Upcoming Event: BBTI Panel Discussion, 18/09/2018, Berlin

The Robert Bosch Stiftung and The Brookings Institution warmly invite you to a panel discussion on the topic Engaging with China: Perspectives and Prospects for Cooperation, Competition and Confrontation featuring Dingding Chen, Ryan Hass, Mikko Huotari, and Torrey Taussig, moderated by Janka Oertel.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 18:30 to 20:00
Robert Bosch Stiftung, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin

RSVP by September 13, 2018 via email to bbti@mohr-events.com
Please provide your full name and institutional affiliation.

One and a half years into the Trump administration, the transatlantic alliance has been largely preoccupied with itself. Mounting policy differences on trade, energy and climate, as well as NATO and multilateral security have resulted in open disputes between the traditional allies. At the same time, these divisions have shifted focus and policy capacity away from a more strategic engagement with other key actors on the global stage, including China. In recent months, tensions with China have grown, best visible in the current tariff and foreign investment disputes, maritime face-offs in the Pacific region, fiercer technological competition in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics and e-mobility, as well as the quest of all three actors to advance their countries’ geopolitical influence in a changing international order. Our panel will discuss the state and future of relations between China, the U.S. and Europe and address the following questions: How will politics between the three actors evolve and what issues will define it in the short term? What are policy areas of agreement, where mutually beneficial bargains can be struck? On the contrary, what are areas of potential conflict and confrontation? And which role do China, the U.S. and Europe intend to play in shaping the future of the international order?

The event is part of the annual convening of the "Brookings - Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative" (BBTI) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung's "Engaging with China" discussion series. The panel discussion and following Q&A with the audience will be conducted in English and followed by a small reception.

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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