- Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania
- Linnea Hincks, Master of Science in Foreign Service Candidate, Class of 2017, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
- Miika Tomi, Master of Science in Foreign Service Candidate, Class of 2017, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
- Dr. Yascha Mounk, Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, 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.”
A populist wave strengthened by Brexit and the election of Donald Trump continues to sweep across the Atlantic in 2017. In the coming months, France, the Netherlands, and Germany's resilience will be tested. This transatlantic trend begs the question of which societal model--the welfare states of Western Europe or the American model--can resist the call of the populist sirens, if any. This event will address the root causes of the phenomenon and discuss how societies can be more resilient to the impact of globalization: including trade, technological development, and migration. It will also consider how politicians ought to respond and lead through this crisis that will likely define the coming decades.
Join us for the first session of the Future of Transatlantic Relations Series event on "Governing the Transatlantic Digital Economy: A Dialogue on Cooperation in the Face of Rising Challenges" on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm. For more information, click here.