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Tuesday, 20. February 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Save in my calendar


Trump 2.0: How should the EU approach an isolationist America?

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The 2024 US presidential election will be closely watched. After all, the potential return of Donald Trump to the White House would have a significant effect on Europe’s security dynamics with profound implications for the European Union. This is raising some uncomfortable questions.

A new policy brief by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), commissioned by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union, explores how European transatlanticists should approach such a scenario.

This online discussion will address the following questions:

  • How would a Trump 2.0 administration differ from the first and what would the implications be for Europe?
  • How could the EU strategically engage with a more isolationist administration, particularly in the context of the NATO alliance and war in Ukraine?
  • In the face of a changing transatlantic landscape, how can the EU assert itself as a proactive player in international relations and contribute to global security efforts?


Opening remarks by Jan Philipp Albrecht, President, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Discussion with:

  • Max Bergmann, Director of the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic & International studies (CSIS), author of the policy brief
  • Jana Puglierin, Head and Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Berlin
  • Steven Everts, Director, EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Moderator: Teresa Eder, Program Director Foreign & Security Policy, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington, DC

Discussion and Q&A


For any further question, please contact Louise Mollenhauer.

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung Brussels - European Union
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