JULY 10–14, 2019

Summer 2019 Forum Highlights

Introduction

The Senate Presidents’ Forum met in Berlin, Germany, for its Summer Meeting and its biennial conference held outside the US. Understanding global perspectives is critical for State leaders as they chart the course for the future of their States. The States have vested interests outside their borders, with State funds invested in international holdings and the local presence of global enterprises providing jobs and supporting the economy at home. Decisions made at the State level can have far-reaching effects in a global economy and decisions made abroad can reverberate back into the local State economies, as was demonstrated in the lively discussions held in Berlin.

Senate Presidents' Forum Chair, Mary Kay Papen (Senate President, NM), introduced Sawsan Chebil, State Secretary for Federal Affairs in the state government of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, who welcomed the Forum to the City.

Germany

The Future of the EU: The Rise of Nationalism – The Current EU-US Relationship

US-EU Trade Relations: Friends, Rivals, or Both?

Discussions with Freie University Students

Brexit – The Ever-Evolving Exit

Middle East: The Spiraling Crisis

Anna Sauerbrey

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Der Tagesspiegel

Nathalie Tocci

Director
Istituto Affari Internazionali

Eric Miller

President
Rideau Potomac Strategy Group

Klaus Segbers

Professor for International Relations
and East European Studies
Freie University

Tom Nuttall

Berlin Bureau Chief
The Economist

moderator

Cameron Abadi

Deputy Editor
Foreign Policy

Steven A. Cook, PhD

Senior Fellow for
Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Sanam Vakil, PhD

Senior Consulting Research Fellow
Middle East and North Africa Program
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

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JULY 10–14, 2019

Summer 2019 Forum Highlights

Introduction

The Senate Presidents’ Forum met in Berlin, Germany, for its Summer Meeting and its biennial conference held outside the US. Understanding global perspectives is critical for State leaders as they chart the course for the future of their States. The States have vested interests outside their borders, with State funds invested in international holdings and the local presence of global enterprises providing jobs and supporting the economy at home. Decisions made at the State level can have far-reaching effects in a global economy and decisions made abroad can reverberate back into the local State economies, as was demonstrated in the lively discussions held in Berlin.

Senate Presidents' Forum Chair, Mary Kay Papen (Senate President, NM), introduced Sawsan Chebil, State Secretary for Federal Affairs in the state government of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, who welcomed the Forum to the City.

Germany

The Future of the EU: The Rise of Nationalism – The Current EU-US Relationship

US-EU Trade Relations: Friends, Rivals, or Both?

Discussions with Freie University Students

Brexit – The Ever-Evolving Exit

Middle East: The Spiraling Crisis

Anna Sauerbrey

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Der Tagesspiegel

Nathalie Tocci

Director
Istituto Affari Internazionali

Eric Miller

President
Rideau Potomac Strategy Group

Klaus Segbers

Professor for International Relations
and East European Studies
Freie University

Tom Nuttall

Berlin Bureau Chief
The Economist

moderator

Cameron Abadi

Deputy Editor
Foreign Policy

Steven A. Cook, PhD

Senior Fellow for
Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Sanam Vakil, PhD

Senior Consulting Research Fellow
Middle East and North Africa Program
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

JULY 10–14, 2019

Summer 2019 Forum Highlights

Introduction

The Senate Presidents’ Forum met in Berlin, Germany, for its Summer Meeting and its biennial conference held outside the US. Understanding global perspectives is critical for State leaders as they chart the course for the future of their States. The States have vested interests outside their borders, with State funds invested in international holdings and the local presence of global enterprises providing jobs and supporting the economy at home. Decisions made at the State level can have far-reaching effects in a global economy and decisions made abroad can reverberate back into the local State economies, as was demonstrated in the lively discussions held in Berlin.

Senate Presidents' Forum Chair, Mary Kay Papen (Senate President, NM), introduced Sawsan Chebil, State Secretary for Federal Affairs in the state government of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, who welcomed the Forum to the City.

Germany

Anna Sauerbrey

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Der Tagesspiegel

The Future of the EU: The Rise of Nationalism –
The Current EU-US Relationship

Nathalie Tocci

Director
Istituto Affari Internazionali

US-EU Trade Relations: Friends, Rivals, or Both?

Eric Miller

President
Rideau Potomac Strategy Group

Discussions with Freie University Students

Klaus Segbers

Professor for International Relations
and East European Studies
Freie University

Brexit – The Ever-Evolving Exit

Tom Nuttall

Berlin Bureau Chief
The Economist

Middle East: The Spiraling Crisis

moderator

Cameron Abadi

Deputy Editor
Foreign Policy

Steven A. Cook, PhDSenior Fellow for
Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations
Sanam Vakil, PhDSenior Consulting Research Fellow
Middle East and North Africa Program
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies