Today, the future of the transatlantic partnership can no longer be taken for granted. And yet it is hard to imagine a strong international alliance of defenders of liberal democracy without a robust working relationship between Europe and the US. Indeed, the 2020 US Presidential election will prove to be a watershed moment for both American democracy and transatlantic relations.
Against this backdrop, transatlantic policy experts discuss the European–American partnership in light of the 2020 US elections: Daniel Benjamin, president of the American Academy in Berlin; Nicole Deitelhoff, professor of international relations at Goethe-University Frankfurt and director of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt; and Jürgen Trittin MP, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the German Parliament. Their virtual discussion will be moderated by Rebecca Schmidt, managing director of the Research Center Normative Orders at Goethe-University Frankfurt.