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New Transatlantic Perspectives on Global Challenges

As the world starts to move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, experts discuss joint EU-US responses to the digital revolution and growing Chinese global influence.
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook
Daniel S. Hamilton 
Fernando Neves
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While the world has made some progress in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, new challenges lie ahead to test transatlantic partnerships. Recent and upcoming changes in leadership loom large as the European Union and the United States seek to collaborate on pressing issues tied to the digital revolution and China’s rising global influence. On the initiative of the EU member states’ consuls general in Chicago and on the occasion of Europe Day 2021, a panel of experts examines how the EU-US relationship can respond to the issues that will shape the future of the transatlantic relationship.

About the Speakers
Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook
In addition to her role at the Future of Diplomacy Project, Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook was named Executive Director of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. Her areas of expertise include EU-US relations and digital public policy in urban and national contexts.
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook
Director of the Global Europe Program at the Wilson Center
Daniel S. Hamilton is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Europe Program at the Wilson Center. He is one of the country’s foremost experts on modern Europe, the transatlantic relationship, and U.S. foreign policy. 
Fernando Neves
Former Secretary General of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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In addition to his role at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Neves served as Portugal's Secretary of State for European Affairs. He was responsible for the negotiations on East Timor at diplomatic high official level. He also served as Ambassador to Angola, Ireland and the Netherlands, before concluding his diplomatic career as Ambassador to Italy, where he served from 2008-2012.
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