Organised by the le EU Center of the University System of Georgia
in collaboration with Europe 2020
The theme for this year’s event is an exploration of the security dimension in the transatlantic context. Security is defined broadly to include topics ranging from defense to environment to immigration.
To provide coherence to our efforts, we are assembling a working group to develop focused questions that will constitute the basis of conference deliberations. These questions are calculated to address the strategic problems confronting the transatlantic relationship in security issues. Panelists will interact with one another in discussing the focus questions. A moderator will structure the discussion.
At the conclusion of the conference, the working group will generate a briefing paper that is designed to inform the policy-making process. The briefing paper will be sent to appropriate officials within the European Commission and U.S. State Department.
8.45 – Welcome and Introductions
9.00-10.30 – The Meaning of “Security” in the 21st Century
Joanna Apap, Program Coordinator Justice & Home Affairs, Center for European Policy Studies
Marybeth Ulrich, Assistant Professor, Dept. of National Security & Strategy, U.S. Army War College (tentative)
Seymour Goodman, Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
Katja Weber (moderator), Assistant Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
10.45-12.15 – The Scope of Transatlantic Security Interests: Geographic Parameters and Global Obligations
Christopher J. Makins, President, Atlantic Council of the United States
Terrence Guay, Assistant Professor, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
John Duffield (moderator), Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Georgia State University
12.30-14.00 – Luncheon Keynote Speech
14.15-15.45 – Implementing Security: Authorization v. Self-Protection
Christian Tuschhoff, Robert Bosch Foundation: Research Scholar, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
Peter Gooderham, Counsellor for Politico-Military Issues, British Embassy
Mark Brawley, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University
Thomas D. Lancaster (moderator), Chair, Department of German Studies, Emory University
16.00-17.00 – Student Response