On the occasion of Atlantik-Brücke's 70th anniversary, Ursula von der Leyen, Christine Lambrecht, Amy Gutmann, Francis Fukuyama, Sigmar Gabriel, Phil Murphy, John Emerson, Norbert Röttgen, Michael Hüther and many more friends of Atlantik-Brücke highlight the importance of transatlantic relations in times of crisis and lay out what needs to be done moving forwards.
Jubiläumsfeier 70 Jahre Atlantik-Brücke
Beim 70-jährigen Jubiläum der Atlantik-Brücke sprach Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Der Atlantik-Brücke-Vorsitzende Sigmar Gabriel und die Geschäftsführerin Julia Friedlander ergriffen ebenfalls das Wort.
Sigmar Gabriel: "The perspective of the US has changed."
On the occasion of the 2022 German-American Conference, jointly hosted by Atlantik-Brücke and the American Council on Germany, we talked about the changing transatlantic partnership and the conflicts with Russia and China, with Atlantik-Brücke Chairman and former Federal Minister and Vice Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel.
U.S. Ambassador Dr. Amy Gutmann: "The defense of democracy is the defining challenge of our time."
On the occasion of Atlantik-Brücke’s general meeting and summer party, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Dr. Amy Gutmann, spoke about the continued importance of a strong transatlantic partnership in the face of Russia’s attack on Ukraine and a rising China.
War in Ukraine as a Turning Point? Perspectives on Germany's Defense Policy
Ivan Krastev, Chair of the Board, Centre for Liberal Strategies; Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences, discusses the war on Ukraine and German foreign policy with Atlantik-Brücke Chairman Sigmar Gabriel.
The discussion is moderated by Anna Kuchenbecker, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, European Council on Foreign Relations.
On the Brink of War? Ukraine, Russia and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance
Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, former Commander, U.S. Army Europe, current Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis, and Marina Henke, Professor of International Relations at the Hertie School and Director of the Centre for International Security, discuss the situation on the Ukrainian-Russian border, which has raised the fears of an imminent war in Europe again. It has brought to the front the cracks both in the transatlantic alliance as well as amongst the Europeans. Where is the situation in Europes East headed, and what does this mean for the future of the transatlantic alliance and the European idea?
Assessing the Domestic and Foreign Policy Priorities of Germany's New Government
Former U.S. Ambassador in Berlin and Chairman of the American Council on Germany, John B. Emerson, and former Federal Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Atlantik-Brücke, Sigmar Gabriel spoke about the domestic and foreign policy priorities of Germany's new government. Juliane Schäuble, U.S. Correspondent, Der Tagesspiegel, moderated the discussion. The event was held in cooperation with the American Council on Germany and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall.
The New Bridge Program
New Bridge is an exclusive study program with a focus on diverse young American professionals underrepresented in the transatlantic community. Multiple times a year, the program will enable current and emerging leaders from a variety of fields and regions in the United States to experience Europe first-hand, engage in an interdisciplinary exchange on transatlantic relations, discuss the rapid changes to societies on both continents, and cultivate lasting personal and professional relationships.
General James Mattis at Atlantik-Brücke’s Young Leaders Conference 2021
General James Mattis, United States Marine Corps (Ret); 26th U.S. Secretary of Defense,
spoke at Atlantik-Brücke’s Young Leaders Conference 2021 via Zoom.
James N. Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who served as the 26th Secretary of Defense.
During his more than four decades in uniform, Secretary Mattis commanded forces in the Persian Gulf War, in Afghanistan after 9/11, and in the Iraq War in 2003.
From 2007 to 2010, he commanded the United States Joint Forces Command and also served as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. He was commander of United States Central Command from 2010 to 2013.
Following his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps, Secretary Mattis served as the Davies Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He co-edited the book, "Warriors & Citizens: American Views of Our Military."
Eine transatlantische Politik für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten
Omid Nouripour, MdB, Außenpolitischer Sprecher von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen und Mitglied des Vorstands der Atlantik-Brücke, spricht darüber, wie sich die Politik im Nahen und Mittleren Osten für die transatlantischen Partner unter Präsident Biden ändert.
„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.
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