4:30 pm EST - 6:00 pm EST

Past Event

President Obama in Europe: A Time for Reassessing Transatlantic Relations

Thursday, November 18, 2010

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Root Room

1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

The implementation of the Lisbon Treaty reflects a new phase in the European Union’s evolution as a global actor and key U.S. partner in addressing common challenges. On November 20, President Barack Obama travelled to Lisbon to participate in the first U.S.-EU Summit since the treaty went into effect.

On November 18, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings (CUSE), the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Notre Europe hosted a discussion previewing the Lisbon Summit and examining the state of the transatlantic partnership. The event featured Romano Prodi, former president of the European Commission; Etienne Davignon, former vice-president of the European Commission; and Jeremy Shapiro, senior advisor to the assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia. Prodi and Davignon are contributors to a recently published Notre Europe report “Reshaping EU-U.S. Relations: A Concept Paper.” The paper is a product of a high-level task force comprised of former European ministers and heads of government and assesses the future of U.S.-EU relations in the age of globalization.

Senior Fellow Justin Vaïsse, CUSE director of research, provided introductory remarks and moderated the discussion. After the program, panelists took audience questions.

President Obama in Europe: A Time for Reassessing Transatlantic Relations