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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Visegrád countries: No longer blind spots in the debate about EU
15/11/2017 | 12:30 - 16:00 | DGAP
Visegrád countries: No longer blind spots in the debate about EU
The Visegrád countries (V4) – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – are emerging as an important entity within the EU, but could be a more active player with positive policy proposals for the entire bloc, experts from the EU, Germany, as well as Central European countries highlighted at a conference on Wednesday.
Russian Military Reform and its Consequences
16/10/2017 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Russia
Category: Russia
US Foreign Policy: How “America First” Affects Allies and Partners
12/10/2017 | 16:30 - 18:00 | DGAP | United States of America, Germany - USA
On October 12, 2017, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) hosted a background discussion on American foreign policy under the Trump administration.
Category: Germany - USA, Transatlantic Relations, United States of America
Russia and the EU in the Common Neighborhood: Conflicting Types of Power
11/10/2017 | 09:00 - 10:30 | DGAP | Russia, European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
Category: European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), Russia
Poland’s Secretary of State Szczerski at DGAP Poland Forum
“German-Polish relations are not called into question in Poland. Hopefully not in Germany either”
12/09/2017 | 11:00 - 13:00 | DGAP | Poland, European Union
Poland’s Secretary of State Szczerski at DGAP Poland Forum
Category: European Union, Poland
Promotion of Think Tank Work on Security Sector Reform and Socioeconomic Challenges in Tunisia
MENA program reports on the second of its Tunis workshops, September 6–9, 2017
06/09/2017 - 09/09/2017 | 09:00 - 18:00 | Tunis | Tunisia
What factors are impeding Tunisia’s socioeconomic development and how can decision-makers tackle them effectively? What measures are needed to reform the Tunisian security sector and what are the key objectives of the reforms? How can greater cooperation between civil society and the state help to counter extremist narratives and improve current de-radicalization strategies? How can the international community support Tunisia’s transformation process? How can think tanks and similar institutions make their voices heard and promote their policy recommendations more effectively to decision-makers? These were some of the questions tackled in the workshop.
Category: Tunisia, Near and Middle East/North Africa
Promotion of Think Tank Work on Security Sector Reform and Socio-Economic Challenges in Tunisia: Part One
MENA Program Workshop in Berlin, July 12–15, 2017
12/07/2017 - 15/07/2017 | 09:00 - 18:00 Tunisia, Democratization/System Change
How can socioeconomic disparity and regional inequality in Tunisia be reduced and eventually overcome? To what degree can the promotion of entrepreneurship contribute to economic development, and what are its limits? In reforming Tunisia’s security sector, what are the key objectives, and what measures are needed? What are the Tunisian state’s current deradicalization strategies and what are the shortcomings? How can the international community effectively support the country’s transformation process? These were some of the questions tackled during a workshop organized by the DGAP's Middle East and North Africa program.
Category: Democratization/System Change, Tunisia, Middle East/North Africa
Hard, Soft, or Scrambled?
The UK Government and Its Post-Election Approach to Brexit
06/07/2017 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | United Kingdom, European Union
Category: European Union, United Kingdom
Nord Stream 2: Business Project or a Security Threat for Europe?
05/07/2017 | 12:30 - 14:30 | DGAP | Resources and Energy
Category: Resources and Energy
Democratic Backsliding in the Western Balkans: What Should the EU’s Role Be?
Brussels Briefing
30/06/2017 | 10:00 - 12:00 | DGAP | Balkans, European Union
Category: European Union, Balkans
The US is Unpopular Abroad, Trump Even More So
Bruce Stokes presented the results of a wide-reaching Pew Research Center poll
27/06/2017 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Transatlantic Relations
The US is Unpopular Abroad, Trump Even More So
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.
Category: Transatlantic Relations
2017 TRAIN Seminar in Berlin
27/06/2017 - 01/07/2017 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Wirtschaft
2017 TRAIN Seminar in Berlin
From June 27 to July 1st, this year’s TRAIN participants were joined by some of the program’s alumni in Berlin – next to engaging in discussion, participants could both strengthen existing ties and meet participants from a different program year.
Category: Wirtschaft
Hungary’s Perspective within Europe after 2020
DGAP Workshop
23/06/2017 | 09:30 - 12:30 | DGAP | Hungary, European Union
Hungary’s Perspective within Europe after 2020
In the new EU budget, which will be negotiated next year and start in 2020, the inflow of EU money from its “structural and cohesion” funds to Hungary and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe is set to significantly decrease. A special Hungary workshop examined the implications of this for Viktor Orban’s government, and the question of whether Hungary may develop special relations with Russia and China as an alternative source of capital and public investment into infrastructure.
Category: European Union, Economy and Finance, Hungary, Central and Eastern European countries
Estonia’s Priorities for Its EU Presidency:
Energy Union, Eastern Neighborhood and the Digital Single Market
21/06/2017 | 14:30 - 15:45 | DGAP
GERNORSEC II: The German-Norwegian Security Dialogue
Berlin Meeting June 7–8, 2017
07/06/2017 - 08/06/2017 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Europe, Security
GERNORSEC II: The German-Norwegian Security Dialogue
The DGAP and the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies, together with the German and Norwegian ministries of defense, convened in Berlin for the second German-Norwegian Security Dialogue (GERNORSEC). The seminar format was launched in Oslo in November 2016.
Category: Security, Defence Policy, Organization of Military Defence, Regional Organizations, Norway, Germany, Europe
Contemporary Maritime Security Threats:
The Role of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command
22/05/2017 | 18:00 - 19:30 | DGAP
Charting Choppy Seas
The World Economy and the Future of Growth and Trade
18/05/2017 | 10:15 - 17:00 | DGAP
Charting Choppy Seas
Populism, protectionism, and economic stagnation – a joint symposium held by the Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) and the DGAP examined how Japan and the EU can face common challenges and provide new opportunities to ensure prosperity in a future data-based economy.
European Integration in the Age of Populism, Disintegration and Migration
Italian and German Perspectives
17/05/2017 | 09:00 - 14:45 | DGAP | Europe, European Union
Category: European Union, Europe
The EU and Iran: The Nuclear Deal and Beyond
16/05/2017 | 14:00 - 15:30 | DGAP
Closed-door Brainstorming on Hungary
28/04/2017 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP
On April 28, 2017, the DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center held a closed-door brainstorming session to address the current situation in Hungary and what it means for the European Union. Participants gave particular attention to the series of controversial laws on higher education and NGOs passed in early April as well as the government-run campaign called “Let’s stop Brussels!” which involved sending a questionnaire that contained false and hostile claims about the EU to millions of Hungarian citizens.
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