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.

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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Digitization of Governments and the Public Sector

Technology

The panel will investigate the ideal ecosystem for public sector innovation and digitization. Sharing successful examples and future visions, panelists will explore the influence of innovation from within the public sector in contrast to innovation driven by external actors, such as startups and fellowship programs. Taking a transatlantic perspective, the panel will provide space for...

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National Security Strategy – Potential, Impact and Democratic Process

Foreign Policy/ Security

This panel discusses the prospects of national security strategies for shaping foreign and military policies and contributing to building new security frameworks.  Special attention will be payed to the ways executive strategies are drafted in the United States and Germany, and how governments can foster parliamentarians’ participation in the process. Panelists will e.g., discuss how...

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Supply chain resilience in times of global disruptions

Economy

The panel will address the challenge of managing and sustaining supply chains in times of global disruptions like the Russian war on Ukraine or the COVID19 pandemic. Panelists will discuss how supply chain resilience could look like, how much agility is sustainable and whether resilience will replace sustainability as the top aspired supply chain paradigm.

Innovation for Climate Mitigation

Sustainability & Climate Change

The panel will investigate conditions for climate innovation (both technology and approaches) in the US and Germany, especially in hard-to-abate sectors. By discussing the different approaches for promoting innovation and sharing best practices, the panel provides a space for collective learning across countries and identifies what it takes to support the development and roll-out of...

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Work Culture and Mental Health

Civil Society

The panel will investigate how our societies shape how we think about work, and how the narrative of pursuing one’s passion at work (instead of outside of work) has evolved over the last decade. Panelists will discuss how organizations currently support their employees to sustain their mental health at the workplace, and how interventions and...

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