“We need a new, balanced partnership with the U.S.”
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, 2019
“Our mission is to reassert our sovereignty, reform the liberal international order, and we want our friends to help us and to exert their sovereignty as well.“
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, 2018
The transatlantic partnership between Germany and the United States is undergoing a transformation and actors on both sides recognize the need for a new form of partnership in a variety of policy fields. In light of current political developments, our workshop aims to bring together young people from both sides of the Atlantic to openly and critically discuss the way forward within the German-U.S. relationship. When we consider powers like China or Russia, when we ponder the future of NATO and when we take a closer look at the challenges of non-proliferation, where can we find common ground? Where do policy interests and norms intersect and offer grounds for a joint policy initiative? What are the biggest obstacles in the way for such joint initiatives?
Our workshop offers 30 German and 10 American university students of political science, international relations, history and other related fields the opportunity for reflecting on key political and economic challenges Germany and the United States are facing, assuming the roles of policy advisors. Keynote lectures by German and American experts in plenary sessions will provide the basis for the work of mixed German-American teams in simultaneous workshop sessions.
We are looking forward to diving into the debate with you!
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