Think-Tank Events

The Think Tank's experts organize numerous podium discussions, lectures, and conferences to foster professional exchange within the foreign policy community. Details on upcoming events can be found below, along with report from previous events. Additional (member's only) events take place within the framework of the DGAP Council and can be viewed here


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Capacity Building Workshop of the EU-Middle East Forum (EUMEF)
"Turkey and Egypt in 2025: Foreseeing Challenges and Opportunities” (Scenario Planning and Strategic Policy Analysis)
15/08/2016 - 18/08/2016 | 09:00 - 18:00 Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change
What will Egypt and Turkey look like in ten years? A capacity-building workshop in Berlin is planned for August 15–18, 2016 with a focus on scenario planning and strategic policy analysis
Category: Democratization/System Change, Turkey, Egypt, Near and Middle East/North Africa
Brexit: What Next?
First Reactions to Britain’s EU Referendum
24/06/2016 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | United Kingdom, European Union
Brexit: What Next?
On the morning of June 24, experts met at the DGAP to ponder the triumph of the Brexiteers and discuss the referendum’s extraordinary impact on Europe, the UK, and the world: longtime MEP Elmar Brok; Sarah Raine of the International Institute for Strategic Studies; Nicolai Ondarza of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs; Philip Oltermann of the Guardian's Berlin bureau; and the DGAP's Jana Puglierin. Click below to hear an audio file of their discussion
Category: European Union, United Kingdom
Between Debt Burden and Refugee Crisis
Which Way forward for Greece in the EU?
23/06/2016 | 09:30 - 11:30 | DGAP | Greece, European Union
Category: European Union, Greece
Germany’s Role in the World:
Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
20/06/2016 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Germany, German Foreign Policy
Category: German Foreign Policy, Germany
Closing NATO’s Baltic Gap
What Needs to Be Done?
16/06/2016 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | NATO
Category: NATO, Security
How Should the West Deal with Russia?
Join book presentation by the DGAP's Robert Bosch Center and SAIS’s Center for Transatlantic Relations
27/05/2016 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Russia
How Should the West Deal with Russia?
Russia is emerging as a revisionist power, putting the European security order into question. The West has not yet found a consistent way of responding to Russia’s new policy and is facing a credibility crisis. A new book assembles suggestions for solutions from an international group of foreign affairs policy experts and scholars.
Category: Russia, Europe
Ukraine: A Captured State?
How to Put the Country Back onto the Path to Reform
26/05/2016 | 09:49 | DGAP | Ukraine
Ukraine: A Captured State?
Fundamental changes have been underway in Ukraine since the Maidan Revolution of 2013–14, but intransigence in the administration and self-serving interests of economic and political elites impede the progress of reform. Stronger pressure from civil society and external actors such as the EU and the US could help foster a transition to genuine democracy. The conference held on May 26 in Berlin devoted particular attention to the current state of reforms and their prospects of success.
Category: Ukraine
Global Governance in Transition
How can the G20 help overcome regional fragmentation?
12/05/2016 | 18:00 - 20:00 | DGAP
Global Governance in Transition
German, Turkish, and Chinese experts came together to discuss the G20's most pressing questions, at a panel discussion organized in cooperation with the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). The discussion was part of the Think 20 (T20) process under the aegis of the Chinese G20 presidency.
Russkiy Mir: "Russian World"
On the genesis of a geopolitical concept and its effects on Ukraine
03/05/2016 | 09:00 - 10:30 | DGAP | Russia, Political Culture
Russkiy Mir:
How is the concept of the Russkiy Mir (Russian World) influencing the search for national identity in present-day Russia? To what extent will it continue to shape Russian foreign policy in the near future? What role does the concept play in Ukraine? Is it dictating Russia’s policy toward that country? A conversation with the Ukraine expert DGAP’s Wilfried Jilge.
Category: Political Culture, Culture, Russia, Ukraine
Responding to Global Authoritarianism
How Can Europe Defend its Values?
02/05/2016 | 18:00 - 20:00 | DGAP
NASA’s Journey to Mars
Goals, Challenges, and International Cooperation
28/04/2016 | 18:00 - 19:30 | DGAP | Space technology
Category: Space technology
Why Do We Need Ukraine?
DGAP event explores what Ukraine’s democratic transformation means for the EU – and for Russia
19/04/2016 | 18:00 - 19:30 | DGAP | Ukraine
Why Do We Need Ukraine?
As of April 2016, Ukraine’s new prime minister is Volodymyr Groysman, a former speaker of the parliament. His appointment followed the resignation of reform-minded ministers, a government crisis that lasted several weeks, and months of political stalemate. It was over two years ago that demonstrators on Kiev’s Maidan called passionately in their “Revolution of Dignity” for reform and for their country to set a pro-European course. Can the new government put Ukraine back on that path?
Category: Ukraine
Together, Italy and Germany Provide Impetus for Europe
Second “Italian-German High-Level Dialogue” held in Turin
13/04/2016 | 09:00 - 18:00 Italy, Bilateral Relations
Together, Italy and Germany Provide Impetus for Europe
On April 13, Italian and German high-level representatives from civil society, business, politics, media, and the cultural sector gathered in Turin for the second Italian-German High-Level Dialogue. The main topics of discussion and exchange were pressures caused by migration, the digital agenda, and the European Neighborhood Policy.
Category: Bilateral Relations, Italy, Germany
The EU and Russia: In Search of a New Modus Operandi
DGAP hosts second EU-Russia think tank dialogue workshop
06/04/2016 - 12/04/2016 | 09:30 - 18:00 | DGAP
The EU and Russia: In Search of a New Modus Operandi
A day-long workshop in Berlin was devoted to improving dialogue between Russian and EU think tanks and discussing the future of EU-Russia relations.
“Fundamentals First”: Safeguarding Fundamental Rights in the Western Balkans
Opening Seminar of this Year’s TRAIN Programme in Belgrade
05/04/2016 - 09/04/2016 | 09:00 - 18:00 | Belgrade | Balkans
“Fundamentals First”: Safeguarding Fundamental Rights in the Western Balkans
The participants of the 2016 TRAIN Programme met for their opening seminar from April 5 – 9 in Belgrade to discuss their research projects and to exchange ideas on effective policy advocacy. The safeguarding of fundamental rights in the Western Balkan states is the focus of this year’s program.
Category: Balkans
Media, Propaganda, and Politics:
Russia’s Role in the European Information Sphere
18/03/2016 | 13:00 - 14:30 | DGAP | Russia, Media/Information
Category: Media/Information, Russia
US Security Policy and its Repercussions on NATO
Where is the Alliance‘s Lead-nation Heading?
07/03/2016 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | United States of America, Security
The debate focused on the new security situation in Europe. Challenges on both the eastern and southern flank of NATO were addressed. Burden sharing and US defense expenditure were other issues that were debated during the event.
Category: Security, NATO, United States of America
Post-Soviet Conflicts and the Ukraine Crisis
26/02/2016 | 10:30 - 12:00 | DGAP | Russia, Conflicts and Strategies
Category: Conflicts and Strategies, Russia, Ukraine
Deconstructing Islamist Terrorism in Tunisia (Report in German)
Policy Workshop in Tunis: February 25–27, 2016, Tunis
25/02/2016 - 27/02/2016 | 09:00 - 18:00 Tunisia
Deconstructing Islamist Terrorism in Tunisia (Report in German)
Ein dreitägiger Policy Workshop – organisiert durch das EU-Middle East Forum des DGAP-Programms Naher Osten und Nordafrika in Kooperation mit der Robert Bosch Stiftung, dem Auswärtigen Amt, dem Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) und dem Le Labo’ Démocratique – versammelte 19 junge und Mid-level-Experten aus Tunesien, Marokko, den palästinensischen Gebieten, Deutschland, dem Vereinigten Königreich, Spanien und Italien.
Category: Tunisia
Toward Warsaw and Beyond: A Vision for NATO Transformation
24/02/2016 | 18:30 - 20:00 | Hotel Adlon Kempinski | NATO
Category: NATO, Security
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