Di., 08. Juni


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GMF #TransatlanticTuesdays Green Atlanticism? Green Views on the Future of Transatlantic Relations

with Cem Özdemir Member of the German Bundestag, Alliance 90/The Greens Former Co-Chair of Alliance 90/The Greens, 2008-2018 Former Member of the European Parliament, 2004-2009 Discussant Sudha David-Wilp Transatlantic Fellow and Deputy Director of GMF's Berlin Office

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GMF #TransatlanticTuesdays   Green Atlanticism? Green Views on the Future of Transatlantic Relations

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08. Juni 2021, 18:15 – 19:00

Online event

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The German Green Party, with its chancellor candidate Annalena   Baerbock, is currently polling close on the heels of Angela Merkel’s   Christian Democrats. If this trend continues, the Greens are likely to enter   government after the September elections for the first time since 2005, and   they may even be in the chancellery. Such a sea change in Germany’s politics   would obviously have a bearing on transatlantic relations—but in what ways?   How would Green Party participation in the next government change, improve,   or complicate relations with the United States? Is there such a thing as   Green Atlanticism, and what does it entail? To discuss these questions and   more, we will speak with veteran Green politician, Cem Özdemir, in this   month’s edition of #TransatlanticTuesdays

If you have any questions,   please contact Matthew Delmastro at mdelmastro@gmfus.org.

Cem   Özdemir

Cem Özdemir is a Member of the German Bundestag, where he   chairs the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure. He is a Deputy   Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the inter-party   group on rail transport. Özdemir was elected to the German Parliament in   1994, becoming its first-ever member of Turkish descent whose parents came to   Germany as so called “Gastarbeiter” (guest workers) in the early 1960s.   Özdemir served two consecutive legislative terms (1994-2002). During this time,   he held the position of Speaker on Internal Affairs for the Green   Parliamentary Group. In 2003, Cem Özdemir joined other senior   policy-practitioners and academics as a Transatlantic Fellow at the GMF in   Washington, DC and Brussels. From 2004 until 2009, Mr. Özdemir was a Member   of the European Parliament, where he served as Speaker on Foreign Affairs for   his political group (The Greens/European Free Alliance). Between 2008 and   2018, he was Chairman of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (German Green Party). In the   party campaign for the federal elections in 2017 he was his party’s   frontrunner. Cem Özdemir is a founding member of the European Council on   Foreign Relations (ECFR) and an advisory board member of the American Jewish   Committee's Berlin office. In 2019, he was awarded the Raoul Wallenberg   Medal, the Ignatz Bubis Prize and the Dolf Sternberger Prize.

Sudha   David-Wilp

Sudha David-Wilp is a senior transatlantic fellow and deputy   director of the Berlin office. She joined GMF’s Berlin office in September   2011. She oversees GMF’s Congress-Bundestag Forum, a joint program with   the Robert Bosch Foundation, and engages with the media as an expert on   German–U.S. relations, and covers transatlantic digital topics. Before moving   to Berlin, she was the director of international programs at the U.S.   Association of Former Members of Congress in Washington, DC for nearly eight   years. At the Association, David-Wilp was responsible for congressional study   groups and international programs for current members of Congress and senior   congressional staff. She established a trilateral roundtable format for   legislators and launched a speakers’ program involving current and former   lawmakers. She received her bachelor’s from Johns Hopkins University, with a   major in international relations and a minor in writing seminars. She   received her master’s in international relations from Columbia University.

#TransatlanticTuesdays is a   monthly get-together to engage in an open debate on a broad range of   transatlantic issues. Launched by GMF Berlin in January 2020, we   feature transatlantic voices to analyze the latest trends in Washington and   beyond and to comment on their potential consequences for transatlantic   cooperation.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a   non-partisan policy organization committed to the idea that the United States   and Europe are stronger together.

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