Stronger Together: A Strategy to Revitalize Transatlantic Power

Harvard Kennedy School and DGAP Transatlantic Strategy Group’s Report
10 December 2020
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Close transatlantic cooperation remains of strategic importance at a time when Western democratic and economic systems are under increasing pressure and the list of international challenges that deeply affect our societies is growing. But fresh ideas are needed to revive the relationship that will not revert to the status quo ante after Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Over the past year, the Harvard Kennedy School and DGAP jointly ran a Transatlantic Strategy Group co-chaired by Nicholas Burns and Dr. Daniela Schwarzer. It was composed of experts and former government officials from the United States and Europe who developed ideas and strategies for revitalizing transatlantic relations in 2021 and beyond to address critical challenges, such as a more assertive China and Russia, climate change, emerging technologies, and a global trading system in flux. We cordially invite you to a presentation and critical discussion of the policy recommendations put forward in the group’s report.

Introduction of the report and policy recommendations by:

Nicholas Burns, Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School; Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005-2008); Former US Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005)

Daniela Schwarzer, Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including

Victoria Nuland, Senior Counselor at the Albright Stonebridge Group and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School; Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (2013-2017)

Jürgen Hardt, MP, Foreign Policy Spokesperson, CDU/CSU, German Bundestag

Metin Hakverdi, MP, Chairman of the USA/North America Discussion Group, SPD, German Bundestag

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