Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke; Member of the Bundestag & Vice Chancellor (2013-2018), Federal Republic of Germany; Senior Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow (2018), Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
The visit of H.E. Sigmar Gabriel was part of the Center’s European Economic Policy Forum series, which convenes leading academics, senior experts and policymakers to analyze contemporary and emerging European economic policy issues and effective responses. During his visit, Vice Chancellor Gabriel held a discussion with leading Harvard academics, gave a presentation on transatlantic trade negotiations and met with students.
Abstract: The United States and Europe are faced with substantial instabilities and considerable imbalances in the economic as well as the political domain. Their longstanding cooperation builds on a shared, value-based perspective: enabling a better future for the greatest number of their citizens. This requires forceful, common efforts to rise to important challenges: achieving energy security, financial stability, sustainable and inclusive growth. Sustainable progress could serve as a guiding principle, a common commitment.
This event was made possible by the John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship.