“Finding Common Ground:
Confronting Challenges and Setting Priorities for Europe and the United States”
May 16 – 17, 2017
Federal Foreign Office
Entrance via: Unterwasserstr. 10, 10117 Berlin
Tuesday, May 16
Begin: 5:00 p.m. (Registration: 4:00 p.m.)
The conference will open with a Keynote Address by Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs on “The Marshall Plan and its Legacies – Why a Strong Partnership between Europe and the US Matters”
This will be followed by a panel discussion and an opening reception.
Wednesday, May 17
Begin: 9:00 a.m. (Registration: 8:00 a.m.)
Second conference day ending at 5:30 p.m.
The conference will cover a variety of economic, foreign policy, and security topics including: Russia, NATO, and the new world order; terrorism and counter-terrorism efforts; market regulations leading up to the G20 Summit; and the rise of populism on both sides of the Atlantic.
Among the speakers are: Dr. Thomas de Maizière, Federal Minister of the Interior, Jens Spahn, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance; Dan Coats, Director, National Intelligence (tbc), Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Kent Logsdon, Embassy of the United States of America; Tina Hassel, Berlin Bureau Chief of ARD German Television; Sir Michael Arthur, President, Boeing Europe; Managing Director, Boeing U.K. and Ireland; Ambassador Kurt Volker, Executive Director, McCain Institute; Susan Glasser, Editor for Politico, Jürgen Hardt, Foreign Policy Spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Deutscher Bundestag and Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Office, as well as Dr. Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag.
The final agenda will be sent to registered participants.