The role of cyber in modern conflicts

Foreign Policy/ Security

The panel will discuss the role of cyber in times of modern conflict. Panelists will exchange perspectives on the ways cyber technologies, such as cyber weapons, reshape national security. In addition, the panel will analyze the potential impact of existing and emerging cyber technologies on democracies.

Old and new challenges to democracy

Democracy

The panel will analyze domestic challenges faced by democracies on both sides of the Atlantic. Familiar challenges like threats from extreme political positions will be discussed, as well as emerging ones that follow the COVID19 pandemic. Panelists will share their views on prospects for safeguarding democratic institutions, and allude to transatlantic learning opportunities.

Diversity – A Conversation with Janina Kugel

Civil Society

Member of multiple supervisory boards and former Chief Human Resource Officer at Siemens, Janina Kugel is one of the most prominent and acclaimed voices in Germany for the pursuit of more diversity in leadership positions. In a fireside chat, Janina Kugel will share her personal experiences in promoting diversity, best-practices, as well as insights into...

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Inflation – a tale of two continents

Economy

The panel will address the challenge of rising inflations on both sides of the Atlantic, including an analysis of the manifold drivers of the recent spike in consumer prices. Panelists will compare (potential) responses in the US and the EU, and discuss whether the current inflation challenge might call for more transatlantic coordination on monetary...

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Fußball or Football – What’s the real deal?

Sports

In this panel, the New England Patriots and Eintracht Frankfurt will discuss the role and importance of football and soccer (‘Fußball’) in their respective communities. It is quite impressive that although American Football is immensely popular in the US, it doesn't play a major role in Europe, whereas vice versa soccer is far less popular...

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Humanity in Times of Crisis – Transatlantic Perspectives on Refugee Integration

Civil Society

The panel will address the question, how an approach for the sustainable integration of refugees in Germany and the USA could look like, which building blogs should be considered and where challenges exist. Bringing together practitioners and panelists with experience as refugees themselves, the panel will provide space for a transatlantic exchange of ideas, concepts...

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China’s challenge to Western hegemony

Foreign Policy/ Security

The panel will investigate the way China challenges the Western world order, by questioning values that the West considers universal, by rejecting the notion of multilateralism and the strengthening of its geopolitical ambitions in Indo-China. It will pose the question whether the West - and the world order it stands for - and China can...

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Public Debt in the 21st century

Economy

The panel will focus on the shifted discourse on public debt and the importance of fiscal policy towards more flexible debt limits, and the impacts as it reaches Europe. Panelists will discuss the role of public debt in the 21st century and question how policy makers can balance public financing needs to combat climate change...

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