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CEPI Launches Its Fifth Year of Fellowships

WASHINGTON, DC (May 31, 2014) – Twenty staffers from the US Congress and the European Parliament completed their first weeklong series of seminars designed to forge closer links on high-priority issues between the two legislative bodies. The staffers formed the fifth class of fellows of the Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI), which tackles issues in the legislative cycles of...

Jun 10 2014

TTIP Town Hall Travels to Texas

WASHINGTON, DC/AUSTIN/DALLAS (May 19, 2014) - The Bertelsmann Foundation undertook May 14-16 its first mission for meetings and presentations with local and regional American stakeholders on the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The Texan cities of Austin and Dallas hosted the series of TTIP-related events, which occurred under the auspices of the Foundation’...

May 23 2014

A World Out of Balance: A Surplus of Politics, a Deficit of Ideas

6th annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times conference focuses on steps for stronger and more inclusive global growth

WASHINGTON, DC (April 10, 2014) – The US manufacturing and energy sectors are booming, and the economy is on track for solid growth. In Europe, Greece has raised $4 billion with its first bond sale since the onset of the eurozone crisis. There are signs of...

Apr 11 2014

A Chance for Everyone

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim opens 6th annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times Conference

WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2014) - Ending global poverty is not just a moral imperative but the basis for future economic growth, according to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who spoke at this evening's 2014 annual Bertelsmann Foundation reception. The event kicked off the 6th...

Apr 9 2014

The Pumas and the Pacific Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC (March 13, 2014) - By embracing political and economic stability, international trade and global integration Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru ― the four countries that comprise the Pacific Alliance and that the Bertelsmann Foundation has dubbed the Pacific Pumas...

Mar 17 2014

The Eurozone: No room for complacency

WASHINGTON, DC (October 10, 2013) – Market fears over an imminent collapse of the eurozone have subsided. Signs of recovery have emerged. Exports and domestic demand are increasing. Ireland is expected to begin exiting its support programs in the next few months. But the crisis is far from resolved. European financial institutions still face challenges to modernize the European social and...

Oct 11 2013

TTIP: A Win for all 50 US States

WASHINGTON, DC (September 24, 2013) - The United States and the European Union launched negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in July, but until now no study of the impact of an agreement on the individual American states had been conducted. A TTIP, however, has profoundly positive consequences for each of the 50 states, according to a report released today by...

Sep 24 2013

2013 German Election Debrief: Prospects, Possibilities, Pitfalls

WASHINGTON, DC (September 23, 2013) - An unexpectedly large victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel and the CDU/CSU, a disaster for her FDP coalition partners, and disappointment for the SPD, the Greens, the Left Party and the upstart Alternative for Germany (AfD). That was the surprising background of “The 2013 German Election Debrief: Prospects, Possibilities, Pitfalls”, the Bertelsmann...

Sep 23 2013

2013 CEPI Fellows Conclude Washington, DC Briefings

WASHINGTON, DC (August 31, 2013) – Twenty staffers from the US Congress and the European Parliament have completed a four-day series of seminars designed to forge closer links on high-priority issues between the two legislative bodies. The staffers formed the fourth class of fellows of the Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI), which tackles issues in the legislative cycles of...

Sep 4 2013

Looking Beyond the Political Gridlock in Washington and Economic Woe in Europe

5th annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times Conference explores options for “re-booting” the global economy

WASHINGTON, DC (April 18, 2013) - The US economy is back to form, but domestic political gridlock, volatile job numbers and shaky financial markets threaten to unravel the recent success story. On the other side of the Atlantic, the eurozone has overcome its...

Apr 19 2013

“Good Job, Buddy”

The Bertelsmann Foundation presents its Field Manual to Europe in Berlin and Brussels

BERLIN/BRUSSELS (February 1, 2013) - The American ambassador to Germany could not have been more direct in his praise. “Good job, buddy,” he said to Bertelsmann Foundation Transatlantic Relations Director Tyson Barker. Ambassador Philip Murphy was making the introductory remarks at a January...

Feb 6 2013

"Field Manual to Europe" Released

WASHINGTON, DC (January 18, 2013) – With a discussion featuring former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Congressman Vin Weber (R-MN), the Bertelsmann Foundation unveiled its trans-Atlantic strategy document for the second Obama administration on January 17 to an overflow crowd at Washington, DC’s Hay-Adams Hotel. Bertelsmann Foundation Executive Director Annette Heuser...

Jan 20 2013

2012 CEPI Fellows Convene in Washington

WASHINGTON, DC (September 3, 2012) - The Bertelsmann Foundation North America and the Bertelsmann Stiftung Brussels office brought together 20 US Congress and the European Parliament staffers for the second conference of the 2012 class of the Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI). The gathering took place 28 August – 1 September in...

Sep 5 2012

Berlin "Future Day": Dynamic Solutions to Global Challenges

WASHINGTON, DC/BERLIN (July 2, 2012) - The Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Bertelsmann Foundation, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, hosted the first in a series of “Future Days”, which serve as forums to debate and prepare for some of the biggest global challenges. This event in Berlin also marked the launch of the publication...

Jul 13 2012

2012 CEPI Fellows Convene in Brussels

WASHINGTON, DC/BRUSSELS (June 3, 2012) - The Bertelsmann Foundation and the Bertelsmann Stiftung Brussels office brought together 20 staffers from the US Congress and the European Parliament (EP) for the first meeting of the 2012 class of the Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI) fellows. The gathering took place May 29 – June 2 in Brussels.

Jun 3 2012

Making a Comeback: A Return to Jobs and Growth

WASHINGTON, DC (April 20, 2012) - The fourth annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times financial conference was held April 18-19, 2012 in Washington, DC. The event kicked off with an evening reception for more than 400 people at the US capital’s National Portrait Gallery. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde was the guest of honor and spoke to participants on the eve of the Fund’s...

Apr 20 2012

Making a Comeback: A Return to Jobs and Growth

WASHINGTON, DC (April 20, 2012) - The fourth annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times financial conference was held April 18-19, 2012 in Washington, DC. The event kicked off with an evening reception for more than 400 people at the US capital’s National Portrait Gallery. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde was the guest of honor and spoke to participants on the eve of the Fund’s...

Apr 20 2012

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Opens 4th Annual Bertelsmann Foundation – Financial Times Conference

WASHINGTON, DC (April 18, 2012) - International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde called for a "Washington moment", in which the global community can come together and commit to improving the world economy by sharing knowledge, understanding and best practices, in the opening speech of "Making a Comeback: A Return to Jobs & Growth", the Bertelsmann Foundation's fourth...

Apr 18 2012

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Opens 4th Annual Bertelsmann Foundation – Financial Times Conference

WASHINGTON, DC (April 18, 2012) - International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde called for a "Washington moment", in which the global community can come together and commit to improving the world economy by sharing knowledge, understanding and best practices, in the opening speech of "Making a Comeback: A Return to Jobs & Growth", the Bertelsmann Foundation's fourth...

Apr 18 2012

RT Interviews Tyson Barker on EU-US Summit; Eurozone Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC (November 28, 2011) – Bertelsmann Foundation Transatlantic Relations Director Tyson Barker was interviewed on RT's “The Alyona Show.” He spoke with host Alyona Minkovski about the day's EU-US summit and the ongoing eurozone crisis.

Nov 29 2011

What Is Germany Thinking?

WASHINGTON, DC (October 6, 2011) - “Germany is part of the solution, but also part of the problem.” So opened Bertelsmann Foundation Executive Director Annette Heuser in an October 6 discussion with the European Council on Foreign Relations’ Ulrike Guérot based on the recent publication that she co-edited, “What Does Germany Think About Europe?”

Oct 6 2011

The Turkish Weltanschauung

WASHINGTON, DC (September 24, 2011) - Turkey has been all over the headlines recently. The country’s relations with many of its neighbors – Syria, Israel, Iran and Cyprus – have soured in recent months. But on the economic front, everything continues to bloom. Turkey recent posted a growth rate that exceeded China’s.

Sep 24 2011

A New Role for UNFCCC

NEW YORK (September 21, 2011) - With the UN General Assembly in session, former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and former Irish President Mary Robinson participated 21 September in a Bertelsmann Foundation roundtable discussion on the UN’s new role leading the fight against climate change. The event marked the official launch of the recent Bertelsmann Stiftung report, “A New Role for UNFCCC:...

Sep 21 2011

9/11 - Ten Years Later

BERLIN (September 7, 2011) - The Bertelsmann Foundation hosted a discussion to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, DC. The event, entitled "Still With Us: The Global War on Terror Ten Years After 9/11", brought former US Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert and former US Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff to the...

Sep 7 2011

2011 CEPI Fellows Hit the Ground in Brussels

The Bertelsmann Foundation North America and the Bertelsmann Stiftung Brussels office brought together 20 US Congress and the European Parliament staffers for the first conference of the 2011 class of the Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI). The gathering took place 18-22 June in Brussels.

Jun 23 2011

Back To Work: Innovation, Investment and International Open Markets

The state of the world economy was again the focus of the Bertelsmann Foundation's largest annual event as 200 influential government representatives, business executives and representatives of the academic, think-tank and media communities gathered at the Newseum in Washington, DC to discuss options for spurring employment in a jobless economic recovery.

Apr 15 2011

Opportunities in Crisis 2: Defining new avenues of growth

Bertelsmann Foundation’s 2nd annual conference highlights need for global cooperation and solutions to financial crisis

The Bertelsmann Foundation again joined forces with its media partner, the Financial Times, to host a second annual conference. “Opportunities in Crisis 2: Defining new avenues of growth” was held April 22 at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

Apr 23 2010

The First 100 Days. Opportunities in Crisis: Empowering society in a time of economic turmoil

“The First 100 Days” Conference Examines Options for New Economic Growth

The Bertelsmann Foundation joined forces with its media partner, the Financial Times, to host “The First 100 Days. Opportunities in Crisis: Empowering society in a time of economic turmoil” on April 23 at Washington, DC’s Newseum. The conference, timed to coincide with US President Barack...

Apr 24 2009

The First 100 Days. Opportunities in Crisis: Empowering society in a time of economic turmoil

“The First 100 Days” Conference Examines Options for New Economic Growth

The Bertelsmann Foundation joined forces with its media partner, the Financial Times, to host “The First 100 Days. Opportunities in Crisis: Empowering society in a time of economic turmoil” on April 23 at Washington, DC’s Newseum. The conference, timed to coincide with US President Barack...

Apr 24 2009