Two-day EU Conference: Transatlantic policy coordination in the Global Age: security & defense, data

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Venue:FIU - MMC

Feb. 12-13, 2018
Two-day EU Conference on 2017/18: Transatlantic policy coordination in the Global Age: security & defense, data- & cyber security and climate change & energy policies

This workshop will provoke a broad policy discussion about how U.S.- EU coordination and cooperation can provide mutual benefits for both partners in the face of increased geopolitical competition by emerging economies and authoritarian regimes. This conference would focus in particular on three major policies necessary for a stable global environment: security & defense, data- & cyber security, and climate change & energy policies. Whereas the EU in general evidences more stable policy preferences in these topics, once they have been put onto the agenda and negotiated internally, U.S. policy is often more dependent on the administration in power and on the geopolitical environment it is exposed to at the time. The range of policies and the necessity of a strong transatlantic relationship make this topic an interesting one for policy-oriented communities inside FIU, such as the National Security Program, and beyond from the U.S. Military’s Southern Command, for example. In addition, we aim to particularly involve the European Consulates and the U.S. Delegation in Washington, D.C. The central question here is: with the rise of the BRICS nations, how can the EU and US speak with a single voice, across the Atlantic? This will be a partially collaborative event with the EUCE/JM Center at the University of Pittsburgh.