The Transatlantic Academy is a research institution devoted to creating common approaches to the long-term challenges facing Europe and North America. The Academy does this by each year bringing together scholars, policy experts, and authors from both sides of the Atlantic and from different disciplinary perspectives to research and analyze a distinct policy theme of transatlantic interest.
On January 22, 2015, the Transatlantic Academy hosted a discussion on “Christianity and Liberal Democracy.” Jan-Werner Müller, Professor of Politics at Princeton University and former nonresident fellow at the Academy, presented on the topic with Clifford Bob, Senior Fellow at the Academy, and Tom Banchoff, Vice President for Global Engagement at Georgetown University, serving as discussants.
On Thursday, January 15, 2015, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Transatlantic Academy (TA) hosted a discussion with Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the TA; Sir Michael Leigh, senior advisor at GMF and TA senior fellow; and Peter Mandaville, professor and director of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason U
On January 14, 2015 the Transatlantic Academy held an all day workshop entitled, "Islam and Foreign Policy in the New Turkey". In the past decade, Turkey has undergone an economic and political transformation under the leadership of the Justice and Development (AKP) party which went hand-in-hand with a dynamic foreign policy.
On October 29, the Transatlantic Academy held its first public event in Bucharest, Romania, a conference on “Orthodox Christianity and Foreign Policy” in cooperation with the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation of the German Marshall Fund of the United States at the Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Bucharest.
On Monday, October 20, 2014, the Academy held a luncheon discussion with Miklós Szánthó, a lawyer, head analyst of the Budapest-based Center for Fundamental Rights, and a Hungary Initiatives Foundation Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy.
On September 24, 2014 the Transatlantic Academy hosted a book launch for The End of American World Order, the latest work by Amitav Acharya, UNESCO chair in transnational challenges and governance and chair of the ASEAN Studies Center at American University’s School of International Service.