25 November 2016

WORKSHOP: Brave new world? What Trump and Brexit mean for European foreign policy

Location Hertie School of Governance, Forum B, Friedrichstraße 180, 10117 Berlin
Beginning 8.30  Ending 10

8:30 – 10:00 am

The UK’s EU referendum and the US presidential election were two of the biggest weathervanes of Western politics in 2016. Both registered clear signs of opposition to established elites and policies, signs also seen in other countries across the Western world. They hint at a Europe and USA headed towards more inward looking and isolationist outlooks. This panel will discuss what the future is for a common European foreign policy agenda in such a world. Can Europe and the USA find common cause in solving their international and domestic problems, or will they drive each other apart?


Helmut K. Anheier, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin


Tim Oliver, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Introductory statements

Cathryn Clüver, Future of Diplomacy Project and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Boston

Xenia Wickett, US and the Americas Programme and Dean, The Queen Elizabeth II Academy, Chatham House, London


Sebastian Groth, Policy Planning Staff, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin


Breakfast will be served during the event.

Participation to this event is by invitation only. However, if you wish to attend this discussion, please get in touch via e-mail (dahrendorf-project@hertie-school.org)