The Future of Europe After the U.S. Elections: Challenges, Scenarios, and Commitments
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Both the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election and the decision in the United Kingdom to leave the EU have sent shockwaves through the West and rest of the world. With two of the biggest Western players shrouded in uncertainty over what political course new leaders will pursue, the future of the rest of Europe also remains unclear. Given President-elect Trump’s campaign promises to press NATO members for larger contributions, what, if any, changes should Allies expect to their cooperative security? How might the apparent trend of populist, or so-called “renationalized” politics affect upcoming elections in Germany and France, as well as the rest of Europe? With these questions in mind, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) invites you to a roundtable discussion with President of Centre d'étude et de réflexion pour l'action politique (CERAP) Nicolas Tenzer who will provide a brief assessment on the future of Europe following the U.S. elections, and will discuss the challenges, scenarios, and commitments that lie ahead. The conversation will be moderated by GMF Senior Vice President for Programs Ivan Vejvoda.
Nicolas Tenzer is chairman of the Center for Studies and Research on Political Decision (CERAP) and the editor of the review Le Banquet. He is also an associate professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA, Sciences-Po), ENA Paris, and France’s Institute for Advanced Studies on National Defence. Previously, he served as an adviser to the French Minister of Economy and Finance. He was an investigator at the Accounting Court and Head of Department in Strategic Planning Commissariat (Prime Minister’s Office). He served as head of a special mission on international issues for the French government, as well as undertaking several missions for international organizations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Algeria, Ukraine, Montenegro, Serbia, Haiti, Morocco and Jordan. He is the co-founder, former chairman and CEO, and now honorary chairman of Initiative for the Development of French Expertise Abroad in Europe and Worldwide (IDEFIE). He has been member of the board, CFO, and then executive president of Aspen Institute France (2010-15). Mr. Tenzer graduated from École normale supérieure, Sciences-Po Paris and École nationale d’administration (ENA), and possesses a Master’s degree in History. Mr. Tenzer is the author of 21 books, including Political Philosophy, The World in 2030, The Rule and the Disorder, and France Needs Others, as well as hundreds of scientific papers and op-eds.
Ivan Vejvoda is senior vice president for programs at GMF. From 2003 to 2010, he served as executive director of GMF's Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project dedicated to strengthening democratic institutions in Southeastern Europe. Vejvoda came to GMF in 2003 from distinguished service in the Serbian government as senior advisor on foreign policy and European integration to Prime Ministers Zoran Djindjic and Zoran Zivkovic. Prior to that, he served as executive director of the Belgrade-based Fund for an Open Society from 1998 to 2002.