For decades, Europe has been an essential partner working with the United States to confront a wide range of challenges around the globe. From Afghanistan, Libya and Iran, to issues such as counterterrorism, climate change and economic recovery, the Transatlantic Partnership remains critical to achieving common strategic objectives.
On November 29, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted an address by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on U.S.-European relations titled, "The U.S. and Europe: a Revitalized Global Partnership." Secretary Clinton was sworn in as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States in January 2009, after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and Senator. During her tenure in the Senate, she served on the Armed Services Committee and worked to launch the government’s Vital Voices Democracy Initiative. She was also a Commissioner on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Brookings President Strobe Talbott provided introductory remarks.