Public Event

Germany. America. France – What is the state of relations since the inauguration of Trump and Macron?

Germany. America. France. Many things have happened in the past year on the German, European and global levels. In terms of America, a key question last year was Germany’s diplomatic ‘access’ to the new administration and President Trump’s remarks on NATO. Whereas security remains a field of cooperation, the Trump administration fundamentally changed its foreign policy in the Middle East by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Looking at France, it was the right-wing Front National party that hung over last year’s elections like a sword of Damocles. French-German relations have had a long-awaited revival. Together, President Macron wants to push forward the European integration. Can he live up to his promises? Are the renewed French-German relations more than a honeymoon? Join us for a panel discussion with Jürgen Hardt (Transatlantic Coordinator, Federal Foreign Office), Ronja Kempin (Senior Fellow, SWP) and Melissa Eddy (Berlin Correspondent, The New York Times).

This event is a cooperation between the Alumni Associations of Columbia University, Sciences Po Paris, and the Hertie School.

This event is free of charge. Prior registration is required.