Was können die USA und Europa noch voneinander erwarten?

Redaktion │ 06. November 2014



UPDATE: Diese Tagung muss leider ausfallen.

 

Die Atlantische Initiative e.V. möchte Sie herzlich zu einer gemeinsamen Tagung mit der Evangelischen Akademie Loccum einladen:

Was können die USA und Europa noch voneinander erwarten?
Zur Zukunft der transatlantischen Partnerschaft

von Freitag, den 12. bis Sonntag, den 14. Dezember 2014
in Rehburg-Loccum, nahe Hannover

Nach dem Ende der Blockkonfrontation und mit Ernüchterung über gemeinsame Auslandseinsätze rücken angesichts der NSA-Spähaffäre die Unterschiede in der transatlantischen Wertegemeinschaft stärker in den Blick. Dennoch sind die Vereinigten Staaten und die Europäische Union zur Durchsetzung gemeinsamer wirtschafts- und handelspolitischer Interessen so sehr aufeinander angewiesen wie nie zuvor.

Diskutieren Sie mit deutschen und internationalen Experten, darunter viele Mitglieder von atlantic-community.org, dem offenen Think Tank der Atlantischen Initiative: Was ist der Kern der künftigen transatlantischen Partnerschaft? Wie sollen die europäisch-amerikanischen Beziehungen neu gestaltet werden?

Programm der Tagung

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FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER 2014

14:00   Conference opening

14:15   Transatlantic Relations in Historical Perspective
What are the values that have united us? What are the material interests that have divided us?
Nicolas Tenzer, President, Initiative pour le développement de l’expertise française à l’international et en Europe (IDEFIE); Director, Le Banquet, Paris

16:00   What is Important to us Regarding …
… the Rule of Law and Democracy?
Dr. Sergey Lagodinsky, Head, Department EU/North America, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin

… Geostrategy and Security?
Dr. Artis Pabriks, MEP-Christian Democrats, Member, Committee on International Trade, Riga

… Business and Trade?
James A. Boughner, Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs, United States Embassy Berlin

19:30   Limits to Western Power
What does it mean, when „smart sanctions“ become the most effective instrument of power in politics among nation-states?
Jizhou Zhao, Fellow, NFG Research Group „Asian Perceptions of the EU“, Free University Berlin

21:00   Gemütlichkeit on the gallery

 

SATURDAY, 13 December 2014

09:30   Trade, Privacy, Consumer Protection and Transatlantic Relations
Setting the Rules for International Trade
How can Europe and the US stand up to Chinese market power?
Prof. Daniel W. Drezner, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford

Precaution vs. Consumer Health Standards
Where is the common ground among the contending transatlantic approaches?
Dr. Holger Straßheim, Scientific Coordinator, Berlin Social Science Center and Humboldt University

15:30   Europe and the United States as Guardians of the Liberal Global Order
Do we have the common understanding, means, and political will needed to deliver on this ambition?
Brittany Beaulieu, Legislative Analyst, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Washington (invited)
Dr. Ulrich Speck, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe, Brussels

16:30   Common Values and Objectives vis-à-vis the Rest of the World
Four parallel break out groups:

I. Future of Liberal Interventionism
Facilitator: Lena Kiesewetter, Aspen Institute Germany, Berlin
Tobias Bunde, Member, Atlantic Community; Head of Policy and Analysis, Munich Security Conference
Commentator: Dr. Cornelius Huppertz, Delegate to the European Council Group on Transatlantic Relations, German Delegation to the European Union, Brussels

II. Geostrategy and Security in Eastern Europe
Facilitator: Jacob Schrot, President, Young Transatlantic Initiative, Dresden
Dr. Robert Czulda, Member, Atlantic Community; Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign and Security Policy Theory, University of Lodz
Commentator: Dr. Bastian Giegerich, Policy Adviser, Strategy and Policy Analysis Branch, Federal Ministry of Defense, Berlin

III. Harmonizing Regulations – TTIP and Beyond
Facilitator: Wiltrud Hammelstein, Director, Amerikahaus NRW, Cologne
Marc Venhaus, Member, Atlantic Community; Co-Founder, Berlin Forum on Global Politics
Commentator: Dr. Michael Shank, Associate Director, Legislative Affairs, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Washington

IV. Partnering with the Rest of the World
Facilitator: Dr. Helene Kortländer, Department of Western Europe/North America, Division for International Dialogue, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin
Nelly Stratieva, Impact Group EU-ASEAN Perspectives, Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations (IFAIR), Berlin

19:30   New Power, New Responsibility
What do the United States still expect from Europe?
What do new American partnerships elsewhere entail for Europe?
Dr. Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC (invited)
Dr. Tobias Lindner, MP-Greens, Member, Defense Committee, Landau in der Pfalz (invited)

21:00 Gemütlichkeit on the gallery

 

SUNDAY, 14 DECEMBER 2014

09:30 Reports from the Break Out Groups

10:30 Fighting for Liberal Democracy, Free Trade, and Human Rights
What is the core of future transatlantic relations?

  • Brittany Beaulieu, U.S. Senate, Washington (invited)
  • Prof. Daniel W. Drezner, Tufts University, Medford
  • Dr. Tobias Lindner, MP-Greens, Landau in der Pfalz (invited)
  • Dr. Artis Pabriks, MEP-Christian Democrats, Riga

12:30 Concluding lunch

Ever since the end of World War II illiberal opponents have united liberal democracies across the Atlantic. However, this union is weakening. In light of the NSA spying scandal and increasing disillusionment regarding the promotion of liberal democracy, differences in the transatlantic community of values are becoming more apparent. At the same time, the United States and Europe depend more on each other to assert common international trade and business interests than ever before.

Facing ever stronger competitors in Asia, Western standards only stand a chance to become global standards if they govern the entire transatlantic market from the outset. This observation could serve as a pragmatic imperative to harmonize regulations across the Atlantic, but fundamental obstacles prevail, e.g. the different regulatory approaches to environmental protection, consumer protection, intellectual property and data privacy.

Besides this pragmatic calculus, an idealistic perspective of the transatlantic partnership dwells on agreement regarding constitutive common values. In this light, relative agreement vis-à-vis the rest of the world does not suffice as a sustainable transatlantic business model. Europeans have become much more outspoken in their critique of U.S. policies ranging from the targeted killings of terrorist suspects to harvesting personal data of European citizens.

What do these perspectives reveal about our values, principles, premises and common objectives as well as transatlantic conflicts when we apply them to (i) the promotion of liberal democracy, (ii) security in Central and Eastern Europe, (iii) commerce and trade, and (iv) new partnerships with emerging economies?

Are we witnessing a reconfiguration of the transatlantic balance of power? What is at the core of the transatlantic partnership in the years to come?

We kindly invite you to join us in this discussion.

Dr. Marcus Schaper, Conference Convener
Jörg Wolf, Atlantische Initiative e.V.
Dr. Stephan Schaede, Academy Director

CONFERENCE FEES:
180,- EUR including accommodation, meals and fees. For students (age 30 and under), and unemployed people with proper identification: 90,- EUR.

REGISTRATION:
Fax or mail the form in the PDF on page 3. Or register online (in German) selecting „77/14 Die Zukunft der transatlantischen Partnerschaft“.

Wichtig: Die Tagungssprache ist Englisch. Eine Übersetzung wird nicht angeboten. Die kostenpflichtige Anmeldung erfolgt bei der Evangelischen Akademie Loccum: Per Fax/Post (PDF, S. 3) oder Online (bitte „77/14 Die Zukunft der transatlantischen Partnerschaft“ auswählen).

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