At a time when crucial elections approach on both sides of the Atlantic, Russia’s war of aggression continues to strain global relations, and AI and other revolutionary technologies are changing the world, the transatlantic relationship between the United States, Germany, and the EU is more important than ever. Against this backdrop, the Aspen Institute Germany has launched the German-American Trade and Tech Dialogue.
Given the rapid pace of political, economic, and technological change, the Dialogue process provides the necessary space to discuss approaches to, and areas of, cooperation. It also creates important new networks of transatlantic leaders and strengthens existing relationships.
In regular online workshops and at an annual conference, selected representatives from politics, business, academia, and civil society come together to discuss key developments and challenges in the transatlantic relationship. This trusted exchange is accompanied by publications, social media coverage, and a final report from the major German-American Trade and Technology conference. The network and the knowledge generated will support the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) and the further strengthening of German-American relations.
Key themes of the project include:
- Trade, technology, and democracy
- Supply chain security and resilience
- Research and development ecosystems and transatlantic R&D cooperation
- Regulatory convergence, technical standard setting, trade competition law and intellectual property
- National security: investment protections, export controls, and cybersecurity
- Energy security and energy transition
- Sustainability and climate change
Despite the positive developments for transatlantic cooperation over the past two years, new challenges continue to emerge. Against the backdrop of the upcoming U.S. presidential election, the EU Parliament elections, and technological revolutions, the Aspen Institute Germany has continued the GATTD for a second year. You can find more information here.
Russia’s war of aggression, the rise of authoritarian regimes, and the technological revolution accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic have posed unprecedented challenges to the geopolitical order and global trade and technology policy. Against this backdrop, the Aspen Institute Germany launched the groundbreaking German-American Trade and Tech Dialogue (GATTD) 2022-2023. You can find more information here.