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The Europe Desk is a production of the BMW Center for German and European Studies and is copyright of Georgetown University. 

Feb 20, 2024

 As discussions on the future of the transatlantic relationship on Earth run hot, the Europe Desk has its head in - or rather above - the clouds: We sat down with Prof. Dr. Hoffman, former NASA astronaut, and current MIT professor, to discuss differing European and US priorities regarding space, the potential for...


Feb 13, 2024

We sat down with Ana Kozomara of the Advanced Leadership in Politics Institute (ALPI) in Serbia. In this episode, we discuss the current landscape of women’s political representation in Serbia and why prioritizing women’s political empowerment is essential to democracy building in the country, as well as for...


Feb 13, 2024

We sat down with Anesa Omanović, Marta Onorato, and Željka Cvejin of the International Republican Institute. In this episode, we cover IRI’s efforts to advance and improve women’s political representation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Serbia, and how such efforts have implications for objectives...


Feb 6, 2024

We sat down with Valerie Dowling,  Director of Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) and Private Sector Engagement at International Republican Institute (IRI), a nonpartisan, nongovernmental sister organization of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). In this episode, we discuss the current landscape of women’s...


Jan 30, 2024

We sat down with Dr. Andrew Lebovich, a research fellow at the Clingendael Institute focused on Conflict Research. As an expert on security and political issues in the Sahel, we were able to ask Dr. Lebovich about the coup in Niger, the rising influence of China, Turkey and Russia in the region as well as the EU’s...