- February 17, 2020
On February 17, 2020, the Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy Berlin hosted a Munich Security Conference Read-Out with U.S. foreign policy and security expert Elbridge Colby in discussion with Tyson Barker, Program Director and Fellow at the Aspen Institute Germany. Our distinguished guest shared exclusive insights and his main takeaways from this year’s conference. Topics included U.S. foreign policy challenges concerning China, Germany’s critical role in NATO and European security, as well as the importance of the Munich Security Conference for a constructive exchange despite diverging views on matters of mutual concern.
Elbridge Colby is the Co-Founder and Principal of the Marathon Initiative, a policy initiative focused on preparing the United States and its allies and partners for sustained great power competition. He is also a Senior Advisor at WestExec Advisors, where he supports the firm’s work on defense, technology, aerospace, and related areas. Following various positions within the U.S. government service, Colby served as Defense Program Director at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC until 2019.