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Friday, November 1 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Transatlantic Security

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Tensions over trade issues have put the U.S. security guarantee in doubt. With no replacement in sight, a reluctant Germany has failed to define its role in global security matters within Europe and the transatlantic alliance. This fall, state elections in the Eastern Laender are likely to expose the legacy of Germany’s separation and its impact on attitudes towards Russia and the U.S.

Thirty years after the end of the Cold War, it is time for the US and Germany to take an honest account of transatlantic cooperation and disagreement: How will we handle economic competition between close allies? What will the German-American security partnership look like after 2020? How can we effectively respond to instability in Ukraine and threats by Russia?

This panel will bring together prominent national security leaders to discuss the new barriers being raised in transatlantic security, both between allies and rivals, and find approaches for their deconstruction.

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Executive Director Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
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Counsel, Committee on Homeland Security U.S. House of Representatives
Laura Kupe is a former Obama presidential appointee and multilingual attorney with domestic and foreign policy expertise in think tanks and the U.S. federal government, including the U.S. House of Representatives, the Department of Homeland Security, and the White House. She is currently... Read More →
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Chief of the Executive Staff at the German Federal Ministry of Defense
Nico Lange has been the Chief of the Executive Staff at the German Federal Ministry of Defense since August 2019. From 2018-2019 Lange was deputy general manager and director for strategy, planning and international politics of the CDU. Before joing CDU HQ, Nico Lange served in Annegret... Read More →


Member of Parliament, The Left
Stefan Liebich represents the Berlin district Pankow/Prenzlauer Berg/Weißensee in the Bundestag since 2009, where he is a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and spokesperson for foreign affairs for The Left. He began his political career in 1990 when he became a member of... Read More →


Member of the Bundestag, FDP; Spokeswoman for Defense Policy, FDP
Dr. Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann was born on 1958 in Düsseldorf and is member of Germany’s Federal Parliament (Bundestag) for the Free Democrats Parliamentary Group. From 2008-2014, she was First Mayor of Düsseldorf. 2013-2019, she was Deputy Federal Chairwoman of the liberal... Read More →

Friday November 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
The Charles Hotel: Kennedy Room 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA