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


Past events

12:30 - 14:00 | 27 Jun 2017

The US is Unpopular Abroad, Trump Even More So

Bruce Stokes presented the results of a wide-reaching Pew Research Center poll

According to the Pew Center's recent survey of international opinion of the United States, a median of 49% of respondents have a favorable view of the country under President Trump – compared to 64 percent in the last years of the Obama administration. The decline in confidence is striking.

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12:30 - 14:00 | 27 Jun 2017

USA unbeliebt, Trump erst recht

Umfrage des Pew Research Institute zu internationalen Haltungen gegenüber den USA

Befragte in 37 Ländern haben in einer Pew-Umfrage den US-Präsidenten und seine Politik mit beispiellosen Werten der Ablehnung belegt – außer in Russland. In Deutschland ist die Enttäuschung offenbar besonders hoch. Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economic Attitudes bei Pew, stellte die Studie in der DGAP vor. Jürgen Hardt, MdB, Koordinator für die transatlantische Zusammenarbeit, kommentierte aus Sicht der Bundesregierung. Dr. Daniela Schwarzer, Direktorin der DGAP, moderierte.

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