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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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
Business, the State, and Corruption in Russia
Two new reports on economic interdependence and loyalties
10/10/2016 | 12:00 - 13:30 | DGAP | Russia, Corruption
Business, the State, and 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
The 2016 TRAIN Alumni Seminar
Alumni step into the EU Commission’s shoes for a change of perspective
26/06/2016 - 29/06/2016 | 09:00 - 18:00 Balkans, European Union
The 2016 TRAIN Alumni Seminar
What does the European Commission think about the Western Balkans? What are their expectations, and what challenges have to be faced? The TRAIN Programme’s 2016 Alumni Seminar enabled its participants to slip into the shoes of EU commissioners and gain a new perspective on the EU accession process.
Category: Enlargement Process, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
2016 TRAIN Programme’s Mid-Term Seminar in Berlin
Fostering policy dialogue on fundamental rights
26/06/2016 - 29/06/2016 | 09:00 - 17:00 Balkans, European Union
2016 TRAIN Programme’s Mid-Term Seminar in Berlin
How can fundamental rights be protected in EU candidate countries and in countries that are potential accession candidates? From June 21 to 25, TRAIN Programme participants addressed this question at the program’s midterm seminar in Berlin. The session provided the twelve think tank representatives from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia with the opportunity to discuss their draft policy papers and meet with relevant actors from the German policy scene.
Category: Enlargement Process, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
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
How will Greece and the EU move forward?
23/06/2016 | 09:30 - 11:30 | DGAP | Greece, European Union
Between Debt Burden and Refugee Crisis
Greece has become the EU’s Achilles heel. While its shattering debt crisis is familiar to all, the fact that Greece for some time has been the EU point of entry for mounting numbers of refugees from the Middle East has gone largely unnoticed. Manuel Sarrazin, Nick Malkoutzis, and Yiannis Mouzakis discussed the country’s political and social situation in light of the debt crisis and its other economic and social problems. And they discussed the path toward fiscal and economic recovery.
Category: European Union, Greece
Germany’s Role in the World
A Presentation of the Pew Research Center's poll of public opinion and foreign policy in Europe
20/06/2016 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Germany, German Foreign Policy
Germany’s Role in the World
European partners disagree about how to respond to Europe’s current political challenges, to say nothing of the challenges facing its neighboring countries. The Pew Research Center’s newly published survey “Europeans Face the Word Divided” gives insight into how divided European citizens are in their views concerning the role of their governments and the European Union in the world. A few days before the Brexit referendum, Bruce Stokes gave an exclusive presentation of the report at the DGAP.
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?
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 "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
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