A Road to Election Night & Beyond Event

The Future of Transatlantic Security





Nov 18, 2020


Virtual Discussion: The Future of Transatlantic Security

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 5:30 PM CET

On November 18, 2020, the Aspen Institute will host a virtual discussion on “Safeguarding Transatlantic Security: A “New Deal” in Euro-American Relations?” with Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic & Director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), and Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Defence and Member of Bundestag (CSU). Andrea Rotter, Head of Division Foreign and Security Policy at the Hanns Seidel Foundation, will moderate the discussion.

Long cherished as cornerstone of the post-war international order, the transatlantic security architecture has come under intense scrutiny and pressure. NATO is confronted with a variety of complex security challenges, all of which require close transatlantic cooperation. While President Trump regularily points out European omissions with regard to military spending and capability gaps, his distinctive style eroded the trust of U.S. allies in America as a reliable partner.

Moving forward, the world is eager to hear from the new President-elect – what can we expect from the incoming Biden administration in terms of foreign policy? How can the U.S. and its allies safeguard transatlantic security cooperation? And what should Europeans be prepared to bring to the table?

This event is part of the virtual Road to Election Night & Beyond, which the Aspen Institute Germany organizes in cooperation with several Berlin-based transatlantic institutions and political foundations.


Aspen Institute Germany,

The American Academy in Berlin,

American Chamber of Commerce in Germany,


American Council on Germany,

Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft,


Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit,



AmerikaHaus NRW,

Bayerische Amerika-Akademie



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