On October 26-27, the German Marshall Fund hosted a conference in Kiev, Ukraine for experts and policymakers from Europe and the United States to discuss the eastern neighborhood of the European and transatlantic community. This conference was jointly organized with the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the Center for Applied Policy Research in Munich, Germany.
GMF conducted its annual Journalism Study Tour from May 26 to June 3, 2007 with visits to the countries of Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. Participant journalists represented 11 top U.S. radio and print media outlets.
On May 25, GMF Berlin hosted an event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, the 35th anniversary of the founding of the German Marshall Fund, and the 25th birthday of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) Program, as well as the Manfred Wörner Seminar (WFS). Over a hundred alumni of the programs attended the event, which was co-hosted by the State Representation of Northrhine-Westfalia in Berlin. Dr.
On May 24, GMF and the Alfred Herrhausen Society invited high-level representatives from the economic, scientific, and political communities to Berlin to discuss globalization and the ramifications of the G8's shift in focus to Africa, with special consideration for Asia's increasing influence on the African continent. Jörg Asmussen, Director-General of the German National and International Financial Markets and Monetary Policy Department, directly involved in the G8 preparations, opened the conference.
On May 18, GMF hosted an event on lessons in adjustment for the United States and Europe from Australia's dairy deregulation experience. The event featured John McQueen, CEO of Australia Dairy Farmers Limited, and was joined by panelists, Connie Tipton, President and CEO of International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA); Jean-Marc Trarieux, agricultural attaché at the European Commission; and Robert Gray, Executive Director of the Council of Northeast Farmers Cooperatives. GMF Transatlantic Fellow Susan Sechler moderated the event.