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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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
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
Toward Warsaw and Beyond: A Vision for NATO Transformation
24/02/2016 | 18:30 - 20:00 | Hotel Adlon Kempinski | NATO
Category: NATO, Security
After the Munich Security Conference 2016
Security Challenges for the Transatlantic Partnership
17/02/2016 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Transatlantic Relations
After the Munich Security Conference 2016
The DGAP's Transatlantic Roundtable invited Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council, to discuss the many crises the transatlantic community is currently facing, strategic blind spots, and the forthcoming NATO summit.
Category: Transatlantic Relations, Security
How Popular is Vladimir Putin, Really?
The Significance of Surveys in Russian Domestic Policy
25/01/2016 | 09:00 - 10:30 | DGAP
EU Foreign Policy and the Refugee Crisis
Brussels Briefing with Stephan Auer, Roderick Parkes & Annette Weber
11/12/2015 | 11:00 - 13:00 | DGAP | European Union
EU Foreign Policy and the Refugee Crisis
The refugee crisis is severely testing the EU’s internal and external solidarity. As a global problem with complex root causes, it demands a more proactive and holistic foreign policy approach on the part of the EU. Stephan Auer, Roderick Parkes, and Annette Weber discussed the “push-and-pull factors” of irregular migration, possible foreign policy instruments that might help to establish a more comprehensive approach, and the potential for cooperation with countries of origin and transit.
Category: European Union, Migration
Over a Decade of US-German Collaboration and Challenge
10/12/2015 | 08:00 - 16:00 | United States Institute of Peace | Afghanistan
On December 10, 2015, AICGS hosted a day-long conference of over 100 attendees together with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, the United States Institute of Peace, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V., and Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft e.V.
Category: Afghanistan
Moldova: Perpetual Crisis
Has the Eastern Partnership Failed?
01/12/2015 | 15:00 - 17:00 | DGAP | Moldova, European Union
Category: European Union, Moldova
Media and Propaganda:
How to Respond to Russian Information Warfare?
25/11/2015 | 11:00 - 13:00 | DGAP | Russia, Media/Information
Category: Media/Information, Russia
Keeping EU Enlargement on the Radar
Closing seminar in Brussels of 2015 TRAIN Programme
08/11/2015 - 12/11/2015 | 09:00 - 18:00 | Brussels | Balkans
Keeping EU Enlargement on the Radar
The current intense media focus on the Western Balkans is predominantly connected to the European refugee crisis, while the ongoing challenges of the EU integration process of the region’s candidate countries have been receiving much less attention. Nonetheless, a concrete EU perspective is the most important precondition for a sustainable stabilization of the Western Balkans. Think tank representatives from the region presented their research findings in Brussels from November 8–12, 2015.
Category: Balkans
What if …?
What could the EU look like in 2025 – with the UK remaining a member of the Union?
09/10/2015 - 10/10/2015 | 09:00 - 18:00 European Union
What if …?
In its latest seminar, held in Bradford, the Franco-German Future Dialogue focused on scenarios of what the EU could look like in about ten years’ time. Using the foresight method – and against the backdrop of the United Kingdom possibly leaving the Union –, the workshop participants developed ideas of potential future pathways for the European Union.
Category: European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Securitization in Russia –
Ideology, Security Doctrine, and Foreign Policy
06/10/2015 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Russia, Security
Category: Security, Russia
Securitization in Russia: Concept, Impact, and Prospects
06/10/2015 | 09:30 - 11:30 | DGAP
Deconstructing Islamist Terrorism in Egypt
Policy Workshop
01/10/2015 - 03/10/2015 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Egypt, Terrorism
Why has terrorism reemerged in Egypt? What are the aims of the most active militant groups? What is the nature of link to so-called Islamic State and Al Qaeda? How do Egyptian groups they finance their activities and how effective is the Egyptian state in countering this threat? Finally, how can the international community best support Egypt’s fight against terrorism? A 3-day policy workshop at the DGAP’s EU-Middle East Forum of the MENA program delved deeply into these questions.
Category: Terrorism, Egypt
EU-Central Asia Strategy:
Reality Check and Exploring the Way Ahead
30/09/2015 | 14:00 - 18:00
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