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The Transatlantic Relationship Has Been Irreparably Damaged
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Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:30 to Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 13:00
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Upcoming Debate June 28, 2019
The Transatlantic Relationship Has Been Irreparably Damaged
The Transatlantic Relationship Is Irreparably Damaged

The transatlantic relationship has been a hallmark of the liberal international order for decades and, for many, a source of global peace and stability. But rising populism and inequality, coupled with surprising election outcomes in the United States and Europe, may signal an end to this historic relationship. Some worry that President Trump's support for Brexit, attacks on NATO, and tariff threats against the EU mark a significant departure from past administrations. And anti-establishment sentiments are growing on the other side of the Atlantic, too, as nationalist leaders gain ground across Europe. But others aren’t as worried, saying the relationship has weathered turbulent times before, including the Iraq War. As long as the U.S. and Europe face common threats, including China, election-hacking, and terrorism, they argue, the bond will remain strong. Is the transatlantic relationship as we know it doomed? Or will it prevail for decades to come?

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For The Motion
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Federiga Bindi − Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Federiga Bindi is a professor of political science and the Jean Monnet chair at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.... read bio
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Constanze Stelzenmüller − Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller is the inaugural Robert Bosch senior fellow at the Center on the United States and... read bio
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John J. Mearsheimer − American Political Scientist & Professor, University of Chicago
John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison distinguished service professor of political science at the... read bio
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Carla Norrlof − Professor, University of Toronto
Carla Norrlof is an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto, where she researches... read bio
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