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May 27, 2020

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...


Apr 16, 2020

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:


Apr 14, 2020

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...


Apr 11, 2020

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...


Apr 9, 2020

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,...