19
October 2023
Past Event
Policy Address: Ursula von der Leyen on the US-EU Relationship

In-person attendance is by invitation only.

 

Event will also air live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Policy Address: Ursula von der Leyen on the US-EU Relationship

Past Event
Invite Only
October 19, 2023
President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks to members of the press after a bilateral meeting with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House on March 10, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks to members of the press after a bilateral meeting with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House on March 10, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
19
October 2023
Past Event

In-person attendance is by invitation only.

 

Event will also air live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Speakers:
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Ursula von der Leyen

President, European Commission

Peter Rough Hudson Institute
Peter Rough

Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Europe and Eurasia

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John P. Walters

President and CEO

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The Western-led international system faces a major test. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine 20 months ago harkens back to the major wars on European soil last century, while Hamas’s gruesome attack on Israel is a stark reminder of the threat of state-supported terrorism. From the Balkans to the Caucasus and from the Philippines to Taiwan, the number of real and potential global flashpoints is multiplying at an alarming speed.

In this new geopolitical landscape, maintaining a favorable balance of power across Eurasia requires a strong and determined transatlantic alliance. From emerging technologies, to supply chains, to international trade, the United States and the European Union need to find means of cooperation and a constructive path forward to ensure peace and prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic.

The US-EU summit at the White House is meant to do just that. On the sidelines of that meeting, Hudson Institute is delighted to welcome the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to discuss the conflict in Gaza and the challenge Iran poses, assess the state of the war in Ukraine, and explain Brussels’s view on China’s rise. Following her remarks, she will sit down with Peter Rough, director of Hudson’s Center on Europe and Eurasia, for a fireside chat.

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