On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, the Transatlantic Academy hosted two prominent German experts on Russia. Bosch Public Policy Fellow Hannes Adomeit and Visiting Fellow Stefan Meister of the German Council on Foreign Relations, discussed Berlin’s Russia policy, its drivers, and its likely future. Transatlantic Academy Senior Fellow Andrew Moravcsik moderated the discussion.
On December 2, 2015, the Transatlantic Academy held a lunch discussion on “Russia’s Long War On Ukraine” featuring Marek Menkiszak, the Head of the Russian Department at the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Warsaw and resident at the Academy for autumn 2015 as an OSW Fellow.
On November 18, 2015, the Transatlantic Academy held a breakfast discussion about how the relationship between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin has evolved over time and how it reflects the current geopolitical shifts.
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.