Implications of the U.S. Election on Transatlantic Partnership

Implications of the U.S. Election on Transatlantic Partnership

Wednesday 21 October 2020
Date: 
Wed, 2020-10-21 17:00 - 18:15
  • Actualité Sciences PoActualité Sciences Po

Two weeks before the US presidential election, the discussion will focus on its implications for the transatlantic relationship.

 

Together or Alone? Implications of the U.S. Election on Transatlantic Partnership

Wednesday 21 October 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm CET

Watch the replay of the event.

 

With Dr Karen Donfried, President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and former principal advisor to President Obama on Europe.

Chaired by Enrico Letta, Dean of the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs.

 

Biography of Dr Karen Donfried

Dr. Karen Donfried is president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening transatlantic cooperation.

Before assuming her current role in April 2014, Donfried was the special assistant to the president and senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council at the White House. In that capacity, she was the president’s principal advisor on Europe and led the interagency process on the development and implementation of the president’s European policies. Prior to the White House, Donfried served as the national intelligence officer (NIO) for Europe on the National Intelligence Council, the intelligence community’s center for strategic thinking. As NIO, she directed and drafted strategic analysis to advance senior policymakers’ understanding of Europe. 

Donfried first joined GMF in 2001 after having served for ten years as a European specialist at the Congressional Research Service. From 2003-2005, she was responsible for the Europe portfolio on the U.S. Department of State’s policy planning staff. She returned to GMF from 2005 to 2010, first as senior director of policy programs and then as executive vice president.

Karen Donfried is a senior fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Council on Germany.

 

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