and Police Brutality in the US
Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard, Correspondent and Deputy Bureau Chief, ARD German Television; Young Leader Alumnus (2016)
LaSean Knox-Brown, Young Leader Alumnus (2016),
Dr. Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University,
and Kirsten West Savali, Executive Producer, Essence Magazine
Moderation: Léa Steinacker, Chief Strategy Officer, ada; Young Leader Alumna (2016)
The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American, who died while being pinned to the ground by a white Minneapolis police officer, has sparked outrage in the United States. Over the last weeks, protests have occurred nationwide demanding an end to systemic racism and police brutality. While some protestors crossed the line into violence, many peaceful protesters, bystanders and journalists experienced police brutality and felt that their right to free speech has been infringed upon.
It has been argued that George Floyd's death, as well as the nationwide protests it has caused, show fundamental flaws of law enforcement in America: militarization, the lack of real accountability and transparency, and misplaced incentives. In this call, our speakers discussed these topics and talked about whether they anticipate any fundamental changes as a result of the protests.
Effects of the Pandemic on the U.S. Election
with Jocelyn Kiley, Associate Director, Research, Pew Research Center
Moderator: Elisabeth Zerofsky, Journalist and Fellow, Robert Bosch Stiftung; Young Leader Alumna (2016)
The new Covid-19 virus has changed everyday life in the USA dramatically in recent months. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, two-thirds of Americans expect the pandemic to disrupt people's ability to vote in the presidential election this fall. Jocelyn Kiley presents a summary of the latest data on the U.S. presidential election and the Covid-19 pandemic as well as other questions such as the current civil protests and how this might affect the election.
Tech to the Rescue? What the Technology and Innovation Ecosystem Can Bring to Mitigate the Current Crisis.
Linus Dahlander, Professor and Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation, ESMT;
Joann Halpern, Director, Hasso Plattner Institute New York;
Shaun Stewart, CEO, Newlab;
and Gülsah Wilke, Head of Portfolio, Operations and Business Development, Axel Springer SE; Young Leader Alumna (2019).
Joshua Cohen, Managing Partner, GIANT Innovation; Young Leader Alumnus (2009).
The world is in the midst of a unique crisis with what will almost certainly prove to be long-term social, economic and political ramifications. However, there seems to be a silver lining to this cloud: the private sector, including the technology and innovation ecosystem, seems to be voluntarily mobilizing in order to mitigate the crisis. The panel discussed what role the technology ecosystem can play from an academic, corporate and startup perspective, speaking to representatives from both sides of the Atlantic.
Vorstellung des Edelman TRUST Barometer 2020 - Frühlings-Update COVID-19
Die COVID-19-Pandemie und ihre erheblichen Auswirkungen auf alle Lebensbereiche stellt die Menschen hierzulande und weltweit vor vielschichtige Herausforderungen. Dies lässt sich unter anderem dadurch ableiten, wie sehr die Deutschen den vier untersuchten gesellschaftlichen Institutionen in Zeiten der Krise vertrauen: Der Regierung, der Wirtschaft, den Medien und NGOs. Im Frühlings-Update des Edelman Trust Barometer 2020 zeigt sich deutlich: Im Vergleich zum Jahresbeginn hat sich der Wind gedreht. Die Menschen in Deutschland vertrauen den vier Institutionen wieder mehr als noch im Januar. Aber ist diese Entwicklung nachhaltig? Auch bleiben Unternehmen und CEOs weit hinter den Erwartungen zurück, während die Regierung das Vertrauen der Menschen in der Krise zurückgewonnen hat.
Es diskutieren: Christiane Schulz, CEO, Edelman Deutschland; Ed Williams, President & CEO, Edelman EMEA und Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther, Direktor und Mitglied des Präsidiums, Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft; stellv. Vorsitzender, Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
Die Veranstaltung war eine Kooperation der Atlantik-Brücke mit Edelman.
“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.
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