The Merkel Regime – Germany After the Election

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger is the Foreign Editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany’s leading daily newspaper. Frankenberger will join CCFR a month after the 2017 German federal election. Will Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats come out victorious allowing Germany to fend off the rise of […]

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Episode 18: Britain, Brexit, and the U.S.

Guest: Ambassador Charles Ries  The United Kingdom is grappling with its vote to leave the European Union, the world’s most powerful international economic and political union. Ambassador Charles Ries, Vice President, International at the RAND Corporation, joined CCWA to discuss the future and stability of the European Union and the status of the vital transatlantic […]

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Episode 9: EU Ambassador David O’Sullivan

Guest: EU Ambassador David O’Sullivan  Whether it is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the historic nuclear deal with Iran, or climate change negotiations, the European Union and the United States are increasingly called upon to demonstrate global leadership. EU Ambassador David O’Sullivan joined us to discuss the future of Europe, current U.S.-EU relations, […]

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The Future of Europe: EU Ambassador to the U.S. David O’Sullivan

Whether it is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the historic nuclear deal with Iran, or climate change negotiations, the European Union and the United States are increasingly called upon to demonstrate global leadership. EU Ambassador David O’Sullivan will join us to discuss the future of Europe, current U.S.-EU relations, and the policy positions […]

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EU – U.S. Free Trade & The Future of World Trade

Cleveland Council on World Affairs, British Consulate-General and the European Union Delegation to the USA Presents: Together the EU and U.S. account for almost half of the world GDP and a third of global trade. The U.S. exports $500 billion each year to the EU, and an ambitious Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Challenges of the European Union in the 21st Century

The European Union (EU) is a politico-economic union of 28 member-states. Created after World War II to foster economic cooperation, the EU has delivered nearly half a century of peace, stability, and prosperity to its more than 500 million citizens. Currently, the EU is facing historic challenges –  Russia’s resurgence, the sovereign debt crisis and the […]

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The European Union and the United States in 2015 – A German Perspective on Political and Economic Challenges

As the European Union’s largest creditor country, Germany has gained a significant role within the EU, both politically and economically. Consul General Herbert Quelle will be discussing Germany’s leadership role in the European Union, and EU’s relations with the U.S. Herbert Quelle is currently Germany’s Consul General in Chicago in charge of the Midwest region. […]

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