Advancing the German-American Alliance: Updating the Transatlantic Partnership for the Next 70 Years

Wednesday, 15 May, 10:00 – 15:00

Allianz Forum, Pariser Platz 6, 10117 Berlin See in Google Maps

Event

Berlin
15th May, 2019


KEYNOTE

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Chair, Christian Democratic Union Germany

with remarks by
Niels Annen
Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office

PANELISTS
Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance
Clay Lowery, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors
Stormy Annika Mildner, Head of Department External Economic Policy, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
Danielle Pletka, Senior Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Julianne Smith, Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy; AICGS Trustee
Michael Theurer, Member of the German Parliament (FDP)

Chaired by:

Almut Möller, Senior Policy Fellow and Head of Berlin Office, ECFR
Peter Rashish, Senior Fellow, Director, Geoeconomics Program, AICGS


The year 2019 marks two significant platinum anniversaries: the founding of NATO in April and the establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany in May. Over the last 70 years, the United States and Germany have remained partners as the international system has evolved, external threats have come and gone, and economic interests have changed. This half-day symposium will examine the challenges facing the transatlantic community and offer a vision for the decades ahead.

Register here via AICGS.


Agenda

  • 10:00 am
    • Registration
  • 10:20 am
    • Welcome and Introduction
  • 10:30 am
    • Keynote Address, "The Future of the German-American Relationship"
      • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU Chairperson
  • 11:15 am
    • Remarks by Minister of State Niels Annen
    • followed by Session I – Foreign and Security Policy
      • Niels Annen, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office
      • Danielle Pletka, Senior Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
      • Julianne Smith, Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
    • Moderator: Almut Möller, Senior Policy Fellow and Head of Berlin Office, ECFR
  • 12:45 pm
    • Light Luncheon
  • 1:30 pm
    • Session II – Economics
      • Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance
      • Clay Lowery, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors
      • Stormy Annika Mildner, Head of Department External Economic Policy, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
      • Michael Theurer, Member of the German Parliament (FDP)
    • Moderator: Peter Rashish, Senior Fellow, Director, Geoeconomics Program, AICGS
  • 3:00 pm
    • Closing Remarks

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