The spread of COVID-19 and the ensuing global lock-down as governments try to slow the spread of the corona virus has tested individuals and institutions around the world. Since March of 2020, the ACG has stepped up its digital programming by hosting webinars and video discussions which bring together policy makers and thought leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss some of the key issues shaping transatlantic relations in an unprecedented time. In addition to organizing events on its own, the ACG has also partnered with other organizations such as 1014 and Atlantik-Brücke to launch new series designed to reach beyond the ACG community.
Each week, the ACG hosts a discussion with a journalist based in Germany on the topics making the headlines and shaping political discourse in Berlin. On June 27, the ACG hosted a Kaffeepause with journalist Miriam Hollstein, Chief Reporter for T-Online in Berlin.
On June 22, American Council on Germany and the German Embassy in Washington, DC hosted a discussion about the security dimensions of the German G7 Presidency with Dr. Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the United States, and Ambassador John Emerson, Chairman of the American Council on Germany and former U.S. Ambassador to Germany.
On June 21, the ACG and 1014 hosted a discussion on energy security, as part of their virtual series Democracies und Pressure: Challenges for the Global Liberal Order, Samantha Gross, Director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and Dr. Rainer Quitzow from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS).
Each week, the ACG hosts a discussion with a journalist based in Germany on the topics making the headlines and shaping political discourse in Berlin. On June 20, the ACG hosted a Kaffeepause with Stephan Detjen, Chief Correspondent for Deutschlandradio.
On June 7, the American Council on Germany and 1014 hosted a discussion with political scientist Dr. Benjamin Denison, on what a regime change may mean for Russia and transatlantic relations. This event is part of a series titled Democracies und Pressure: Challenges for the Global Liberal Order.