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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New Policy for Western Russia and Eastern Europe
Series of workshops explores the nature of the West's relations with Russia
05/12/2016 | 09:00 - 18:00
New Policy for Western Russia and Eastern Europe
The question of how to build a new modus vivendi with Russia and Eastern Europe is more relevant than ever. Western experts and policy makers met with their Eastern European and Russian counterparts at the beginning of December in Berlin and in Moscow to discuss a way forward at a time of strained relations. The workshops are part of an ongoing joint initiative of the DGAP's Robert Bosch Center and the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School.
Rome Med 2016: Mediterranean Dialogues
Beyond Turmoil: A Positive Agenda
01/12/2016 - 03/12/2016 | 09:00 - 18:00 Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change
ROME MED: MEDITERRANEAN DIALOGUES is an annual high-level initiative organized by the Italian foreign ministry and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies. In 2016, the DGAP’s Middle East and North Africa Program, together with Chatham House, the European Council on Foreign Relations, the French Institute of International Relations, the European University Institute, and Bruegel served as the six partners of ISPI to realize different policy forums during the MED conference.
Category: Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa
Workshop: What Does the Future Hold for Morocco and Tunisia?
Socioeconomic Challenges and Opportunities
20/11/2016 - 23/11/2016 | 09:00 - 18:00 Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change
Workshop: What Does the Future Hold for Morocco and Tunisia?
This November the DGAP’s EU-Middle East Forum invited 18 North African and European mid-level professionals from the fields of academia, civil society, economics, politics, and media to analyze potential socioeconomic developments in Morocco and Tunisia by using the methodology of strategic foresight.
Category: Democratization/System Change, Tunisia, Morocco, Near and Middle East/North Africa
EU-Turkey Relations after the Coup
Brussels Briefing with Asli Aydintaşbaş, Andreas Nick, Patrick Paquet, and Günter Seufert
10/11/2016 | 14:00 - 16:00 Turkey, European Union
EU-Turkey Relations after the Coup
On November 9, the European Commission published its 2016 Progress Report on the status of the enlargement process with Turkey, including an assessment of the country’s process of political reform. The next day Patrick Paquet presented the report results at the DGAP and discussed with panelists the state of EU-Turkey relations in light of the developments after July’s attempted military coup in Turkey, the EU-Turkey Agreement on Refugees, and Turkey’s role as regional actor.
Category: European Union, Turkey
Ukraine’s Litmus Test:
The Reform of the Judiciary
10/11/2016 | 09:00 - 11:00 | DGAP | Ukraine, Reform
Category: Reform, Ukraine
First Reactions to the 2016 US Presidential Election
Where will a Trump presidency take America and transatlantic relations?
09/11/2016 | 11:00 - 12:30 | DGAP | United States of America, Elections
First Reactions to the 2016 US Presidential Election
US Ambassador to Germany John B. Emerson and German Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt came to the DGAP the morning after the US elections to give their first impressions of the outcome. How did Trump triumph? How will he position himself on domestic and foreign policy agendas? How will President Trump differ from Candidate Trump? The speakers were joined by Daniela Schwarzer, the new director of the DGAP's Research Institute, and Josef Braml and Henning Riecke of the USA/ transatlantic relations program.
Category: Elections, United States of America
The Greek Debt Crisis and the Eurozone:
Lessons Learned for a Common Future?
08/11/2016 | 14:00 - 16:00 | DGAP
The Greek Debt Crisis and the Eurozone:
EU Enlargement for the Western Balkans Despite Brexit
2016 TRAIN Programme closes with a seminar in Brussels
06/11/2016 - 10/11/2016 | 09:24 - 18:24 | Brüssel
EU Enlargement for the Western Balkans Despite Brexit
The states of the Western Balkans still aim to join the EU as soon as possible – despite Brexit. A solid EU perspective for these states is the precondition for a sustainable democratization of the region. Think tank representatives from the region presented their research findings in Brussels November 6–10, 2016 in order to increase awareness of the reform processes underway in their respective countries.
Which President, Which America?
What the Election Campaign Reveals About the US Political System
01/11/2016 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | United States of America, Transatlantic Relations
Which President, Which America?
Jürgen Trittin, Daniela Schwarzer, James D. Bindenagel and Josef Braml offered their perspectives at a panel discussion hosted by DGAP and Inforadio (rbb).
Category: Elections
Security Challenges in the Arctic and their Implications for NATO
Gesprächskreis Transatlantische Beziehungen: Sicherheitspolitische Konsequenzen des Wandels in der Arktis
27/10/2016 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | Arctic, NATO
The impact of climate change on the Arctic as well as the strained relations between Russia and NATO make a reevaluation of Arctic security necessary. The participants of the Transatlantic Roundtable discussed how the Alliance could and should respond to developments in the region.
Category: NATO, Transatlantic Relations, Arctic, Russia
The French Vision for New Space
How to Defend European Leadership in Space?
20/10/2016 | 18:00 - 19:30 | DGAP | Space technology
Category: Space technology
Corruption in Russia
Ilya Yashin and Ilya Zaslavskiy present their reports on economic interdependence and loyalties
10/10/2016 | 12:00 - 13:30 | DGAP | Russia, Corruption
Corruption in Russia
The symbiotic relationship between power and state-dominated business is fundamental to Vladimir Putin’s Russia. While the loyalty of administrative elites to the regime is achieved in exchange for rent-seeking opportunities, many elites are also involved in criminal cases, corruption, and nepotism. This event presents two fresh reports on the topic.
Category: Elections, Russia
Poland and Germany in the Transatlantic Alliance
An exchange of perspectives
28/09/2016 | 09:30 - 11:00 | DGAP | Europe, Transatlantic Relations
Poland and Germany share an interest in a strong transatlantic security architecture. The deteriorating situation to NATO’s east has produced different opinions about how to deal with Russia, however. The recent elections in Poland have further complicated German-Polish relations. Considering the recent study “Transatlantic Relations After the Russia-Ukraine Conflict” by the Warsaw-based Institute of Public Affairs, guests sat down to discuss German-Polish relations in the transatlantic context.
Category: Transatlantic Relations, Bilateral Relations, NATO, Poland, Federal Republic of Germany
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 held at the DGAP in Berlin focused on scenario planning and strategic policy analysis
Category: Democratization/System Change, Turkey, Egypt, Near and Middle East/North Africa
Visa Liberalization for Ukraine:
Risks and Opportunities
08/07/2016 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP
The EU’s Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy
Ready for Implementation?
07/07/2016 | 12:00 - 16:00 | DGAP | European Union
The EU’s Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy
Even as the UK’s “Brexit” referendum on EU membership dominated the headlines, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini stuck to her plan of presenting the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy at the European Council on June 28–29. On July 7, the DGAP welcomed Nathalie Tocci, Special Adviser to the EU High Representative, to present and discuss the strategy in an expert workshop with two panels.
Category: European Union
The Human Factor
A conference on demographic change and political economy in the Russian Federation
30/06/2016 - 01/07/2016 | 14:00 - 16:00 | DGAP | Russia
The Human Factor
Demographic decline will have a significant impact on Russia’s economy, society, and security situation in the mid and long term. Russian leaders are failing, however, to establish adequate policy responses in the areas of migration, the labor market, education, and health. An academic conference in Berlin with Jack Goldstone and other distinguished experts addressed the consequences of demographic change in Russia.
Category: Russia
Bridging Collective Defense and Crisis Management?
30/06/2016 | 11:30 - 13:00 | DGAP | Security
Category: NATO, Security
Crisis Reaction Lite?
Options for NATO’s Southern Flank
30/06/2016 | 09:00 - 13:00 | DGAP | Security
In a workshop at DGAP, a group of security policy experts discussed NATO’s challenges on its southern flank prior to the NATO summit in Warsaw.
Category: Security, NATO
The United States after the primaries
28/06/2016 | 09:00 - 11:00 | DGAP | United States of America
The primaries in the U.S. are about to enter their final stage. The republican nominee will be officially announced on July 18, 2016. Dr. Dieter Dettke spoke before the transatlantic roundtable and addressed the current developments in the United States after the primaries and how they could shape the country’s future.
Category: United States of America
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