16
July 2015
Past Event
Facing New Threats: Towards a Transatlantic Renewal

Facing New Threats: Towards a Transatlantic Renewal

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
July 16, 2015
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16
July 2015
Past Event

1015 15th Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Speakers:
Kenneth Weinstein

President & CEO, Hudson Institute

Ambassador Mark Green

President, International Republican Institute

Paulo Rangel

Member of the European Parliament, Chairman of the European Ideas Network, and Vice-Chair of the EPP Group

Mikuláš Dzurinda

President, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

Stephen Nix

Director for Eurasia, International Republican Institute

Sandra Kalniete

Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair, EPP Group

Jeffrey Gedmin

Senior Fellow, Georgetown University

David J. Kramer

Director for Human Rights and Democracy, McCain Institute

Werner Fasslabend

President, Political Academy

Michael Benhamou

Visiting Fellow, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

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Michael Doran

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East

Elliott Abrams

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Davis Lewin

Deputy Director and Head of Policy Research, Henry Jackson Society

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard

Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Danuta Maria Hübner

Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Delegation for Relations with the US, & former EU Commissioner

Christopher Sands

Former Senior Fellow

Roland Freudenstein

Deputy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

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Michael Pillsbury

Former Senior Fellow and Director for Chinese Strategy

Olin Wethington

Atlantic Council Fellow, former US Government Special Envoy on China, & Board Member, International Republican Institute

Raquel Vaz Pinto

Chair, Editorial Board, Amaro da Costa Institute

Paul McCarthy

Deputy Director for Europe, International Republican Institute

__The Transatlantic Think Tank Conference brings together experts and policymakers from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss strategic solutions to common challenges. On Thursday, July 16th, Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute each hosted two public sessions.__

Getting Our Act Together: A Counter-Narrative for Putin’s War
9:00 am - 11:15 am, International Republican Institute

Since Putin came to power, Russia has engaged in an undeclared war against the liberal values underpinning Europe’s peace and prosperity. Hybrid warfare, anti-Western propaganda, support for radical political movements in the West, and threats of nuclear war are among the methods used by the Kremlin to threaten the security of NATO allies. Can the West provide a strong counter-narrative to Russian aggression? How should the West structure its future relationship with Russia?

Power Politics in the MENA Region
11:15 am - 1:00 pm, International Republican Institute

A strong West is required to confront the challenges engulfing the Middle East and North Africa. The spread of the Islamic State, the enduring civil wars raging in Syria, Libya, and Yemen, and the threat posed by a nuclear Iran are among the problems troubling the region. Is a united approach on the part of the US and Europe necessary to contend with these ongoing challenges, or can the US and Europe achieve a peaceful world order by following independent, if equally strong, policy approaches? How can the West help our partners in the region achieve stable governance with democratic principles?

The Importance of Economic Growth Strategies to the Transatlantic Relationship
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Hudson Institute

The European Union and the United States are the world's two largest economies. Deeply intertwined, their problems have an enormous impact on global economic performance. The failure of policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic to adequately address debt, financial fragility, and the unemployment crisis poses the most acute challenge to the global economy. What leads to the success or failure of economic policies? This session will facilitate a genuine exchange of ideas on the implications of different models and policies practiced on either side of the Atlantic. It will also identify policies and measures to increase EU-US trade and investment, support mutually beneficial job creation, stimulate economic growth, and promote international competitiveness.

Pivoting to Asia Together
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Hudson Institute

Although it has receded somewhat in recently months, China’s remarkable economic growth has been one of the most significant trends over the last decade. As China approaches the status of the world’s largest economy, the global balance of power appears to be altering considerably. Can the existing international system accommodate a powerful “Middle Kingdom” or are we witnessing a shift in the global order? Will Chinese success be achieved within its authoritarian system and does that success challenge Western liberal democratic values? How would a Chinese slowdown, or increased domestic political tensions, affect the world?

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