U.S. Strategic Priorities and the New Terms of the Transatlantic Defense Partnership
Private event—Off the record and by invitation only
The seminar will bring together a group of around 30 high-level American, European, and NATO experts, strategic thinkers, policymakers, and representatives from the defense industry to assess three key challenges impacting the transatlantic partnership and the future of the security architecture in Europe. These are: the new strategic priorities of the United States in the context of great-power competition with China and Russia and their implications for U.S.-Europe defense cooperation; the articulation of national, European, and transatlantic industrial interests and the complex balance between economic sovereignty and the risk of strategic and technological downgrading of Europe; and the political divisions within Europe and the Atlantic alliance that threaten its cohesion and preparedness for emerging threats, 70 years after its creation. For each of these issues, participants will be asked to go beyond diagnosis to study credible scenarios and formulate concrete recommendations.
The event is made possible with the generous support of Airbus and the Embassy of the Netherlands in France.
Monday, April 8: Keynote dinner
Tuesday, April 9: Working sessions