Media Briefing: Secretary Kerry's First Interntational Trip | Wilson Center

Media Briefing: Secretary Kerry's First Interntational Trip

Podcast available

Podcast (Audio only)

On February 24 John Kerry will make his first international trip as Secretary of State, including stops in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. What will be the economic and political impacts globally of the announced trade alliance between the U.S. and Europe? Do recent military interventions in Libya and Mali provide models for the future of transatlantic alliances like NATO? How will the U.S. and Europe address continuing instability in the MENA region following the Arab Awakening?

Experts on Europe, transatlantic relations and U.S.-Middle East relations answer media questions in a conference call. Full audio and transcripts of this conference are available on this page.


  • Aaron David Miller

    Aaron David Miller

    Distinguished Scholar
  • David Ottaway

    David Ottaway

    Middle East Fellow
    Middle East Specialist and Former Washington Post Correspondent
  • Marina Ottaway

    Middle East Fellow
    Former Senior Research Associate and Head of the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Michael J. Geary

    Global Fellow
    Associate Professor, Modern Europe and the European Union, Faculty of Humanities, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway