Game-Changer: From Win-Win to Zero Sum

The US-China Tech-Confrontation and Europe´s Role

07.11.2019 | 16:00 - 17:30 | Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V. Rauchstraße 17/18 BERLIN 10787 | Nur für geladene Gäste



Joint event by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the Atlantic Council.

The United States and China are on the brink of entering into a geopolitical great power battle, which is increasingly shaped by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and 5G. European countries and companies are trailing behind. Can the current trend toward a collision course between the US and China in the technological realm be overcome? If so, what can political and economic decision-makers do to avoid zero-sum thinking concerning technologies and innovations and how can Europe establish its own capacity to act? Or, if not, how can Europe avoid the dangers of choosing sides in the US-China rivalry and becoming a plaything of the two global powers?

Mathew J. Burrows, Director, Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, Atlantic Council

Sophie-Charlotte Fischer, Mercator Technology Fellow in the Policy Planning Unit, Federal Foreign Office

Nele Noesselt, Professor for Political Science with a special focus on East Asia / China, University of Duisburg-Essen

Olaf Schulz, Head of Europe and Strategic Programs, Nokia

Kaan Sahin, Research Fellow Technology and Foreign Policy, DGAP


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