On April 30, 2007, the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe held its fourth annual conference. As in previous years, the annual conference brought together scholars, officials, and policymakers from both sides of the Atlantic to examine the evolving roles of the United States and Europe in the global arena. Panel discussions covered some critical issues about Europe and the U.S.-Europe relationship: “The French Elections”, “NATO and Afghanistan” and “Islam in Europe”. Panelists included, among others, Lt. General Karl Eikenberry, Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee; Ashraf Ghani, former Finance Minister of Afghanistan; Tufyal Choudhury of Durham University; Philip Gordon of the Brookings Institution; and Corine Lesnes from Le Monde.
|8:30 a.m.||Continental breakfast available|
|8:50 a.m.||Welcome and Introduction
Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution
|9:00 – 10:30 a.m.||
“The French Elections”
|10:30 – 10:45 p.m.||Break|
|10:45 a.m. –
“NATO in Afghanistan”
|12:15 – 1:30 p.m.||Buffet Lunch (Saul/Zilkha)|
|1:30 – 3:00 p.m.||
“Islam in Europe”
The Center on the United States and Europe Annual Conference is made possible by the generous support of the German Marshall Fund of the United States
At its most recent annual conference, the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe focused on three issues: the French elections which brought Nicolas Sarkozy to power, NATO’s difficult mission in Afghanistan, and the implications of Europe’s changing demographics.
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Rather than serving as a unifying diplomatic exercise to highlight Iran’s troubling regional activities, the [Warsaw] summit primarily highlighted America’s diplomatic isolation from its European allies.