The North America Regional Office in Washington, D.C. is composed of two pillar programs. The Transatlantic Dialogue Program fosters political dialogue among political, business, scientific and cultural multipliers from the US, Canada and Germany and develops innovative liberal approaches and solutions to transatlantic issues. The World Order and Globalization Hub fosters dialogue among political, business and scientific multipliers by encouraging increased mutual understanding within the global economic landscape. Both initiatives seek to facilitate a transfer of knowledge among experts in order to make a worldwide contribution to social and economic progress.
Event Summary: “German Election 2021: Bracing for a Post-Merkel Era”
The election in September 2021 will be Europe’s biggest this year and will mark the end of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 16-year reign as leader of Germany. MP Michael Link provided our network with a most candid insight into what the political situation in Germany might look like in a post-Merkel era and outlined the issues the Free Democrats would like to see addressed by the new government.
WITA & Friedrich Naumann Foundation Webinar: Transatlantic Dialogue on U.S., EU and Global Trade
With a new U.S. Administration promising to re-set transatlantic and global relations, and Europe in the midst of its own transitions, 2021 will be a year of change in trade and transatlantic relations. On April 13, 2021, the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation held a transatlantic dialogue of U.S., EU and global trade.
Virtual Event: Do We Need a Reset for Transatlantic Relations?
With the election of President Joe Biden in the United States, leaders and policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic grew optimistic that relations between the U.S. and Europe would improve. Yet in the first months of the Biden presidency, disagreements on how to approach trade with China and ongoing concerns about the Nordstream 2 pipeline project cast doubt on how effectively the U.S. and E.U. will be able to work together as partners.
A New Era in the Transatlantic Partnership
The United States and the European Union cannot fundamentally alter the world trading order bilaterally; however, cogent transatlantic leadership in a time of division and uncertainty will have significant influence on developing partner nations who support this mission. If both parties come to the table in good faith, this might establish an opportunity for the transatlantic alliance to provide much-needed leadership within the international order.
Attack on the Capitol: In What Ways is the Media to Blame?
In an interview with rbb, the head of our Washington D.C. office discusses the role that the media played in the creation of the ‘Trump myth'. It was the media’s rationalization and normalization of Trump that made Trump so dangerous, as Claus Gramckow analyzes.
Attack on the Capitol: Biden Takes Over a Country Torn Apart
The saga of the seemingly never-ending presidential election reached an inglorious culmination yesterday. Traditionally, the U.S. Congress' certification process for the election results is a dry and formal affair. But this year, the day will go down in U.S. history as one of the most tumultuous days in U.S. domestic politics.
Attack on the Capitol: A Consequence of Radicalisation Online
The recent attack on the US Capitol is no surprise in retrospect. Donald Trump has repeatedly called on his supporters to “stand by”. For days, social media had been mentioning 6 January 2021 as the date to carry out violence if Congress did not revise the results of the 2020 presidential election. Ann Cathrin Riedel analyzes the consequences of online radicalization.
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