FES Washington Office - Recent Events 2009
December 2th, 2009 | Washington DC
Russian Coal: Europe's New Energy Challenge
In this roundtable discussion organized in cooperation with the German Marshall Fund (GMF), Russian energy expert Kevin Rosner shared insights from his forthcoming GMF paper on Russian coal, exploring the challenges and opportunities the shifting dynamics of Russia's energy sector pose for transatlantic cooperation on energy policy
November 23th, 2009 | Washington, DC
Political Climate Change in Canada and the U.S.
An Expert Brainstorming Luncheon on new developments and political processes regarding climate change in the United States, Canada and Europe prior to the Copenhagen negotiations. Where can international cooperation and exchange be expanded? What are key areas of transatlantic cooperation in the post-Copenhagen negotiation phase?
November 19th, 2009 | Washington, DC
After the Lisbon Treaty: Renewing Transatlantic Cooperation under Changing Conditions
With Hans-Ulrich Klose, Member of the German Parliament
interviewed by John Glenn, U.S. Leadership Coalition.
November 18th, 2009 | Washington, DC
Transnational Corporations and Labor Relations: The Case of Deutsche Telekom
Organized in cooperation with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor/Georgetown University.
November 4th, 2009 | Washington, DC
"Wir sind das Volk / We are the People"
20 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Discussion - Reception - Exhibition
With Markus Meckel, Minister of Foreign Affairs, GDR 1990 and Member of the German Parliament 1990-2009; Ambassador Richard Barkley, U.S. Ambassador to East Germany 1988-1990; Ulrich Braess, Director of Goethe-Institut Washington DC and Marion Deshmukh, Department of History and Art History George Mason University.
October 5th, 2009 | Washington, DC
After the German Election 2009 Reflecting on Germany's International Role
After-hours Discussion with Rolf Mützenich, Member of the German Parliament and Cathleen Fisher, Executive Director of American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
September 30th untill Oktober 2nd, 2009 | Washington, DC
Rediscovering Multilateralism: Toward A Cooperative Approach to Middle East Reform
Workshop & Panel Discussion
Organized in cooperation with the Project on Middle East Democracy and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
September 29th, 2009 | Ottawa, Canada
Arctic Future Forum: Confrontation or Cooperation
Discussion Organized in cooperation with the Rideau Institute
July 16th, 2009 | Washington, DC
Towards Global Zero: New Momentum for Disarmament
Minister of State Gernot Erler, German Federal Foreign Office
June 10th, 2009 | Washington, DC
Living Democracy 1989 | 2009 | 2029 - When the People Change the Future
Hon. Niels Annen, Member of the German Parliament (Bundestag)
John K. Glenn, Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and Adjunct Professor at the Elliott School for Public Affairs at George Washington University
June 10th, 2009 | Washington, DC
How Blue Can Green Jobs Be?
Interactive luncheon discussion with Pia Bungarten (incoming director, FES Washington Office), Member of the German Parliament Niels Annen, and representatives of environmental, labor, and policymaking groups.
June 3rd, 2009 | Ottawa, Canada
Conflict Transformation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Role of Europe and Canada - Help Wanted?
Panel Discussion featuring Amb. Francesc Vendrell (Former EU Special Representative to Afghanistan), Janice Stein (Director of the Munk Centre for International Studies/University of Toronto) and Admiral William J. Fallon (Former Commander US CENTCOM). Organized in cooperation with the North-South Institute (NSI) Canada.
May 22, 2009 | Washington, DC
Rediscovering Multilateralism: Toward a Cooperative Approach to Middle East Reform
Luncheon Discussion and presentation of initial findings of a 'trialogue' workshop, bringing together 15 next-generation Middle Eastern, US-American and European leaders, who discussed common goals and interests in as well as multilateral approaches to political reform in the Middle East. Organized in cooperation with the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and Georgetown University.
May 4, 2009 | FES Headquarters Berlin
Let's talk Politics!
Political Communication after the Obama Campaign
Discussion with Drew Westen, author of "The Political Brain", in cooperation with FES Headquarters Berlin.
April 30, 2009 | Washington, DC
Re-appraising Political Developments in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Region
Public Luncheon discussion featuring Amb. Volker Stanzel (Political Director Federal Foreign Office of Germany) and Prof. Marvin Weinbaum (Middle East Institute).
April 29, 2009 | Washington, DC
A Transatlantic Dialogue on the New Green Deal
Public event in cooperation with the Center for American Progress, Bucerius Law School, and the Zeit Stiftung featuring German Minister of the Environment Sigmar Gabriel and U.S. Senator (D-MA) John Kerry. Discussion followed by panel on growing a green economy featuring Bracken Hendricks (Center for American Progress).
April 21, 2009 | Washington, DC
Transatlantic Recovery Plans:
Green Jobs for a Cool Planet?
An expert luncheon discussion and launch of the Washington office of Ecologic.
April 1st, 2009 | Washington, DC
NATO at 60 - Time for a Comeback?
NATO's New Strategy in Afghanistan
An expert roundtable discussion with Member of the German Bundestag Walter Kolbow.
March 24, 2009 | Washington, DC
Otto Klemperer And His Time
Tracking A Lost Identity
In cooperation with the Washington Goethe-Institut.
German author Eva Weissweiler talked about her forthcoming book on the life of one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century.
Comments by Daniel Schwartz, Department of History, George Washington University, and Mary Beth Stein, Department of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures, George Washington University.
March 18, 2009 | Washington, DC
Art - Integration - Language
Portraits of Migrants in Germany
Comments by Mounir Azzaoui, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and Rahsaan Maxwell, Transatlantic Academy.
March 12, 2009 | Ottawa, Canada
Till Elections Do Us Part
What Makes a Government Coalition Work?
A Canadian-European Dialogue with Canadian Members of Parliament Tony Martin (NDP), Libby Davies (NDP), Marlene Jennings (Liberal Party) and Member of the German Bundestag Niels Annen.
March 10, 2009 | Washington, DC
Around the Political World in 80 Minutes
What Germans Think and Amerikans Want to Know
A Q&A with Members of the German Bundestag Hans-Ulrich Klose and Niels Annen. Moderated by Prof. Hope M. Harrison, George Washington University.
February 26, 2009 | Washington, DC
Strategies for Engaging Political Islam: A Middle East, U.S., and EU Trialogue
A panel discussion with Ruheil Gharaibeh (Islamic Action Front/Jordan), Shadi Hamid (Project on Middle East Democracy), Zoé Nautré (German Council on Foreign Relations) and Mona Yacoubia (United States Institute of Peace), in cooperation with the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED).
February 23, 2009 | Washington, DC
Growing Green Jobs: A Transatlantic Dialogue for Young Professionals
An interactive workshop in partnership with 2020 Vision, featuring guest experts Robert K. Musil (2020 Vision), Horst Mund (IG Metall), Linda Sorrento (US Green Building Council), and Björn Klusmann (German Renewable Energy Foundation).
February 4, 2009 | Washington, DC
New Afghanistan Strategy: Transatlantic Consideration
A visitors program with State Secretary Karin Kortmann and MP Detlef Dzembritzki