Debating Europe – Europe, USA: What will change with Trump?

24. February 2017
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The new US President Donald Trump will represent a different foreign policy than Barack Obama. It is to be expected that the USA will no longer want to exercise their role as a “world police” to the extent they have done in the past. This has an impact on the alliance partners, not only in NATO. What can Europeans expect from Trump?

Transatlantic relations are, in any event, placed on a new basis. Trumps stronger turn to Russia presents the EU countries with challenges to which they must respond. What does the new man in the White House mean for global climate policy? Do international trade agreements still have a future? After six weeks of presidency, initial assessments can be made.

Sunday, 5 March 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Burgtheater, Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna

A discussion with:
Judy Dempsey, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Foundation
Robert Dornhelm, Film Director and und Screenwriter
Jim Kolbe, Former Congressman, Republican Party  (1985 until 2007, Arizona); Board Member of IRI (International Republican Institute)
Ivan Krastev, Political Scientist, Permanent Fellow, IWM
Alison Smale, Senior Correspondent, New York Times, Berlin
Host: Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, Editor-in-Chief, Der Standard

The debate will be held in German and English, no translation is provided.

Debating Europe is a matinée series of public debates which take place at the  Burgtheater Vienna. It brings leading politicians, scholars and intellectuals together on-stage to discuss the self-understanding of the society in which we live, thus contributing to an emerging European public sphere. The debates have addressed essential European issues, such as solidarity, EU’s foreign policy, Europe twenty years after 1989, and the definition of Europe’s borders. Debating Europe is a cooperation of Burgtheater, ERSTE Foundation, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) and Der Standard.

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