Peter Sparding is a transatlantic fellow based in Washington, DC, where he works on foreign and economic policy developments in the United States and Europe. Sparding's work over the past years has focused on the consequences of political and economic crises in Europe on transatlantic relations, in particular the U.S.–German relationship. Currently, he is focused on the evolution of the U.S.–German relationship following elections in the U.S. and Germany, as well as the future of transatlantic economies in an age of automation, growing inequality, and increased socio-political challenges on both sides of the Atlantic. He has also worked on issues related to transatlantic and global trade, authoring several reports on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Transpacific Partnership (TPP). He is the chair of the Europe breakfast series in GMF’s Washington, DC, office, which brings together high-level stakeholders in the transatlantic relationship to discuss pressing political, economic, and foreign policy issues.
He regularly briefs government agencies, congress, the private sector, and other stakeholders on a range of transatlantic policy issues. He has been quoted in or contributed to a variety of print, radio, and television media outlets, including the New York Times, AFP, Bloomberg, CNN, CCTV, Euronews, NPR’s Marketplace, and German public radio.
Sparding previously worked in GMF’s Berlin office. He holds a master’s degree from Freie University in Berlin and has also studied at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He is a 2015 Atlantic Council U.S.–German Next Generation fellow. Besides his native German, he is fluent in English and also speaks French and Danish.