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Phoenix: The Fundamental Things Apply: Transatlantic Relations in the Trump Era

November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

The Phoenix Warburg Chapter will host a discussion and reception with Jan Techau, Senior Fellow and Director of the Europe Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). 

There will be a $15 charge to attend. RSVP here by November 9.

Jan Techau is a senior fellow and director of the Europe Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). As a foreign policy analyst, his research focuses on European integration and the EU’s role in the world, German foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and security and defense issues. Techau is co-author of Führungsmacht Deutschland – Strategie ohne Angst und Anmaßung (2017) and a regular contributor to German and international news media. Before joining GMF, Techau was the director of the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance at the American Academy in Berlin. From March 2011 to August 2016, Techau was the director of Carnegie Europe in Brussels. Techau also served in the NATO Defense College’s Research Division in Rome from February 2010 until February 2011. He was director of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin between 2006 and 2010, and from 2001 to 2006 he served at the German Ministry of Defense’s Press and Information Department. Techau holds an MA in political science from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany. He is an associate scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and an associate fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in Washington, DC. He lives with his family in Berlin.

Abstract: Transatlantic Relations are in a rough spot two years after the election of Donald Trump, and yet its fundamental question remains valid: Can Europe live at peace without the United States? This question is now all the more important, given that America’s primary strategic concern is the balancing of China. What roles will Europe, Russia and NATO’s security guarantee play in the grand political re-ordering of the Eurasian landmass?