Transatlantic Perspectives on Current Financial and Economic Developments

In conjunction with the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program project, the Streit Council for a Union of Democracies and the School of Public Policy at George Mason University hosted a Roundtable Discussion titled "Transatlantic Perspectives on Current Financial and Economic Developments."  The discussion focused on economic developments in the EU, US and developing world.  (Read More)

 

Roundtable Discussion

Co-sponsored by the School of Public Policy, George Mason University
Title: Transatlantic Perspectives on Current Financial and Economic

Date: March 6, 2012
Venue:
School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Arlington, VA
Opening Remarks
: Richard Conn Henry, President, The Streit Council, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Moderator: Desmond Dinan, of Public Policy and Ad personam Jean Monnet Professor School of Public Policy, George Mason University
Speakers:
Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director: Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
Sonia Ketkar, Assistant Professor:  School of Public Policy, George Mason University
Jeremy Mayer Associate Professor: School of Public Policy, George Mason University

Currency Without a Country: Death Throes or Growing Pains of the Euro?

The Streit Council for Union of Democracies, with the Center for Transatlantic Relations, sponsored a panel discussion titled Currency Without a Country: Death Throes or Growing Pains of the Euro?. The discussion focused on the recent fiscal challenges in the European Union.
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Panel Discussion
Co-sponsored by the Center for Transatlantic Relations
Title: Currency Without a Country: Death Throes or Growing Pains of the Euro?
Date
: May 4, 2010
Venue
: The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC
Chair
: Richard Conn Henry, President, The Streit Council, and Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Moderator:
Kurt Volker, former US Ambassador to NATO and Senior Fellow and Managing Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations

Speakers:

Uri Dadush, Senior Associate and Director of the International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Antonio de Lecea, Minister and Principal Advisor for Economic and Financial Affairs, EU Delegation to the US

Georges Pineau, Permanent Representative, European Central Bank


Technological Imperatives of the Transatlantic Market

At the Dupont Summit The Streit Council for Union of Democracies sponsored a plenary session entitled: Technological Imperatives of the Transatlantic Market. The discussion focused on the effects of the financial crisis on the transatlantic market.
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Seminar
Title:
Technological Imperatives of the Transatlantic Market
Date
: December 5, 2008
Venue
: Dupont Summit at the Carnegie Institution of Washington DC
Chair
: Richard Conn Henry: President, The Streit Council, and Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Speakers
:
Michael Maibach
, President, The European-American Business Council
John Williamson
, Senior Fellow, The Peterson Institute for International Economics
Richard Rosecrance
, Professor, The John F. Kennedy School of Government
Marcus Schaper
, Visiting Professor, Reed College, Department of Political Science


For a Union of Europe with America

The Streit Council, The European Studies Department and The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) co-sponsored a panel discussion with former French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur.
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Colloquium

Co-sponsored with the European Studies Department and The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, DC
Title:
For a Union of Europe with America
Date
: September 11, 2008
Venue
: The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Speakers
:
Edouard Balladur
, Former Prime Minister of France
David Calleo
, Director of European Studies, SAIS
Daniel Hamilton
, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS
Stanley Sloan
, Founding Director, Atlantic Community Initiative


The Case for a Union of the West

During his three day visit former French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur participates in a round-table discussion with various scholars. The discussion was followed by a presentation given by Balladur about his new book.
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Roundtable Discussion

Co-sponsored with the Council on Foreign Relations
Title
: The Case for a Union of the West
Date
: September 10, 2008
Venue
: The Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC
Speaker
: Edouard Balladur, Former Prime Minister of France
Moderato
r: Charles Kupchan, Council on Foreign Relations


Edouard Balladur on the Urgency of a Union of America with Europe

To start his three day visit sponsored by the Streit Council, former French Minister Edouard Balladur holds a press conference about the current state of transatlantic cooperation.
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Press Conference

Co-sponsored with the National Press Club
Title:
The Urgency of a Union of America with Europe
Date
: September 9, 2008
Venue
: The National Press Club, Washington, DC;
Speaker
: Edouard Balladur, Former Prime Minister of France
Moderator
: Peter Hickman, National Press Club


Origins of Atlanticism

During the second annual board dinner of the Streit Council at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., Dr. Paul Rich, President of The Policy Studies Organization and Senior Professor at the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico, delivered a speech on the impact of early Atlanticist thinkers.

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Address
Title:
Origins of Atlanticism
Date
: July 18, 2008
Venue
: Cosmos Club, Washington, DC
Speaker
: Paul Rich, President, Policy Studies Organization


The Unification of Europe and the Modern-Day European Union (EU)

The Streit Council hosted a dinner and lecture given by Ettore Greco, Deputy Director, Institute of International Affairs (Rome). His address was concerned with the current state of the European integration process.
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Address

Title:
The Unification of Europe and the Modern-Day European Union
Date
: July 20, 2007
Venue
: Cosmos Club, Washington, DC
Speaker
: Ettore Greco, Director, Institute of International Affairs (Rome)


Global Warming: Engaging the US at the G8 Summit

With the 2007 announcement by the G8 to take joint action on climate change issues, the Streit Council co-sponsored a panel discussion about global warming, which was scheduled to coincide with the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, which took place on 6-8 June 2007. Panelists included John Boright, International Affairs Director at the US National Academy of Sciences, and Anatol Lieven, Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation.
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Seminar
Co-sponsored with Citizens for Global Solutions
Title:
Global Warming: Engaging the US at the G8 Summit
Date
: June 7, 2007
Venue
: UN Information Center, Washington, DC
Speakers
:
John Boright
, International Affairs Director, US National Academy of Sciences
Anatol Lieven
, Senior Fellow, The New America Foundation
Tiziana Stella
, Executive Director, Streit Council
Ira Straus
, Citizens for Global Solutions


Creating a Barrier-Free Transatlantic Market

The Streit Council and the National Press Club co-sponsored a discussionconcerned with the problems European and American leaders will face when creating a barrier-free transatlantic trade zone by 2015. This event was scheduled to coincide with the U.S.-EU Summit. At the Summit, the U.S. and EU established the Transatlantic Economic Council with a program of completing the Transatlantic Market through regulatory harmonization.
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Press Briefing

Co-sponsored with the National Press Club
Title:
Creating a Barrier-Free Transatlantic Market
Date
: April 30, 2007
Venue
: The National Press Club, Washington, DC
Speakers
:
Sen. Bob Bennett
(R-Utah), Chairman, Transatlantic Policy Network
Rep. Phil English
(R-PA), Member, Transatlantic Policy Network, and Co-Chairman, Task Force on Trade
Rep. Jim Costa
(D-CA), Vice Chairman, Transatlantic Legislator's Dialogue and House Foreign Affairs Committee
Erika Mann
, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on International Trade, and Chair, Transatlantic Policy Network
Moderator
: Peter Hickman, National Press Club


Problems of Democratization: Overextension and Consolidation

The Streit Council invited George Modelski to hold a lecture at the American University in Washington, D.C. His lecture explored the recent trends of democratization around the world.
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Address

Co-sponsored with the European Council at The American University
Title:
Problems of Democratization: Overextension and Consolidation
Date
: April 18, 2007
Venue
: American University, Washington, DC
Speaker
: George Modelski, Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle



Transatlantic Cooperation on Climate Change: Germany's Agenda for the G-8

At a Lecture and discussion round, Dr. Thomas Bagger, Deputy Head of Political Affairs at the German Embassy, Washington, DC talked about Germany's G8 agenda on climate change.
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Colloquium

Co-sponsored with the George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs
Title: Transatlantic Cooperation on Climate Change: Germany's Agenda
for the G-8

Date
: March 1, 2007
Venue
: The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Speaker
: Thomas Bagger, Deputy Head of Political Affairs at the German Embassy, Washington, DC
Commentator
: Hope Harrison, Director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs


Transformation and the Transatlantic Relationship

Together with the Atlantic Council, the Streit Council hosted a four day seminar on transformation and the transatlantic relationship.
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Seminar/Workshop
Co-sponsored with the Atlantic Council of the United States and the Allied Command Transformation's Department of Strategic Vision (NATO Public Diplomacy Division)
Title:
Achilles Seminar on Transformation and the Transatlantic Relationship
Date
: October 16-19, 2006
Venue
: Washington, DC-Norfolk, VA
Speakers
: Amb. Robert Hunter, President, The Atlantic Treaty Association
Jim Townsend
, The Atlantic Council of the United States
Tiziana Stella
, Executive Director, Streit Council
Carmen Iezzi
, The Young Atlantic Treaty Organization


Global Threats, Atlantic Structures

At the Hudson Institute, the Streit Council co-sponsored a conference with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose-Maria Aznar. Speakers talked about the advanteges of an Atlantic unity when dealing with global threats.
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Conference

Co-sponsored with the Hudson Institute and Radio Free Europe
Title:
Global Threats, Atlantic Structures
Date
: September 21- 22, 2006
Venue
: Hudson Institute, Washington, DC
Speakers
:
Peter Rodman
, Assistant Secretary of Defense
Niall Ferguson
, Harvard University
Jose-Maria Aznar
, Former Prime Minister of Spain
Antonio Martino
, Former Italian Defense Minister
Gen. William Odom
, Former Director, The National Security Agency
Julianne Smith
, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the CSIS International Security Program
John O'Sullivan
, Director of European Studies, Hudson Institute
Charles Kupchan, Council on Foreign Relations
Daniel Hamilton
, Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
Bruce Stokes
, Columnist for the National Journal and Fellow at the German Marshall Fund
Ellen L. Frost
, Visiting Fellow, Institute for International Economics
Clark Kent Ervin
, Head of Homeland Security Program at the Aspen Institute
Donald N. Jensen
, Director of Communications, Radio Free Europe
Irwin Stelzer
, Senior Fellow and Director of Hudson Institute's Center for Economic Policy
David Frum
, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
James Kurth
, Claude Smith Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College
S. Enders Wimbush
, Director, Future Security Strategies, Hudson Institute
Richard Arndt
, Former President, US Fulbright Association
Adrian Wooldridge
, Washington Bureau Chief for The Economist


Atlanticism in 20th Century U.S. Foreign Policy

The Streit Council organized a panel discussion at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations. The panel discussed issues of US foreign politics and the implications for the EU-US relations.
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Panel

Co-sponsored with the Society of Historians of American Foreign Affairs
Title:
Atlanticism in 20th Century U.S. Foreign Policy
Date
: June 24, 2005
Venue
: National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Speakers
:
Richard Arndt
, Former President, US Fulbright Association
Donald N. Jensen
, Director of Communications, Radio Free Europe
Richard Rowson
, President, Council for a Community of Democracies
Donald Dennis
, Former Vice President, Foreign Policy Association
Ira Straus
, US Coordinator, Committee on Eastern Europe and Russia in NATO
Tiziana Stella, Executive Director, The Streit Council


Euro-Atlantic Integration and Russia after September 11


This conference in Moscow discussed key issues in European integration policies and their implications for Russia. It outlined the measures Russia needs to take in order to stregthen its relations with the EU and US.
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Conference

Title: Euro-Atlantic Integration and Russia after September 11
Dates: May 30-31, 2002
Venue: Higher School of Economics Ulitsa Myasnitskaya 20
Speakers:
Evgeny G. Yasin
, Dean of the Higher School of Economics, former Russian Minister of the Economy
Rick Wicks
, Board of Directors, Association to Unite the Democracies
Tiziana Stella
, Director of the Euro-Atlantic Institute of International Integration Studies
Ambassador Robert Hunter
, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, RAND Corporation
Vladimir Lukin
, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma and former Russian Ambassador to Washington
Jirii Pehe
, former advisor to President Vaclav Havel
Carlos Escude'
, Professor of International Relations, Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, and former Advisor to the Foreign Minister of Argentina (1991-92)
Vytenis P. Andriukaitis
, MP, Deputy Chairman of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Chairman of the Committee on European Affairs
Ariel Cohen
, Heritage Foundation
Sergei Markov
, Director, Institute for Political Studies
Charles Kupchan
, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, and Professor, Foreign Service and Government Department, Georgetown University
Vladimir Baranovsky
, Deputy Director, Institute of the World Economy and International Relations
Ivan Rybkin
, former Secretary, Russian Security Council
Lyubomir Ivanov
, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria; President of the Manfred Worner Foundation, and Chairman of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria
Andrei Kortunov
, President, Public Science Foundation
Strobe Talbott
, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, President of the Brookings Institution
Dan Hamilton
, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS
Sergei Rogov
, Director, Institute of the USA and Canada
William Anthony Hay
, Executive Director, Center for the Study of America and the West, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Hryhoriy Nemyria
, Chair of European Integration at the Ukrainian Academy for Public Administration and Head, Board of the International Renaissance Foundation
Georgi Karasimeonov
, Professor, Sophia University
Alexei Podberezkin
, former Deputy Chairman of the State Duma International Affairs Committee
Ira Straus
, Fulbright Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations and Higher School of Economics, U.S. Coordinator of the Committee for Eastern Europe and Russia in NATO
Yuri Markovski
, General Secretary, Social Democratic Party of Byelorussia
Michael Hewitt
, NATO Information Office
Robert Nurick
, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, Chair Research and Education
Arthur Demchuk, Moscow State University
Leonid Ionin
, Dean of Political Science Higher School of Economics
Alexei Bogaturov, Deputy Director of the Institute of US and Canada Studies (ISKRAN)
Gleb Pavlovski
, Director, Effective Policy Foundation
Yuri Borko
, President of the Russian Association of European Studies and Director of the European Integration Department at the Institute of Europe
Dmitri Furman
, Director, Russia-Europe-CIS Center, Institute of Europe