Europe Post Merkel: Angela Merkel’s Impact on the EU and how Transatlantic politics could look like going forward
|Tue. November 09, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
During her 16 years in office, Angela Merkel played an extraordinary role as a force for stability and crisis manager. Throughout the global financial crisis of 2007-2009, the Eurozone crisis that followed, the European migration turmoil, Brexit and the tensions of the Trump years, Merkel distinguished herself as Europe’s indispensable leader.
What will the post-Merkel period look like — in Germany, Europe and across the Atlantic? After a historic defeat, Merkel’s Christian Democrats look to be out of government and a coalition of Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals is being negotiated. Early signs suggest an ambitious agenda domestically and internationally. At the same time, a new German chancellor will be challenged to achieve the kind of influence in Europe that Merkel enjoyed. The transition comes as the Biden administration seeks to restore and reinvigorate the transatlantic partnership.
Our Panel will discuss how Germany’s political transition will affect the country, Europe and transatlantic relations in a time when the international order is unprecedented flux due to the rise of China and the global agenda is overloaded with such massive challenges as climate change, rising authoritarianism, non-proliferation, and technology governance.
We will explore where the chances for collaboration lie and where the differences need to be bridged as well as the prospects for a renewal of US-European political and economic cooperation and increased alignment in global affairs after a time of stress and dissension.
• Daniel Benjamin, President, AMERICAN ACADEMY in Berlin & former Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counter-terrorism at the United States Department of State (moderator)
• Peter Fischer-Bollin, Head of Department Analysis and Consulting, KONRAD ADENAUER STIFTUNG
• Anthony L. Gardner Author and former Ambassador of the United States to the European Union
• Jonathan Hackenbroich, Policy Fellow for Economic Statecraft, Head of ECFR's Task Force for Protecting Europe from Economic Coercion ECFR
• Marion Van Renterghem, Journalist, Author of “C’était Merkel” and Director of the TV documentary “Recherche Merkel désespérément” (Desperately Seeking Merkel)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT / 16:00 h - 17:00 h CET
EACCNY Members: Free
EACCNY non-Members: Free