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Experts Dial in on Middle East Policy and Trans-Atlantic Cooperation in a New American Presidency

The Bertelsmann Foundation recently hosted a conference call with European and American experts to discuss the future of the Middle East on the heels of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Jan 18, 2017

Globalization Fears Weigh Heavily on European Voters

Globalization fears are dividing Europeans. While a majority of EU citizens (55 percent) see globalization as an opportunity, nearly half of them (45 percent) view it as a danger. The trend that emerged among respondents in the latest survey was that the less educated and the older people are, the likelier they are to view globalization as a threat.
Nov 30, 2016

Brexit Boosts EU Survey Results

Brexit has boosted the European Union’s standing with the public. Since the June referendum in which Britons voted against remaining in the EU, the union’s approval ratings have risen across much of Europe – including in Britain.
Nov 21, 2016

After Surprise Trump Win, Europeans Place Bets on Trans-Atlantic Ties

In the wake of the U.S. election results, the Bertelsmann Foundation hosted a trans-Atlantic conference call to gauge the European reaction to Donald Trump’s unexpected win and the prospects for trans-Atlantic relations.
Nov 10, 2016

Experts Discuss Role of Cities in Driving Jobs, Innovation in the 21st Century

The Bertelsmann Foundation, in partnership with the Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB), hosted a presentation and discussion on the role of cities in driving innovation and inclusive growth in the 21st century.
Oct 14, 2016

Washington Watches as Newpolitik Takes Off

The Bertelsmann Foundation’s latest publication, Newpolitik, launched in Washington on October 6. The compilation of nine essays aims to explain to American and European policymakers how and why decisions are made in Berlin.
Oct 7, 2016

Searching for a Spark: Rekindling the Trans-Atlantic Alliance

Sep 24, 2016

BFNA and Bosch Host a US Election Roundtable

The Bertelsmann Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung co-hosted a roundtable discussion in Berlin on September 21, examining the impact of the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign on American global credibility.
Sep 22, 2016

Trans-Atlantic Exchange Marks Another Successful Year

Sep 16, 2016

Sustainable Governance Ranking Shows US in the Middle

In a comparison of sustainable governance among over 40 countries, the United States ranks 26th in terms of future viability. A new Bertelsmann Stiftung study reveals that a number of challenges facing the 41 industrialized nations of the European Union and the OECD have dramatically intensified in the last two years.
Aug 18, 2016