- Susan Ness, Former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Founder of Susan Ness Strategies, Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
- Evangelos Razis, Master of Science in Foreign Service Candidate, Class of 2017, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
- Hussein Jaffar, Master of Science in Foreign Service Candidate, Class of 2017, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
- Amy Studdart, Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
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The Washington, DC Chapter of the Young Transatlantic Network (YTN) of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) are excited to announce a collaborative project aimed at fostering discussion about the importance of, and challenges to, the transatlantic community in a two-part series titled the “Future of Transatlantic Relations.”
The Atlantic is the most dynamic region within today’s global digital economy. The world’s largest trading and investment relationship is an increasingly digital one, fueled by a flow of data that is 50 percent higher than U.S. data exchanges with Asia. Yet, in recent years, the digital economy has served more as a source of disagreement between policymakers in Washington and Brussels than as a symbol for successful transatlantic cooperation. From the invalidation of Safe Harbor to antitrust lawsuits against American tech giants, Americans and Europeans seem at odds about what our shared digital future should look like. Indeed, the question of how to govern the markets enabled by rapidly evolving information and communications technologies has elicited differences on issues as diverse as privacy standards, competition policy, taxation, cybersecurity, and international trade. This panel will provide context to understand these disagreements and will discuss the opportunities and strategic importance of U.S.-EU cooperation on the transatlantic digital economy moving forward.
Join us for the second session of the Future of Transatlantic Relations Series on "Social Stability in the Age of Globalization, Terror, and Transatlantic Populism" on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm. For more information, click here.