Transatlantic Security: a new hope?

Transatlantic security: a new hope?

23. Februar 2021
18:30 - 20:00


Discussion on transatlantic security via Zoom

Deutsch-französischer strategischer Dialog

According to EU Commission President Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Europe now has “a friend in the White House”. While many Europeans will share this sentiment, existing transatlantic security issues remain yet to be solved: on questions of NATO burden sharing (the infamous “2 %”), energy security (Nord Stream II), cyber security (Huawei), and possible troop movements within Europe, US President Joe Biden will without a doubt change the rhetoric, but not necessarily the entire substance of the conversation. In parallel, French advances at European Strategic Autonomy grow stronger beyond its national borders and may offer an alternative to the crumbling post-World War II order.

Against this background, an international round of transatlantic experts will discuss past, current, and future challenges – and opportunities – for transatlantic security.


Hans H. Stein
Director, Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Brussels

LTG (Ret.) Ben Hodges
Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Dr. Bruno Tertrais
Deputy Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Paris

Presentation: Sumi Somaskanda, Senior News Anchor for DW News (Deutsche Welle)

23. Februar 2021
18:30 - 20:00

AmerikaHaus NRW, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, Büro für Hochschulkooperation der französischen Botschaft, Büro Bonn, Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) an der Universität Bonn