Taking Stock of the Transatlantic Relationship: Female Thought Leaders Reflect on 2017
A conversation with:
Amb. Kristen Silverberg
Managing Director
Institute of International Finance;
Former US Ambassador to the European Union
Ms. Julianne Smith
Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program
Center for a New American Security
Ms. Christine Wormuth
Director, Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience
Atlantic Council;
Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
US Department of Defense

Moderated by:
Ms. Sally Painter
Chief Operating Officer
Blue Star Strategies;
Senior Advisor, Future Europe Initiative
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council and the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 for a conversation with female thought leaders about the current state of the transatlantic relationship. In today’s turbulent political and security environment, the transatlantic alliance is at a critical crossroads. Pressing foreign policy and security challenges – from terrorism and Russian aggression to rising nationalism and waning confidence in institutions – have raised new questions about the future of the transatlantic alliance. With the recent wave of consequential elections across Europe and a relatively new US administration in Washington, transatlantic leadership is also critically evolving. As these policies and agendas take shape, this panel discussion will convene leading female voices from across the transatlantic policy community to reflect back on the past year, and discuss the future of NATO and US engagement in Europe, how the transatlantic partnership must adapt to today’s strategic environment, and the importance of female leadership in foreign policy and international security.
This expert discussion featuring female leaders in transatlantic foreign and security policy is the inaugural event of the Atlantic Council’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, which among other issues focuses on female leadership, gender diversity, and advancing the rights of LGBTI persons. A networking reception will follow the event. 

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record.