DGAP’s program on the Americas is a knowledge hub for German politicians, businesspeople, academics, and media on social, economic, and domestic factors related to US foreign policy. We cooperate with renowned US institutions and think tanks such as Johns Hopkins University, the Harvard Kennedy School, the Atlantic Council, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Over many years, we have also built close relationships with networks and influential circles among Democrats and Republicans. Thanks to this access to powerful insiders in the US government and its collaboration with German and international partners, DGAP operates a US strategy group that enriches the transatlantic debate and is valued by a wide range of experts – from government officials to opinion leaders in industry and civil society.

Our aim is to counteract misinterpretations of how political decisions are made on both sides to reduce tensions on the transatlantic relationship. Grappling with today’s world order necessitates a comprehensive understanding of transatlantic relations that includes Latin America and Canada.

Key topics:

  • Social, economic, and domestic factors that will determine the future of US foreign policy
  • US foreign policy and economic interests
  • Involvement of Europe’s trading partners in Latin America, the US, and Canada in the geo-economic strategies and policies of Germany and Europe.
  • Strategies to maintain a rules-based world order

Events

Past events

May 30, 2018

Former Europol Director debates cybercrime and counterterrorism with Bundestag staffers

Only weeks after leaving his office as executive director of Europol, Robb Wainwright discussed the European cooperation in the fight against crime in a DGAP forum with staffers of Germany’s federal parliament. The event, which took place under Chatham House rule and was supported by Philip Morris GmbH, featured a lively debate on domestic security, including cybercrime and the fight against terrorism and drugs as well as the growing interconnectnedd of organized crime. The discussion will be chaired by Dr Henning Riecke, Head of Program USA/Transatlantic Relations, DGAP.

Think Tank Event
Diskussion
Berlin

Publications