- Dr. Daniela Schwarzer, Director Berlin Office and Senior Director of Research, Europe Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- David Ignatius, Columnist, Washington Post and Member of the Board of Trustees, German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Dr. Anna Sauerbrey, Op-Ed Editor, Der Tagesspiegel and columnist, The International New York Times
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is pleased to invite you to a Transatlantic Talk on the future of U.S. global leadership with David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist, best-selling novelist, and member of GMF’s Board of Trustees.
Turmoil in the Middle East, the threat stemming from ISIS as well as the conflict in Ukraine and rising tensions between Russia and the West are challenging the tenets of the liberal world order advanced through U.S. leadership. The U.S. has vested foreign and security policy interests in those regions. In addition, the experience of two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the 2008 economic crisis have led to deeper public scrutiny at home in committing military resources abroad. With national security issues playing an increased role in this year’s election campaign, debates on U.S. strategy, priorities, and capacities in the coming years are of even greater relevance. David Ignatius will present his analysis of the key foreign policy issues for the United States and will offer an outlook on the future of U.S. global leadership and its implications for the transatlantic partnership.
David Ignatius is a prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, covering U.S. foreign affairs, the Middle East and the CIA, member of the GMF Board of Trustees and a best-selling novelist. David Ignatius contributes to the Post Partisan blog and received multiple honors for his writing and journalism, including the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary, Legion of Honor from the French Republic, the Urbino World Press Award from the Italian Republic, and a lifetime achievement award from the International Committee for Foreign Journalism. He has written various best-selling spy novels, among them Body of lies (2008) and Agents of Innocence (1987).
Dr. Anna Sauerbrey manages the development of Tagesspiegel Causa, her newspaper's online magazine for debates, and is the editor of the op-ed page Causa at Der Tagesspiegel. Sauerbrey also is a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times, covering German politics and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Mainz. Before joining Der Tagesspiegel in 2009, she lectured on medieval and early modern history and worked as a freelance journalist for regional publications. In 2013, Sauerbrey was an Arthur F. Burns fellow at The Philadelphia Inquirer.