On September 21, 2015, the Transatlantic Academy hosted the opening conference of its eighth fellowship year, focused on the theme of “Russia and the West.” Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of eastern Ukraine have challenged the European security order and led to the highest level of tensions between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.
On Wednesday, June 10, Sumit Ganguly, Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University in Bloomington, discussed religious nationalism and Indian foreign policy at a Transatlantic Academy event at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, presenting a draft paper on the topic.
On May 19, 2015 at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Washington, the Transatlantic Academy held its closing conference for the 2014-2015 fellowship year focused on religion and foreign policy. E.J.
On April 13, 2015, the Transatlantic Academy held a workshop entitled “Religion in EU and U.S. Foreign Policy: A Comparative Perspective,” organized by the Academy’s Volkswagen Stiftung Fellow Anne Jenichen, with the support of the Volkswagen Stiftung.
Developments such as the recent attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, the surge of Salafis in Germany, and the rising number of young Muslims from Germany and other European countries fighting for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have reenergized debates on Islam in Germany.
On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Ambassador Klaus Scharioth, former German ambassador to the United States and Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, gave a talk on “A Fragile Europe: Germany's Response” at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC, moderated by Transatlantic Academy Executive Director Stephen F. Szabo.
On February 12, 2015, the Transatlantic Academy held a conference on “Religion and Foreign Policy in the United States and Europe” at the University of Texas in Austin, in cooperation with the University’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Center for European Studies, and Clements Center for History, Strategy and Statecraft.