President Biden Visits Europe: Expectations and Risks at a Time of War
About this event
The war in Ukraine has sped up the course of transatlantic cooperation. Fourteen months into his tenure, President Joe Biden is visiting Europe for the third time. This visit is monumental. At the NATO Summit, leaders will discuss reshaping the alliance’s defensive posture, with increased land, naval, and air presence on the eastern Flank. In Poland, Biden will discuss the security of NATO’s frontline as well as assistance for the two million Ukrainian refugees. Biden will also attend EU and G7 meetings. Will this show of Western unity increase the scale of the Western response or, rather, will it only strengthen European deterrence? Please join us to discuss the different perspectives and expectations of President Biden’s trip to Europe.
Michal BaranowskiManaging Director, GMF East
Michał Baranowski is a managing director for GMF East. Previously he was a senior fellow and the director of GMF's Warsaw office, where he provides overall strategic direction and leadership for the organization’s work in Polan...
Alexandra de Hoop SchefferSenior Vice President, Geostrategy
Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer is GMF’s senior vice president for geostrategy and a member of its executive team. Her areas of expertise include geopolitics, transatlantic relations, US and French foreign policies, and European aff...
Ian LesserVice President, GMF South & Executive Director, Brussels Office
Ian Lesser is vice president of GMF and a member of its executive team. He also serves as executive director of the Brussels office and leads the organization’s work on transatlantic relations involving the Mediterranean and Tu...