The Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security is pleased to announce the 2015 US-German Next Generation Fellows. The fellows are at the center of a Scowcroft Center project launched in February 2015 to identify new voices from the United States and Germany who will formulate a strategy and foster a debate on how to strengthen the US-German relationship. The US-German Next Generation Project contributes to the Center’s and the Council’s goal of advancing a strong and enduring transatlantic partnership to tackle global challenges.

This inaugural year’s contingent consists of twelve exceptional Americans and Germans between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-five and resident in the Washington, DC area who were selected through a competitive process. They are experts in key issues for the bilateral relationship, including economics and trade, defense and security cooperation, intelligence, migration, the media and German-US cultural and educational exchange.  The fellows will prepare a ten to twelve-page report by June 2015 under Council oversight spelling out a strategy to strengthen the US-German relationship from a “next generation perspective.” The final product will be released in both Washington and Berlin.

To assist the fellows in exploring the underlying assumptions and dynamics that shape the US-German relationship and to help them in developing practical recommendations for the report, the Scowcroft Center is organizing a series of roundtables for the fellows with senior experts on selected German-US issues. Additional Americans and Germans worldwide in the fellows’ age group are already contributing ideas through an online discussion forum, the “Next Generation Network,” which the Council initiated in early March.  Qualified applicants can apply to join the Network by clicking here

The US-German Next Generation Project is generously supported by Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft (German Atlantic Association), Bertelsmann Foundation, the American Council on Germany, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

For more information on the Next Generation Project, please visit the project website by clicking here