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The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It brings together leading experts working on the most pertinent issues facing Europe and transatlantic relations today. Music by Sam Kyzivat and Breakmaster Cylinder Production by Alistair Somerville, Laura Rodriguez and Simon Close Design by Sarah Diebboll https://cges.georgetown.edu/podcast Twitter and Instagram: @theeuropedesk
 
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Kimberly Cowell-Meyers and Carolyn Gallaher, professors at American University, join us to discuss the recent violence in Northern Ireland, how the legacy of the Troubles continues to influence current events in the region, and how Brexit has impacted relations among Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The Europe Desk is a podcast fr…
 
Costas Lapavitsas, Professor of Economics at the SOAS University of London, joins us to discuss the Covid-driven economic crisis gripping the US and EU, their relationship to the financial crisis of 2007-2009 and how policy responses to the current crisis will shape our collective future. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German …
 
Dan Hamilton, Director of the Global Europe Program at the Wilson Center and Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Distinguished Fellow, joined us to discuss trade and the transatlantic relationship in the time of COVID-19 and China's rise as a global power. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown …
 
John Austin, director of the Michigan Economic Center and a nonresident senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Jeff Anderson, professor of political science at the BMW Center for German and European Studies and the Department of Government at Georgetown University, joined us to discuss their recent work on the rise of populism …
 
Asli Aydıntaşbaş, senior policy fellow with the Wider Europe programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, joined us in part two of our series on Turkey to discuss Turkey's relationship with the EU and ongoing maritime tensions with Cyprus, as well as Turkey's relationships with the United States and Russia. The Europe Desk is a podcast f…
 
Angela Stent, Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University, sat down with The Europe Desk to discuss recent developments in Russia, including the protests following the arrest of Alexei Navalny as well as the country's worsening relations with Germany, the European Union, and the United States. The Europe Desk is a podcast f…
 
Pawel Zerka, policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations with the Rethink: Europe initiative sat down with The Europe Desk to discuss the ECFR Cohesion Monitor's latest report "The crisis that made the EU: European cohesion in the age of COVID" and how the crisis has challenged the EU, how united EU member states were going into the …
 
Malte Humpert, Senior Fellow and Founder of The Arctic Institute, joined us to discuss the increasing importance of the Arctic in transatlantic affairs, how Russian and Chinese influence is impacting the region, and what role the Arctic will play in the coming decades in the face of climate change. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center f…
 
Katrin Sieg, Director of the BMW Centre for German and European Studies at Georgetown, joined us to discuss how European museums have approached the colonial pasts of European countries, the impact of recent events such as the Black Lives Matter movement and how the restitution of artefacts fits into current discussions of decolonization. The Europ…
 
Constanze Stelzenmüller, Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and Trans-Atlantic Relations in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, joined us to discuss the key figures in Germany's upcoming elections and what these elections will mean for the future of Germany’s role in the EU as well as the transatlantic relationship. T…
 
Roger Kangas, Professor of Central Asian Studies at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, joined us to discuss the numerous crises that have arisen in Russia's near abroad, including the situations in Belarus, Ukraine, Central Asia, and more. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at George…
 
Kathleen McNamara, Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and Co-Director, the Global Political Economy Project, joined us to explore how the cascading crises of the last decade have impacted the development of European identity, how it has fared over this period and what are its biggest challenges going forward. The E…
 
Dr. Nathalie Tocci, director of the Italian Istituto Affari Internazionali, and special advisor to the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, joined us to discuss the EU’s geopolitical ambitions, how it fared amid the tumultuous year that was 2020, a…
 
This episode originally aired September 1, 2020. Quinn Slobodian, associate professor of history at Wellsley College joined us to discuss the roots of neoliberalism, its links to populism and its relationship to gender and immigration. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washi…
 
This episode originally aired July 28, 2020. Maria Sobolewska and Robert Ford, professors of political science at the University of Manchester, joined us to discuss their book Brexitland: Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics, available now. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Geor…
 
Dr. Kerstin Brueckweh, historian at the Leibniz Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam, Germany and a Fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, joined us to discuss the 30 year anniversary of German reunification, the impact of German reunification on the transatlantic relationship and her project on this period: …
 
Emilia Roig, the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) and external expert for the European Commission, joined us to discuss European anti-racism activism, the importance of intersectionality and the challenges racism poses to the European project. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German a…
 
Jeff Anderson, professor of political science at Georgetown University, sat down with us for a quick conversation on the impact the Trump presidency has had on the transatlantic relationship and look at what the Biden victory means for it moving forward. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown …
 
Defne Arslan, Director of the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY, joined The Europe Desk to discuss the complicated dynamics of EU-Turkey relations, how we arrived at this point in the relationship, its impact on various issues such as migration. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Wa…
 
Nicolae Ștefănuță, Member of the European Parliament for the Save Romania Union, and Magnus Nordanskog, Counsellor at the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington, D.C., participated in a virtual BMW Center event discussing the EU Green Deal, how COVID-19 has impacted it, and how the EU Green Deal will navigate issues such as climate refuge…
 
Peter Wittig, former Ambassador to the US and UN and current Fisher Family Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, joined us to share a European perspective on US elections, both past and present, and discuss what the results of the 2020 US election may mean for the future of the transatlantic relationship. Thi…
 
Majda Ruge, Senior Policy Fellow with the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, sat down with The Europe Desk to discuss the present situation in the Western Balkans, particularly Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown U…
 
Justin Brown, Ambassador of Australia to the EU, NATO, Belgium and Luxembourg joined us to discuss Australia's relationship with the EU, and how it has evolved. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It brings together leading experts working on the most pertinent…
 
Remi Adekoya, doctor of political economy at the University of York, joined us to discuss the history of race and racism in Europe, how these issues are discussed, particularly in the UK and Poland, and the role they are playing in our present. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University…
 
Daniel Keleman, professor of Political Science and Law and the Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics at Rutgers University, joined us to discuss authoritarianism in the EU. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It brings together leading experts working on…
 
Katsiaryna Shmatsina, a political analyst at the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies and a Rethink. CEE fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, joined The Europe Desk for a live event with European Horizons Georgetown on the situation in Belarus and what it means for the country's future. This episode was produced in collabo…
 
Josh Rudolph, of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, joined us to discuss malign finance practices in Europe, how they have surged and globalized in recent years and what can be done to curb these practices. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It brings togeth…
 
Susan Fratzke, from the Migration Policy Institute, sat down with us to discuss EU migration policy, how it has evolved in the face of multiple crisis' and the challenges that asylum seekers and refugees face in Europe. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It br…
 
Quinn Slobodian, associate professor of history at Wellsley College joined us to discuss the roots of neoliberalism, its links to populism and its relationship to gender and immigration. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It brings together leading experts wor…
 
Spencer Boyer, of the Brennan Center for Justice, and Charles Kupchan, of the Council on Foreign Relations, sit down with The Europe Desk to explore what EU-US relations might look like under a Biden Presidency. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It brings tog…
 
Maria Sobolewska and Robert Ford, professors of political science at the University of Manchester, joined us for the final episode of our series: The Europe Desk’s Summer Reads to discuss their upcoming book Brexitland: Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics, available for pre-order now. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW …
 
Thane Gustafson, professor of government at Georgetown University, joined us for our third episode of our series: The Europe Desk’s Summer Reads to discuss his latest book The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe, available now. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washing…
 
Abe Newman, professor of government at the BMW Center, and director of Georgetown's Mortara Center for International Studies, sat down with us to discuss his and co-author Henry Farrell's most recent book, Of Privacy and Power: The Transatlantic Struggle Over Freedom and Security, available now. The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for …
 
Catherine De Vries, professor of political science at Bocconi University, kick's off The Europe Desk's Summer Reads mini series. She discusses her and co-author Sara Hobolt's new book, Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe - out June 16th 2020 https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691194752/political-entreprene…
 
This episode originally aired on January 28, 2020. Robert Habeck, chair of the German Green Party (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) shared his vision for the future of Europe. He addressed the political challenges the EU is facing in a time of changing global order. He discussed pathways to strengthen the EU internally, and to increase its capacity as a regi…
 
Benjamin Haddad, director of the Future Europe Initiative at the Atlantic Council, joined us to discuss Europe's direction of travel, geopolitics, and strategic autonomy. Read his latest piece for the Washington Post on the coronavirus here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/12/america-first-is-wrong-approach-coronavirus/ The Europe D…
 
Brett Bruen, president of Global Situation Room and former director of global engagement at the White House under President Obama, joined us to discuss crisis communications in the era of coronavirus. He also talked about his time in the White House and the initiatives he launched under the mantra of "counter-crisis communications," including the L…
 
Thomas Zimmer, assistant professor of history at the University of Freiburg and incoming BMW Center visiting professor, participated in a recent virtual BMW Center event on pandemics. He explored the ways in which large-scale epidemics have influenced the political, social, and cultural history of the 20th and early 21st centuries, from the infamou…
 
Abe Newman, professor of government at the BMW Center, and director of Georgetown's Mortara Center for International Studies, sat down with us for a quick conversation on possible implications of the coronavirus pandemic for democracy, transatlantic relations and globalization. You can read the articles he discussed, and access his lecture series w…
 
Yixiang Xu, the New Research Initiative Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), spoke to us about Chinese responses to the coronavirus pandemic, data, 5G, transatlantic trade, and U.S. and European approaches to China in the 21st century. This interview was recorded on March 23rd. You can read Yixiang's latest arti…
 
Juliane Schäuble, U.S. correspondent for the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel spoke with Peter Sparding, transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund about her experience covering the White House, the U.S. primary election cycle and the current COVID-19 pandemic. Schäuble talked about translating U.S. politics for a German audience and the cha…
 
Brigadier General Fritz Urbach participated in a virtual BMW Center event on initiatives to boost the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). General Urbach is the first ever military adviser to the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, and helps to coordinate the work of European defense attachés in Washington. This event …
 
Audrey Kurth Cronin, professor of international security at American University School of International Service, and director of the Center for Security, Innovation and New Technology, joined us to discuss emerging technologies and counter-terrorism. These topics underpinned her recent book, Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is…
 
Brent Goff, host of The Day with Brent Goff on Deutsche Welle News, joined us from Berlin to discuss his career reporting on European and international issues. He discussed the role of social media, the challenges of reporting in a fair and balanced way, and Deutsche Welle's unique vantage point reporting in 30 languages from Berlin and around the …
 
This week, we have a bonus episode from our friends at the German Marshall Fund. You can subscribe to their podcast, Out of Order, here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/out-of-order/id1326893666 Out of Order is a German Marshall Fund podcast about how our world was, is, and will be ordered. The Out of Order podcast brings together experts fro…
 
In part 2 of the conversation, Richard Kuisel, a pre-eminent expert on the history of Franco-American relations, talked about the recent lecture given in his honor by Justin Vaïsse, Director General of the Paris Peace Forum, in December 2019, called "Eight Reasons We Can't Trust the French." You can listen to part 1 of the conversation here: https:…
 
This episode is the second part of our series looking at different organizations advocating for Europe on Capitol Hill in Washington. We spoke to Reta Jo Lewis, Senior Fellow and Director of Congressional Affairs at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (one of our partner organizations in Washington). She discussed her career in Washington…
 
Vincenzo Amendola, Italian Minister for European Affairs, came to Georgetown University on February 11 to deliver a lecture called "The Future of Europe: Italy's Perspective." He sat down with us to discuss Italy's role in the EU and its response to global challenges. This event was organized by the BMW Center, the Italian Research Institute of Geo…
 
Richard Kuisel, a pre-eminent expert on the history of Franco-American relations, sat down for a conversation on the occasion of his retirement as a professor from the BMW Center. This is part 1 of the conversation. Georgetown University affiliates can access Richard Kuisel's most recent book, The French Way, here: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ct…
 
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