The Meaning of the Trump Era for Europe and Germany

IIEA18th May 20171min
In her address, Dr Stelzenmüller discussed the implications of the Trump administration‘s geopolitical approach for Europe and Germany’s future relationship with the US. President Trump’s inconsistent statements and criticisms regarding the European Union come at a time when the United Kingdom, the United States’ closest ally within the EU-28, is preparing for negotiations for withdrawal from the EU, which has led to more vocal calls for Germany to become more actively involved in shaping the future of transatlantic relations.

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About the Speech:

In her address, Dr Stelzenmüller discussed the implications of the Trump administration‘s geopolitical approach for Europe and Germany’s future relationship with the US. President Trump’s inconsistent statements and criticisms regarding the European Union come at a time when the United Kingdom, the United States’ closest ally within the EU-28, is preparing for negotiations for withdrawal from the EU, which has led to more vocal calls for Germany to become more actively involved in shaping the future of transatlantic relations.

About the Speaker:

Dr Constanze Stelzenmüller is an expert on German, European, and transatlantic foreign and security policy and strategy and the inaugural Robert Bosch Senior Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. Prior to working at Brookings, she was a senior transatlantic fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where she directed the influential Transatlantic Trends survey program. From 1994 to 2005, she was an editor for the political section of the German weekly DIE ZEIT, where she had also served as defence and international security editor and covered human rights issues and humanitarian crises. Dr Stelzenmüller holds a doctorate in law from the University of Bonn, a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a law degree from the University of Bonn.