- January 20, 2022
- February 21, 2024
On Thursday, January 20, 2022 U.S. Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, delivered his Berlin key note speech. Together with Atlantik Brücke, German Marshall Fund of the United States and American Council on Germany, Aspen Germany co-hosted this extraordinary event.
Secretary Blinken closed his speech with the following words: “It’s no accident that I’m offering these thoughts here in Berlin. Perhaps no place in the world experienced the divisions of the Cold War more than this city. Here, President Kennedy declared all free people citizens of Berlin. Here, President Reagan urged Mr. Gorbachev to tear down that wall. It seems a time that President Putin wants to return to that era. We hope not. But if he chooses to do so, he’ll be met with the same determination, the same unity that past generations of leaders and citizens brought to bear to advance peace, to advance freedom, to advance human dignity across Europe and around the world.”