The Atlantic Council and Atlantik-Brücke are pleased to invite you to the Transatlantic Forum on GeoEconomics on September 22, 2023. This year’s event follows the inaugural Forum held last year.

In the heart of Berlin, we will convene economic and financial leaders from both sides of the Atlantic. At this year’s conference, we will outline a way forward on the use of tools of economic statecraft.

The Group of Seven (G7) response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown us a new dimension of transatlantic economic coordination. The levers of sanctions, export controls, and asset freezes have been pulled to pursue foreign policy and national security objectives.

But the use of these tools has raised important questions. How can both the United States and Europe avoid becoming economically dependent on adversarial powers without compromising growth or triggering more inflation? Which rules and best practices should form a new blueprint for economic statecraft? How has the West’s response to Putin’s aggression reshaped the contours of the role of the dollar and euro in the global economy?

Join us in Berlin as we launch new research on these challenges and bring together leaders from both the private and public sector to outline the next steps the United States and Europe should take together. The full agenda and speaker line-up will be announced in the coming weeks.

GeoEconomics Center

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