Transatlantic Relations in an Era of Change

Peter Wittig, Ambassador of Germany to the United States

Transatlantic Relations in an Era of Change

The relationship between the United States and its allies in Europe is robust and dynamic. Yet new political realities on both sides of the Atlantic are creating challenges and opportunities throughout both regions. The growth of populist and nationalist movements in Europe and the United States, uncertainty over the future of trade agreements, and different approaches to non-traditional security issues like climate change have all created a new era for transatlantic relations. What will the future of EU-US relations look like, in particular after the United Kingdom exits the European Union, and how will this impact Germany’s relationship with the European Union? Please join the Council on Global Affairs as it hosts German Ambassador Peter Wittig for a timely conversation on the future of transatlantic relations just four days before the federal elections in Germany.

Speaker Bio

Pre-Reads

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Dina Smeltz and Lily Wojtowicz, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, August 2, 2017

Angela Merkel Is Forced to Take Center Stage
Stefan Wagstyl, Financial Times, July 25, 2017

Do NATO Allies Owe the United States?
John Cookson, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, May 23, 2017

Schedule

11:45 a.m.
Registration and lunch

12 noon 
Presentation and Q&A

1:15 p.m.
Adjournment