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FES Washington Office - Recent Events 2009

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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

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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?

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November 19th, 2009 | Washington, DC

After the Lisbon Treaty: Renewing Transatlantic Cooperation under Changing Conditions

After-Hours Discussion
With Hans-Ulrich Klose, Member of the German Parliament
interviewed by John Glenn, U.S. Leadership Coalition.

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November 18th, 2009 | Washington, DC

Transnational Corporations and Labor Relations: The Case of Deutsche Telekom

Forum
Organized in cooperation with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor/Georgetown University.

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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.

Exhibition Discussion Roundtable Discussion Panel Discussion

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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.

Rolf Mützenich Discussion with Rolf Mützenich and Cathleen Fisher After-hours Discussion

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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

Panel discussion Workshop Panel discussion Workshop

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September 29th, 2009 | Ottawa, Canada

Arctic Future Forum: Confrontation or Cooperation

Discussion Organized in cooperation with the Rideau Institute

Arctic Future Forum Arctic Future Forum Arctic Future Forum Arctic Future Forum

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July 16th, 2009 | Washington, DC

Towards Global Zero: New Momentum for Disarmament

Discussion with
Minister of State Gernot Erler, German Federal Foreign Office

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June 10th, 2009 | Washington, DC

Living Democracy 1989 | 2009 | 2029 - When the People Change the Future

Discussion with
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

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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.

Niels Annen luncheon discussion luncheon discussion with Pia Bungarten

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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.

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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.

At the workshop At the workshop Panel discussion with Nora Younis, David Adesnik and  Amir Motahari, moderated by Knut Panknin.

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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.

Panel discussion with Drew Westen Audience Drew Westen

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April 30, 2009 | Washington, DC

Workable Strategies?
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).

Volker Stanzel and Almut Wieland-Karimi Audience Prof. Marvin Weinbaum

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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).

Panel discussion with Sigmar Gabriel and John Kerry Sigmar Gabriel  John Kerry

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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.

The expert discussion The expert discussion

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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.

Walter Kolbow Expert roundtable discussion The expert roundtable discussion with Walter Kolbow, Almut Wieland-Karimi and John Glenn

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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.

Panel discussion with Daniel Schwartz, Eva Weissweiler and Mary Beth Stein Eva Weissweiler and Mary Beth Stein Eva Weissweiler and Mary Beth Stein

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March 18, 2009 | Washington, DC

Art - Integration - Language
Portraits of Migrants in Germany

In cooperation with the Washington Goethe-Institut.
Two short documentary films from the series "Written In Their Faces", a discussion and an exhibition with the German artist Klaus Kammerichs.

Comments by Mounir Azzaoui, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and Rahsaan Maxwell, Transatlantic Academy.

Israel
Togo
Chile
China

Klaus Kammerichs Almut Wieland-Karimi and Ulrich Braess Mounir Azzaoui and Rahsaan Maxwell

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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.

Niels Annen Panel discussion In dialogue Event March 12, 2009

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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.

Hans-Ulrich Klose Niels Annen Audience Hans-Ulrich Klose and Hope M. Harrison

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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).

Panel discussion February 26, 2009 Panel discussion February 26, 2009 Panel discussion February 26, 2009

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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).

Workshop February 23, 2009 Workshop February 23, 2009

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February 4, 2009 | Washington, DC

New Afghanistan Strategy: Transatlantic Consideration

A visitors program with State Secretary Karin Kortmann and MP Detlef Dzembritzki

Karin Kortmann MP Detlef Dzembritzki

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Panel Discussion at the Good Jobs-Green Jobs Conference
February 5, 2009 | Washington DC

Investing in Green Jobs - Experiences from the German Reinvestment Bank

A panel discussion with Ingrid Matthäus-Maier, organized in cooperation with the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Panel Discussion February 5, 2009 Panel Discussion February 5, 2009 Jim Hoffa, Ingrid Matthäus-Maier, Nancy Pelosi

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