A World in Disarray: Prospects and Challenges for Transatlantic Cooperation

A Panel Discussion on March 15th, 7 p.m.

Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library

Today's security environment has no precedent. No single challenge to U.S. interests is equivalent to those posed by Nazi Germany, imperial Japan or the Soviet Union during the 20th century. But the sheer volume and complexity of current and emerging security threats, and their interrelationship, may be just as daunting. Actors ranging from states to individuals mix competition with cooperation across and within states, regions, and the globe. Interactions overlap economic, security and diplomatic arenas.

From migration to artificial intelligence to hybrid tactics such as disinformation campaigns, policymakers are finding that traditional approaches to foreign policy no longer generate the same results. Similarly, many of the institutions that the United States and Europe created together some 70 years ago are not able to cope with today's vast security challenges. How should and will Europe and the United States work together to address today's rapidly evolving security environment? What changes are needed? What obstacles exist? And can Europe and the United States tackle these challenges alone?

Please join us for a conversation with these three distinguished foreign policy experts.

The Right Honorable David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee
Ambassador Toria Nuland, CEO of CNAS and Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
His Excellency Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States
Moderated by: Julianne Smith, Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS

Light refreshments will be served and attendees will be able to mingle with the speakers after the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Brought to you by the Center for a New American Security, hosted in partnership with the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library and The University of Tampa's Department of Political Science & International Studies.