The Transatlantic Relationship in the Wake of Revelations about U.S. Foreign Surveillance & the Ongoing Ukrainian-Russian Crisis

May 08, 2014 // 3:00pm4:00pm

The transatlantic relationship, particularly from the German perspective, has been under great stress for almost a year due to revelations about U.S. foreign surveillance. Now the crisis with Ukraine and Russia threatens to add more strain. As voices in the U.S. and NATO call for a stronger response to Russia, Germany--with its preference for diplomatic over military instruments and its deep trade ties with Russia--is faced with hard choices. The transatlantic partnership remains crucial on these and other issues, such as the Middle East peace process, Iranian nuclear policy, and the challenge from China. Please join us for this meeting with Constanze Stelzenmüller and Daniela Schwarzer. Dr. Stelzenmüller is speaking as part of the Dr. Henry A. Kissinger Transatlantic Speaker Series, which was made possible by a generous grant from the Robert Bosch Foundation. This speaker series will bring fifteen high level German speakers to the United States in 2014 to speak at the ACG Eric M. Warburg Chapters across the country on important issues pertaining to the German-American and transatlantic partnerships.

This event is co-sponsored by the American Council on Germany



5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Constanze Stelzenmueller // Former Public Policy Scholar
    Senior Transatlantic Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Trends, German Marshall Fund, Berlin; Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Director, Europe Program, German Marshall Fund, Berlin
  • Associate Professor of History & International Affairs, George Washington University
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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant

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