Members of Congress and their staff are respectfully invited to attend the following staff-led Helsinki Commission briefing:
A NEW APPROACH TO EUROPE?
U.S. Interests, Nationalist Movements, and the European Union
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Senate Dirksen Office Building
President Trump has turned decades-old conventional wisdom on U.S. policy towards Europe on its head. His description of the European Union as a foe and embrace of populist leaders from Hungary’s Viktor Orban to Italy’s Giuseppe Conte have little historical precedent since World War II. With transatlantic relations in flux, observers wonder whether the approach that has guided our policy towards Europe since World War II has run its course.
At this Helsinki Commission briefing, distinguished experts on U.S.-European relations will examine the historical context of the relationship and ask whether European integration remains in the U.S. national interest and whether populist movements in Europe should be considered a threat or an opportunity.
Expert panelists scheduled to participate include:
Ted R. Bromund, Senior Research Fellow in Anglo-American Relations, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
Paul Coyer, Research Professor, The Institute of World Politics
Jeffrey Rathke, President, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University
For more information, please contact Alex Tiersky of the Commission staff at 202-225-1901 or via e-mail at Alex.Tiersky@mail.house.gov.