Donnerstag, 18. November 2010

President Obama in Europe: A Time for Reassessing Transatlantic Relations

Datum, Uhrzeit
Donnerstag, 18. November 2010, 16.30 Uhr – 18.00 Uhr In meinem Kalender speichern
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Büro Washington

The implementation of the Lisbon Treaty reflects a new phase in the European Union’s evolution as a global actor and key U.S. partner in addressing common challenges. On November 20, President Barack Obama will travel to Lisbon to participate in the first U.S.-EU Summit since the treaty went into effect.

On November 18, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings (CUSE), the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Notre Europe will host a discussion previewing the Lisbon Summit and examining the state of the transatlantic partnership. The event will feature Romano Prodi, former president of the European Commission; Etienne Davignon, former vice-president of the European Commission; and Karen Donfried, former executive vice president of the German Marshall Fund. Prodi and Davignon are contributors to a recently published Notre Europe report `Reshaping EU-US Relations: A Concept Paper.` The paper is a product of a high-level task force comprised of former European ministers and heads of government and assesses the future of U.S.-EU relations in the age of globalization.

Senior Fellow Justin Vaisse, CUSE director of research, will provide introductory remarks and moderate the discussion. After the program, panelists will take audience questions.

Introduction and Moderator 
Justin Vaïsse, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution 

Romano Prodi, President, United Nations High Level Group on Peacekeeping in Africa, Former Italian Prime Minister and former European Commission
President Etienne Davignon, State Minister, Belgium, Former Vice-President of the European Commission
Karen Donfried, Former Executive Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States  

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