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Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust

Georg Mascolo, former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, and Tyson Barker, director of Transatlantic Relations at the Bertelsman Foundation, will discuss the necessity of a political solution that resolves US and European disputes over NSA surveillance programs. The panel will offer a comprehensive account of US intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies. According to Mascolo and Scott, the U.S.

Lessons from the Summer of Snowden

“Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust,” a joint policy paper by former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Georg Mascolo, and Ben Scott, Senior Advisor at the New America Foundation, discusses the necessity of a political solution that resolves US and European disputes over NSA surveillance programs. The article offers a comprehensive account of US intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies. According to Mascolo and Scott, the U.S.

Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography

An authorized biography of one of the most powerful women in the world sheds light on the person behind the politician.

The Future of the Eurozone

Jörg Asmussen has been a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank since January 2012. He is responsible for the Directorate General International and European Relations and the Directorate General Legal Services. He represents the ECB in various European and international fora, e.g. the Euro Working Group and the G20 Deputies.

Ground Truth Briefing: Germany Decides

The German elections are a pivotal moment for Europe and the world economy. It seems likely that Angela Merkel will be re-elected but by what margin? And what negotiations will follow? Will the election provide the decisive result that would reassure world markets or a return to uncertainty? Our panel of experts will provide insights.

At this critical moment, the Wilson Center again brings a series of experts together to discuss events and examine how they might unfold.
 

Brazil's 1975 Nuclear Agreement with West Germany

Brazil’s earliest attempts to master the nuclear fuel cycle date back to 1953-1954, when Admiral Álvaro Alberto da Motta e Silva purchased centrifuges for uranium enrichment purposes from the University of Göttingen. Although the equipment was not delivered because it was seized and detained by order of the United States, Brazil’s goal of obtaining the technology to master the entire nuclear fuel-cycle continued to be pursued intermittently over the following decades.

Why Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion in Europe is in the U.S. Interest

“Why Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion in Europe is in the U.S. Interest,” a Wilson Center policy brief by former Public Policy Scholar Spencer P. Boyer, demonstrates the relevance of diversity politics in Europe and its importance to the transatlantic relationship.  The evolving debate across Europe about how to manage growing diversity effectively is often met with a backlash against the notion that Europe should openly embrace these demographic changes.

Current Immigration and Integration Debates in Germany and the United States: What We Can Learn from Each Other

Former Public Policy Scholar Spencer P. Boyer compares immigration and integration debates in Germany and the United States in a policy paper co-authored with Victoria Pardini.

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