Promoting Transatlantic Relations
Reinforcing ties between Europe and the U.S.
AJC has long played an active role in promoting the special bond between Europe and the U.S.
When TAI was founded in 2004, it also sought to address the rifts that the Iraq War left on this vital relationship, as well as on relations between certain European countries. Today, we continue to foster dialogue across the Atlantic on issues of mutual concern.
Bringing Young European Diplomats to the AJC Global Forum
Every year TAI brings a select group of young EU officials and European diplomats as delegates to AJC’s flagship event, the AJC Global Forum in Washington, D.C. They experience the AJC Global Forum through a program specifically tailored to their needs and interests. Among other exclusive meetings, delegates participate in discussions with members of Congress and key congressional staff on Capitol Hill. These experiences and networking opportunities are designed to strengthen the transatlantic bond and build lasting personal relationships.
Bringing the Beltway to Brussels
TAI frequently hosts key U.S. foreign policy experts and professionals for public events and high-level consultations with EU leaders and ambassadors, meeting the ever-growing demand in Europe’s capital for insights into the foreign policy debate in Washington, D.C.
The Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon Series
Over the past decade, TAI has intensified AJC’s already strong cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Democracy (FNF), a liberal German think tank. At their triannual Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon, TAI and FNF present panel discussions on topical transatlantic issues ranging from trade policy to counterterrorism efforts. The series, held in Brussels, has featured such prominent speakers as EU counterterrorism expert Gilles de Kerchove, NATO’s Head of Strategic Analysis Capability Dr. Stefanie Babst, numerous members of the European Parliament, and the U.S. and German ambassadors to NATO.