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.
Study and Information Tour to Germany for U.S. and Canadian Political Professionals
The Transatlantic Dialogue Program of the North America Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation was delighted to bring a delegation of U.S. American and Canadian political professionals to Kiel, Lübeck, and Berlin for a productive and insightful week-long study and information tour to facilitate exchanges between U.S., Canadian, and German political professionals on the transatlantic relationship.
“The NATO-Russia Standoff: What Does it Mean for the Future of European Security and the Transatlantic Relationship?”
On Monday, February 28, 2022, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Regional Office North America was delighted to welcome Michael Link, Member of the German Federal Parliament, Spokesperson for European Affairs for the Free Democratic Party Parliamentary Group, and Member of the Board of Directors for FNF to Washington.
"Empowering Liberals to Win: Election Campaign Best Practices”
In January 2022, the North America Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF)
convened a seminar for election campaign professionals titled “Empowering Liberals to Win: Election
Campaign Best Practices.” Leading campaign professionals from political parties across the world
came to Washington, D.C. to hear guest speakers discuss campaign trends in the United States and to
share best practices.
“Defining a New Global Economy: World Order and Globalization Hub Alumni Conference”
The World Order and Globalization Hub hosted an alumni conference for past study tour participants virtually on December 15 and 16, 2021. The conference featured a variety of past study tour participants from both recent and older tours, who all hailed from geographically diverse locations. This contributed to productive conversations regarding the Hub’s future 2022 topics, as well as the future of the digital economy.
“An Evolving Global Economic Order: The Future of the Bretton Woods Institutions”
The World Order and Globalization Hub welcomed a delegation of eleven trade experts in November for a seven-day study tour focused on the future of the Bretton Woods institutions. During the week, the delegation held 13 different meetings with over 15 experts in the fields of international trade and global financial institutions.
Comeback postponed - The USA at the WTO
President Biden wanted to use the 12th Ministerial Conference of the WTO to signal the US comeback one of the guarantors of the global trading system and show American willingness to increase cooperation on global trade issues. However, because of the spread of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron the meeting has been postponed indefinitely. This comes at a time when the WTO faces immense challenges from countless different angles.
"The Current State of Transatlantic Relations: An Assessment"
The Transatlantic Dialogue Program of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation North America held its annual conference on the “Current State of Transatlantic Relations: An Assessment” in Warrenton, Virginia from November 4 – 7, 2021. The conference brought together political professionals working in diverse sectors across the United States, Canada, and Germany to discuss issues and contemplate policies at the forefront of the transatlantic discourse.