International Security Forum Bonn 2020

The Future of Transatlantic Relations - New Realities, New Ideas

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The Future of Transatlantic Relations - New Realities, New Ideas

December 2, 2020 12:40 - 17:30 PM EST

12.40 p.m. - 12.45 p.m. Introduction

Ulrich Schlie, Henry-Kissinger-Professor and Director of CASSIS, University of Bonn


12.45 p.m. - 1.00 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

Michael Hoch, Rector, University of Bonn

Volker Kronenberg, Dean of the Faculty of the Arts and Director of CASSIS, University of Bonn

1 p.m. - 1.20 p.m. Keynote Speech "The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from North Rhine-Westphalia"

Mark Speich, State Secretary for Federal, European and International Affairs, State of North Rhine-Westphalia


1.20 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. Presentation: Report of the TASK FORCE "Future of Transatlatic Relations"

Ulrich Schlie, Henry-Kissinger-Professor and Director of CASSIS, University of Bonn

Session One: “Germany and the Future of Transatlantic Relations”

1.30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Panel Discussion I - This discussion will be held in German

Franziska Brantner, Member of the German Bundestag, Spokesperson on European Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary of Alliance 90/The Greens' Parliamentary Group

Melissa Eddy, Berlin Correspondent, The New York Times

Sigmar Gabriel, Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke, former Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Member of the German Bundestag, Deputy Chairman of the Free Democratic Party Parliamentary Group

Christian Schmidt, Member of the German Bundestag, President of the German Atlantic Association, former Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture

Chair: Ulrich Schlie, Henry-Kissinger-Professor and Director of CASSIS, University of Bonn

Session Two: “Geo-Economics and Great Power Competition”

3.30 p.m. - 4.15 p.m.

Introduction

Thomas Weber, Chair in History and International Affairs, University of Aberdeen

Keynote Speeches "What should Germany’s role in transatlantic relations and in international affairs be? – Two Perspectives"

Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Harold James, Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

4.30 - 5.30 p.m. Panel Discussion II

Peter Beyer, Member of the German Bundestag, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, Federal Foreign Office

Heiko Borchert, Borchert Consulting & Research AG, Zurich

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard University

Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies, Center for European Policy Analysis

Friedbert Pflüger, Managing Partner Bingmann Pflüger International, Professor for International Relations King’s College London, Executive Research Fellow, CASSIS, University of Bonn

Frank Sportolari, President, The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.

Chair: Ulrike Franke, Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Affairs

Concluding Remarks

Jana Puglierin, Head of Berlin Office, European Council on Foreign Relations

PARTNERS

AmerikaHaus NRW e.V.

Hanns Seidel Foundation Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS)

Universität Bonn

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