Leaders around the world have been forced to grapple with a series of unfamiliar threats to domestic and international stability. From the COVID-19 pandemic to right-wing populism and escalating state-sponsored and rogue cyberattacks, the need for effective leadership at this moment is critical. This can only be achieved through international exchange, idea-sharing, and learning from prior successes and failures of transatlantic leadership. Through research, polling, and our transatlantic legislative exchange program, the Bertelsmann Foundation Fellowship (BFF), we seek to foster stronger transatlantic ties through a deeper mutual understanding.
The Bertelsmann Foundation and Aspen Institute are pleased to announce the premiere of Season Two of their Leadership in Action series, with three new episodes featuring firsthand animated accounts of crises spanning Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
The Bertelsmann Foundation Fellowship (BFF), formerly known as the Congressional European Parliamentary Initiative (CEPI), facilitates the exchange of ideas and experiences among senior staff of the German Bundestag and European Parliament, elected U.S. state legislators, and select private sector individuals. It provides participants with exposure to legislative processes, policy formulation, and political and institutional challenges in the United States and Europe.
In Summer 2022, the Bertelsmann Foundation will host its first annual Summer Enrichment Series. During the months of June, July, and August, selected students and recent graduates will be invited to attend a complementary, in-person dinner each month at its office in Washington, DC. Students and recent graduates will have the opportunity to network and engage in fruitful discussions with members of the transatlantic community and learn about ongoing projects at the Bertelsmann Foundation.