On June 9, 2016, the German Marshall Fund of the United States’ Berlin office had the pleasure of hosting The Honorable Rudolph Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City and Chair of Cybersecurity and Crisis Management at Greenberg Traurig, at a small off-the-record breakfast roundtable with Members of the German Bundestag. Dr. Daniela Schwarzer, Senior Director of Research and Director of the Europe Program, GMF, welcomed the guests. Sudha David-Wilp, Senior Transatlantic Fellow and Deputy Director of the Berlin Office, GMF, moderated the discussion.
In addition to reflecting on the September 11th attacks, Mr. Giuliani addressed the changing dynamics of terrorism of the past 15 years, touching also on cybersecurity and recruitment issues. The effects of terrorism on societies - including the existence of obstacles to successful integration practices - were subject of further discussion. While counterterrorism and crisis management measures are very important, adequate attention and resources should also be allocated to fighting everyday crime. The breakfast briefing concluded with an exchange over the topics of the 2016 U.S. elections and domestic policy, as well as the future of German-American relations.
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