Publications

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A New Transatlantic Trade Deal: Good for America?

A DEBATE OVER THE MERITS OF TTIP

On June 22, 2015 the McCain Institute for International Leadership held a debate at the United States Naval Memorial on the topic of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and whether or not it is advantageous for the United States to enter into the agreement. The debate featured two teams, one arguing for the agreement and one against, each comprised of two debaters. more…

July 7, 2015

Privacy and Security: A Comparative Constitutional Law Conversation

A DIALOGUE BETWEEN GERMAN AND AMERICAN EXPERTS ON TRANSATLANTIC PRIVACY AND SECURITY FROM A CONSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Since Edward Snowden released documents detailing NSA surveillance programs, privacy and security issues have dominated transatlantic discussions. On June 17th, 2015, the Goethe Institut, together with the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) and the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at Montpelier, hosted an event examining the often contentious debate on privacy and security by comparing the German and American constitutions and exploring the role constitutional frameworks play in efforts to extend and protect the privacy and security of citizens. more…

June 26, 2015

A closer look at the impact of the shale gas boom on local U.S. economies

Experts of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge meet with Dr. Christoph von Friedeburg

On June 18th, 2015, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation hosted a discussion on Dr. Christoph v. Friedeburg’s paper “Broken Promises: Impacts of Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Boom on Local Economies” (March 2015). The attendees discussed Mr. Friedeburg’s report, examined the fracking debate from transatlantic perspectives, and discussed other energy issues, with an emphasis on renewable and sustainable energy sources. more…

Jeanene Lairo | Event Reports | June 19, 2015

Transforming Economies: Eastern and Central Europe 25 Years After the Berlin Wall

The economic transformation of Eastern Europe and the role of the IMF

This event, held at the German Marshall Fund’s (GMF) headquarters in Washington D.C, focused on the economic ties between Eastern and Western Europe and related the fall of the Berlin Wall to the current political situation in Europe. Furthermore, it attended to the case studies, contrasting and lastly relating the two nations of Poland and the Ukraine. more…

June 17, 2015

Statesmen’s Forum: Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General

ADDRESS ON THE CHALLENGES FACING NATO AND THE ADAPTATIONS NECESSARY TO PRESERVE FREEDOM AND SECURITY FOR NATO STATES

Europe’s security environment is changing. Russia’s aggressive actions challenge the post-Cold War peace order. New hybrid threats, including cyber warfare and non-state actors, require NATO to adapt in order to preserve the freedom and security of member states. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General, provided his insights on these questions and NATO’s response at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies on May 27th, 2015 as part of the Statesmen’s Forum Series, which fosters conversation between global political leaders and the U.S. community. more…

June 11, 2015