Upcoming Event: BBTI Annual Convening USA, May 24, 2018

For the first 16 months of the Trump administration, European governments have sought to work closely with the United States, rather than opposing it publicly. However, differences over the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris Climate Accord, trade, and the nature of sovereignty have led some observers to predict the end of the Atlantic alliance. On May 24, the Brookings Institution will convene an expert panel to discuss the trajectory of trans-Atlantic relations; whether the allies can bridge the gaps that divide them; how important Europe, and particularly the European Union, is to the Trump administration; and whether European states can and will fend for themselves.

The discussion will feature the Robert Bosch Senior Fellows at Brookings Amanda Sloat and Constanze Stelzenmüller, and Kenneth R. Weinstein, president and CEO of Hudson Institute. Edward Luce, Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times, will moderate the discussion. After the discussion, panelists will take questions from the audience.

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In brief

About the Project

The transatlantic partnership is increasingly being called into question by nationalist and divisive forces in both American and European politics and society. New impulses and analyses are needed to reinforce transatlantic cooperation. This is the main objective of the "Brookings - Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative". The initiative aims to build up and expand resilient networks and transatlantic activities to analyze and work on issues concerning transatlantic relations and social cohesion in Europe and the United States.

Contact at Robert Bosch Foundation

Thomas Henneberg
Project Manager
Tel+49 711 46084-977
e-mail to Thomas Henneberg
Dirk Schmittchen
Senior Project Manager
Tel+49 711 46084-411
e-mail to Dirk Schmittchen

Contact at Brookings

Andrew Moffatt
The Brookings Institution
Tel+ 1 202 797 6227
e-mail to Andrew Moffatt