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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Early Bird Breakfast after Merkel – Orbán talks
06/07/2018 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | Hungary
Category: Hungary
The Responsibility of Religions for Peace in Myanmar and Sri Lanka
20/06/2018 | 16:00 - 18:00 | DGAP
Transatlantic Relations under President Trump
Polish and German perspectives
15/06/2018 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | United States of America
“EU and Western Balkans pursue mutual interests in accession process”
Keynote speech by Christian Danielsson, European Commission
12/06/2018 | 13:15 - 14:45 | DGAP | Balkans, European Union
“EU and Western Balkans pursue mutual interests in accession process”
At Tuesday at the DGAP, Christian Danielsson, Director General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission, gave a keynote speech about the new EU strategy for the Western Balkans. He underlined mutual interests as well as individual challenges in the accession process between the EU and the six countries of the Western Balkans.
Category: European Union, Balkans
Expert Roundtable: Social Reform and Challenges in Saudi Arabia: Youth and “Vision 2030”
11/06/2018 | 09:30 - 11:00 | DGAP | Saudi-Arabia
As a result of low oil prices, Saudi Arabia’s young population is faced with numerous challenges: the traditional welfare system—the Saudi social contract, dependent on high oil rents—is under strain. The expert roundtable organized by the DGAP’s Middle East and North Africa program discussed the concerns and aspirations of Saudi youth, the status of an evolving Saudi civil society, the chances for a political reform under Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and to what extent the traditional social contract between the state and its citizens needs to be transformed.
Category: Saudi-Arabia
Threats to Russia: Real and Imagined
04/06/2018 | 09:00 - 15:00 | DGAP | Russia
Category: Russia
Former Europol Director debates cybercrime and counterterrorism with Bundestag staffers
30/05/2018 | 08:30 - 10:00 | Café Einstein | European Union, Criminality
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.
Category: Criminality, European Union
Book presentation: Geopolitics and Security: A New Strategy for the South Caucasus
17/05/2018 | 13:00 - 14:30 | DGAP | Caucasian States of the former Soviet Union, Security
Category: Security, Caucasian States of the former Soviet Union
Promotion of Think Tank Work on Migration and Socio-Economic Challenges in Morocco
03/05/2018 - 05/05/2018 | 10:00 - 18:00 Morocco
The May 2018 workshop was the second of two workshops devoted to the subject of migration and socio-economic challenges in Morocco organized by the DGAP's Middle East and North Africa program. Ten mid-level experts from Morocco and Europe, who had previously participated in a workshop in Berlin from December 07-10, 2017, met in Rabat from May 3-5, 2018.
Category: Morocco
The other Transatlantic Relationship
Canada’s Defence Partnership with Germany and Europe
26/04/2018 | 13:30 - 15:00 | DGAP | Security
Category: Security
TRAIN 2018: Scenarios for the Western Balkans
15/04/2018 - 19/04/2018 | 10:00 - 17:00 | DGAP | Balkans
TRAIN 2018: Scenarios for the Western Balkans
Category: Balkans
Parliamentary Elections in Hungary
Issues, Actors, and Implications for the EU and Germany
04/04/2018 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Hungary, Elections
Category: Elections, Hungary
The Dawn of Eurasia
On the Trail of the New World Order
26/03/2018 | 12:00 - 13:30 | DGAP | Eurasia
Category: Eurasia
Russia after the Presidential Elections
Implications for Russia, the EU and the US
20/03/2018 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Russia, Elections
Category: Elections, Russia
After the Elections in Germany and Italy: Perspectives and Tools to Relaunch the EU
16/03/2018 | 08:45 - 15:30 | DGAP | Italy, European Union
Category: European Union, Italy, Germany
The Gulf Crisis - Political, Economic, and International Implications
13/03/2018 | 17:30 - 19:30 | DGAP | Gulf States
In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed travel and trade bans. They accused Qatar of sponsoring terrorist organizations, of keeping close ties with Iran, and of undermining regional stability. Since then, the relations between Qatar and the blockade states have deteriorated and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has increasingly weakened through fragmentation. Oman and Kuwait have failed to mediate the conflict; international actors such as the United States, France or Germany also faced the same fate.
Category: Gulf States
Can EU Funds Promote the Rule of Law in Europe?
01/03/2018 | 15:00 - 16:00 | DGAP | European Union
Category: European Union
A Successful Failure
Russia After Crimea and Before Presidential Elections
01/03/2018 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP
Book Launch: “Russia and the Western Far Right”
26/01/2018 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Russia
Category: Russia
Sigmar Gabriel remembers Sylke Tempel
Foreign Minister‘s appeal: Mediate foreign policy! Explain Europe!
11/12/2017 | 19:00 - 20:00 | Atrium der Deutschen Bank
Sigmar Gabriel remembers Sylke Tempel
In a moving speech German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel on Monday night remembered Dr. Sylke Tempel, the recently deceased editor-in-chief of the DGAP’s magazines Internationale Politik and Berlin Policy Journal. At the same time, he made a call that foreign policy, Germany's role in the world and the importance of Europe be more widely and more convincingly conveyed throughout German society.