Current German-American Relations

  • Ambassador James D. Bindenagel

In the light of the NSA scandal and controversy over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, talk of crisis in the transatlantic relationship has once again become fashionable. Yet challenges like the crisis in Ukraine, the rise of the Islamic State and the resurgence of nationalist sentiments around the world threaten the security of both Europe and the United States, but neither side can effectively tackle these matters by itself.

Against this background, Prof. Bindenagel’s speech points out the continuing relevance of the transatlantic relationship in the 21st century and outlines a strategic approach for renewing and intensifying this crucial partnership.

Ambassador (ret) J.D. Bindenagel is Henry Kissinger Professor for International Security and Governance at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University University of Bonn, Germany.

Organized by Carl-Benz-Gymnasium Ladenburg and German-American Institute Heidelberg.

Supported by Sparkasse Rhein Neckar Nord.



Admission is free.