Why are we running this project?

At a time of increasing polarization in Europe and the United States it is essential to strengthen transatlantic ties and to deepen the understanding of each other on both sides of the Atlantic.

What are our goals?

With the goal of increasing understanding of Germany’s politics and society in the United States, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the American think tank The Brookings Institution have placed a new focus on Germany at The Brookings Institution.

How does the project work?

Two Robert Bosch Senior Fellows work at the “Center on the United States and Europe” of The Brookings Institution. They explore Germany’s role in Europe and its influence on European politics and business.

Through publications and at events, the Fellows give American decision makers and the general public a better understanding of economic, social, and domestic policy trends in Germany and Europe as well as German views on the relationship between the two countries - this is an urgent task, as shown by the current debate regarding transatlantic relations.


Who are the Robert Bosch Senior Fellows at the Brookings Institution?


First Senior Fellow: Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller

Im November 2014 lawyer and political commentator Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller has assumed her post as Robert Bosch Senior Fellow. Her focus areas are: transatlantic relations, German foreign policy, NATO, the EU’s foreign, security and defense policies, international law, and human rights.

Until she took on her position as Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Dr. Stelzenmüller has been a Senior Transatlantic Fellow of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). In this function, among other things, she headed the Transatlantic Trends program, an annual study on public opinion in the US and Europe.


Second Senior Fellow: Dr. Amanda Sloat

In October 2017, Dr. Amanda Sloat became the second Robert Bosch Senior Fellow. Her areas of expertise include transatlantic relations, Turkey and Southern Europe, and the EU’s foreign policy.

Dr. Sloat previously spent ten years in the US government. She was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Affairs at the State Department, and served as Senior Advisor to the White House and Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf Region. She was also senior professional staff on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, with responsibility for European policy.