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Date & Time

Jan. 14, 2021
11:00am – 1:00pm ET



This event on Thursday, January 14th, 2021, will be live-streamed via our co-host's, PISM, social media platforms. Visit one of them on the day of the event to watch the stream: Youtube | Facebook | Twitter For more information about the event, visit PISM's event webpage.

Next week, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. He promises that after four years of the Trump administration, during which the influence and credibility of the United States in the world diminished, America will re-dedicate itself to “mobilizing collective action to meet new threats, especially those unique to this century.” 

Will the United States return to its leadership role in the world and become an “indispensable nation” again, as coined by then-U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright more than 20 years ago? How will America’s renewed commitment to allies and partners, particularly in Europe and NATO, shape the world during Biden’s term? What does Europe expect from this administration? What could America and Europe do to better harmonize their respective stances towards China, Russia, Iran, and the Middle East, and when facing other global challenges?

This event on Thursday, January 14th, is organized by of the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) based in Warsaw, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars based in Washington, DC.  

11:00am - 12:00pm EST | Biden and Europe: Now What?                 

  • Daniel S. Hamilton, Director, Global Europe Program; Wilson Center
  • Charles A. Kupchan, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

  • Patrycja Sasnal, Head of Research, Polish Institute of International Affairs

  • Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali
    Chair: Sławomir Dębski, Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

12:00pm - 1:00pm EST | How NATO should tackle Russia & China challenge

  • Hans Binnendijk, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • Łukasz Kulesa, Deputy Head of Research, Polish Institute of International Affairs

  • Kori Schake, Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

  • James Sherr, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
    Chair:Daniel S. Hamilton, Director, Global Europe Program; Wilson Center

Hosted By

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, US-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more

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