On May 30, GMF hosted a luncheon discussion entitled, "U.S. and European approaches in the fight against terrorism." The event featured Dell L. Dailey, coordinator for counterterrorism at the U.S. Department of State, and Jeremy Shapiro of The Brookings Institute's Center on the United States and Europe, GMF Senior Transatlantic fellow Ambassador Michael Polt moderated the discussion, which was held under the Chatham House rule.
On May 28, GMF hosted Jan Figel, the European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture, and Youth, for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing Europe as it works to educate its youth for a changing economic landscape. He was joined by Dr. Allan Goodman, president of the Institute for International Education, who offered a perspective on the future of American higher education.
On May 28, GMF Berlin hosted a panel discussion on the book "The End of the West," a collection of essays edited by Jeffrey Anderson of Georgetown, John Ikenberry of Princeton, and Thomas Risse of the Free University of Berlin. Anderson and Risse attended, and were joined by Michael Zürn, the dean of the Hertie School of Government in Berlin.