Transatlantic Leadership Seminar
Was 2016 an anomaly in U.S. politics, or the year that revealed a lasting shift in electoral preferences? Many issues have since come to dominate the public discourse, including the norms of acceptable political behavior; the legitimacy of existing electoral practices; the integrity of public decision making; the social costs of transformative economic development; and the treatment of undocumented immigrants and new Americans. Much will be revealed this year, as the most powerful democracy in the world goes to the polls, with far-reaching consequences of the nature of the Union and the values it has championed since the end of the Cold War.
GMF’s Transatlantic Leadership Seminar on American Democracy 2020 will deploy a transatlantic cohort of twenty leaders to explore these developments firsthand in Atlanta, Georgia; Cleveland, Ohio; and San Antonio, Texas, from September 13-20, 2020. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how contemporary forces are shaping U.S. politics and where this linchpin of the global system may be heading during the next presidency.
GMF’s Transatlantic Leadership Seminar enables leaders from business, government, and civil society to stay at the forefront of trends in the 21st Century. Each rendition lasts seven to nine days, is expert-led, and takes place in a region experiencing rapid change. Participants engage with more than 40 leaders in open, frank, and dynamic conversations and benefit from firsthand experience and group reflection.
Transatlantic Leadership Seminars are exclusive to GMF alumni, which includes alumni of the following programs: the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, Manfred Wörner Seminar, Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network, Transatlantic Forum for Migration and Integration, Policy Designers Network and Leadership Lab, Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellowship, APSA Congressional Fellowship, and New Länder Fellowship.