Discussion: "Field Manual to Europe"

  • Jan 31, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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“Field Manual to Europe”

a strategy document for the second Obama administration on trans-Atlantic relations.

Hon. H.E. Philip D. Murphy

US Ambassador to Germany

and a discussion featuring

Hon. Ellen Tauscher

Former Under-Secretary of State and Foreign Policy Advisor to President Barack Obama

andSecretary of State Hillary Clinton, Former US Congresswoman (D-CA)

Christian Schmidt

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defence

Dr. Thomas Bagger

Head of Policy Planning Staff

Federal Minstry for Foreign Affairs

moderated by

Annette Heuser

Executive Director

Bertelsmann Foundation

Over the past year, the Bertelsmann Foundation has worked on this comprehensive strategy document on trans-Atlantic relations for the next Obama administration. This "Field Manual to Europe” addresses a wide range of issues confronting Washington and European capitals, both in their relationship with each other and the rest of the world. We have put together a highly interdisciplinary document with ten memos, each examining a major policy issue. Each memo also provides recommendations for operational first steps that President Obama's second administration should take in 2013 to recast the US relationship with Europe. The diverse set of topics includes cyber security, cooperation with Russia, the role of post-Afghanistan NATO, Turkey, and coordination on energy and climate-change policy. Each memo can stand alone, but taken together they serve as the building blocks for a new approach to Europe. On the eve of the Munich Security Conference, we invite you to a lively discussion and debate about the future of US-European relations in the age of the rebalance.

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  • Gwendolyn

    Thanks to everyone who joined last night - it was an interesting discussion with some well versed speakers. A special thank you to Nicholas for the great tip for our group!

    February 1, 2013

  • Gwendolyn

    When you arrive, our reservation will be under "Young Democrats Abroad" or my name, "Gwendolyn Lynch" so please mention this when you check in.. also, we can all meet in the entrance area just before 18h - look for me :) See you soon!

    January 31, 2013

  • Gwendolyn

    *** IMPORTANT - if you'd like to join, please let me know so I can ensure a space for you with our reservation! Thanks!

    January 28, 2013

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