The Transatlantic Academy is seeking candidates to serve as resident Fellows for nine months for the fellowship year beginning September 2016. The Academy welcomes applications from scholars working on the theme of Germany and the United States in the 21st Century.
WASHINGTON – The Transatlantic Academy is pleased to announce its eighth fellowship year of rigorous and collaborative academic research. The 2015-16 fellows will focus on the topic of “Russia and the West.”
The role of religion in the transatlantic community is the focus of a new report by a group of scholars from Europe, the United States, and Canada, entitled Faith, Freedom, and Foreign Policy: Challenges for the Transatlantic Community.
Call for Fellowship Applications: 2016-2017
The Transatlantic Academy is seeking candidates to serve as resident Fellows from September 2016 – June 2017 to examine the research theme “Germany and the United States in the 21st Century.”
On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, TA Senior Fellow Ulrich Speck published an op-ed, "The Case for Euro-Optimism," in the New York Times.
" Europe is declining, disintegrating, collapsing — for many observers, the only question left is how long this ugly drama will last. Across the Continent, optimism about the future of the European project is in short supply."
Germany is hotly debating the refugee crisis, but astonishingly that does not translate into an intensified interest in its root cause, which is, to a large extent, the way the Assad regime is conducting the war in Syria.
In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin repeatedly called for international cooperation based on common interests, underlining that possible disagreements and compromise-based solutions are the core of international relations.
On Sunday, October 4, 2015 TA Senior Fellow Angela Stent appeared on C-Span's Washington Journal to talk about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s authorization of a military campaign in Syria with the expressed goal of driving out ISIS. Topics included President Obama’s meeting earlier in the week at the United Nations with President Putin.
On Monday, October 2, 2015, TA Senior Fellow Angela Stent published a piece for Valdai Discussion Club entitled "Reflections on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of German Unification." The full article can be read here.
President George HW Bush called for Germany to be a Partner in Leadership with the United States in May 1989, six months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He did this in anticipation of the changes that were building, sensing that with the end of the Cold War, Germany would be the central power in Europe.
“History is irony on the move,” European philosopher Emil Cioran wrote some half a century ago. And he has a point. Twenty-five years ago, East Europeans destroyed the Berlin Wall and opened their arms to the world beyond their borders.