Inputs – Statements

  • Daniel S. Hamilton, Keynote, © Peter Ramspacher

    The United States and Central Europe: Looking to the Future Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan Dr. Daniel S. Hamilton Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor Johns Hopkins University SAIS May 2017 Thank you for the gracious introduction and the opportunity to join you today at the Pfingstdialog. I would like to thank our

  • Peter Rosegger

    The vigour of Catholicism is rooted in the link between breadth and depth. This makes it the antithesis of all forms of populism and extremism. The church is tasked with helping to shape society positively, outside the sacristy too. In this it will only succeed if it resists the temptation of any hermetic truncation and

  • Roberta Maierhofer

    We cannot understand America without Europe and vice versa. Both continents serve one another as surfaces for cultural projection and demarcation. From the European perspective, America presents both an attractive landscape and a critical point of reference. For European specialists in American studies, the “Americanness” and “Europeanness” both of America and of Europe are therefore

  • Christoph Bezemek

    The plurality of European States and the US seem very much alike as far as their respective understandings of legitimacy, democratic participation and the relationship between state and individual are concerned. And yet, specifically assessing the role of the state in effectuating the fundamental rights of the individual, it is questionable whether and to what

  • John L. Allen

    John L. Allen Jr. is the editor of Crux, an independent news agency covering the Vatican and the Catholic Church. He’s also the Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN and author of ten books on Catholic affairs. He’ll address the political and diplomatic role of the Vatican under Pope Francis, who’s proven to be one of

  • Barbara Eibinger-Miedl

    Europe and the USA share common values like democracy, human rights and the economic, political and personal freedom of their citizens. So both should shape the future together and thereby stand as exemplars for other parts of the world. Relations between Europe and the USA have been and will regularly be tested. The requirement is

  • Manfred Prisching

    Actually we were thinking that, following the events of the 20th century, democratic awareness in Europe had become stable and dependable; that following the 90s and after the end of the Cold War, democracy had prevailed worldwide; that the expansion of the European Union would be perceived as a success story in the long term;

  • Martin Rauchbauer

    Silicon Valley in California is not merely the most important area for Innovation In the world. The region is also a symbol for the digital revolution, which emerged from here to triumph throughout the world, albeit also to present enormous challenges to Europe. The scale of the effects of digitalization and automation of entire branches

  • Klement Tockner

    Internationalism, competition driven by quality, a thematic and regional focus and an emphatically research-friendly „culture“ are fundamental prerequisites for recruiting the best, most creative people. We must measure up to this competition, now more than ever a worldwide phenomenon, if it is our wish to remain in a knowledge-based society and become innovation leaders.

  • Alexander Tessmar Pfohl

    The result of the 2016 presidential election took many by surprise. As declared during the campaign, the 45th President, Donald Trump, is set on a clear reversal of policies, compared with his predecessor, in areas such as trade, foreign policy and, not least, climate policy. The United States will continue to be an important partner

  • Eva Nowotny

    Over recent months, international relations have seen changes that could scarcely be more dramatic. Many of the parameters, by which the global system was able to orient itself over recent decades, have suddenly been put in question or quite openly attacked and rejected. This applies to democracy in itself and its foundations on human rights,

  • Helen Todd

    We are social human beings, and a connected world is a better world. Globalization drives economic opportunity, now from the palms of our hands. Social networks impact individual buyer behavior to empowering millions of people to march. However, 4 billion people can’t currently log online. This has to change. The internet reflects what we think, speak, and

  • Edward Rhodes

    In both Europe and America, the benefits associated with the information technology revolution and economic globalization have been felt unevenly, prompting populist reactions against the institutions and policies associated with the globalized, post-modern economy. The task facing nations on both sides of the Atlantic is to work together in addressing the legitimate complaints associated with

  • Christopher Drexler © Teresa Rothwangl

    Subjecting the relationship between Europe and the USA, along with transatlantic relations overall, to current, interdisciplinary appraisal and critical discussion was, around one and a half years ago, the basic idea for the direction of the 2017 Whitsun Dialogue. So this was at a time when neither Donald Trump nor Brexit were burdening our imaginations.

  • Matthew Karnitschnig

    How Donald Trump could save Europe. Barely a week passes without another taunt from Washington in Europe’s direction. NATO is “obsolete,” the EU is a failure and Germany needs to start buying more American cars. Is the transatlantic relationship about to collapse? In a word — no. Despite recent tensions, the two spheres have never

  • Stephan A. Hubler

    The Marshall Plan was the cornerstone of a transatlantic economic relationship that has continued to expand. Today, there is more than $1 trillion each year in US-EU trade and investment, which sustains 7 million jobs here and in the U.S. Our economic well-being could not be more deeply entwined.

  • Eugene Young

    If the 70-year legacy of the Marshall Plan, perhaps the most ambitious reconstruction effort in history, teaches us one thing, it is that there is no challenge that we cannot overcome though focused international cooperation. The United States is committed to promoting global prosperity by continuing to support and facilitate such cooperation with Austria and

  • Michael G. Plummer

    Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and the New US Administration: Risks and Opportunities for Europe For the past half century, trade has made substantial contributions to development in many economies, making a vibrant trading system a global priority. Yet world trade growth is now decelerating, while the complex challenges of today’s trading environment and divergences across World

  • Michaela Hönicke-Moore

    The European Recovery Program (ERP) had its origins in American Cold War policy and at the same time lay at the heart of what has aptly been called empire by invitation, the Europeans’ urgent request that the United States assume a leading role in the postwar reconstruction and integration of Western Europe. Together with an

  • Hannelore Veith

    Europe-USA: it hasn’t been this exciting for a long time. People in Europe have more or less recovered from the initial shock – now it’s time to put collaboration with the new US president on a new basis. But what does Donald Trump really want? Should one take his statements on Europe seriously or even

  • Barbara Ratzenböck

    In my research work I got to know America as an open scientific landscape. What impressed me particularly was the extent to which the effective communication of knowledge was valued. The ability to communicate results concisely whilst, at the same time, leaving nothing important out, is seen as a component of research skill that is

  • Wolfgang Petritsch

    The Marshall Plan was a unique political initiative in historical terms: instead of reparation and separatism, it was founded on generosity and trade. In this manner it strengthened western democracy and common values. Seventy years after its enactment, its principles and ideas are more relevant than ever.

  • Josef Mantl

    For a long time the role in the world of America and Europe together was to represent and indeed demand the values of the French Revolution and human rights with respect to the rest of the world. Yet the latest developments on both sides of the Atlantic have confronted us with the obligation vehemently to

  • Roberta Maierhofer

    We cannot understand America without Europe and vice versa. Both continents serve one another as surfaces for cultural projection and demarcation. From the European perspective, America presents both an attractive landscape and a critical point of reference. For European specialists in American studies, the “Americanness” and “Europeanness” both of America and of Europe are therefore

  • Robert Holzmann

    Europe and the USA are more closely aligned on most topics than would be suggested by current widespread anxiety, but together ever more distant from developments in the world than most people perceive them to be. The great challenges – ageing of the population, asymmetric fertility trends and migration, sustainable globalisation and a clean environment

  • Elisabeth Hödl

    Big Data, Facebook & Bitcoins: on the cultural evolution of digitalization The massive growth in digital data and their use have led to fundamental change on world markets. The socio-economic transformation of working and living environments has long been apparent. Ever more processes are being automated and data analyses harnessed to make production more efficient.

  • Daniel Hamilton

    Brexit, Trump and other Curiosities: The State of Transatlantic Relations Today Britain‘s decision to quit the EU and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president have rocked the very foundation of the transatlantic partnership at a time when the EU and its member states are besieged by challenges ranging from terrorism and refugee streams

  • Michael Friedl

    The relationship between the two largest economies in the world, the US and the EU, is somehow challenged. This can be a wake-up call for Europe and reason enough to look at the ties we have always taken for granted, re-evaluate them and maybe find a new role for Europe on the global stage. With

  • Franz Stefan Gady

    America is undisputedly the greatest military power in the world. This will not change under President Donald Trump either. Yet America’s strength is only partially down to its statistical superiority and dominance in terms of military technology. Allies of the USA in Asia and Europe are equally important foundations for American security policy. But a

  • Marc R. Pacheco

    Creating Opportunity in a Disruptive Political Landscape The European Union and the United States have a special, vital relationship that should not be neglected. Our shared priorities include the promotion of democracy, the expansion of trade and our economies, the fight against climate change, the fortification of our security and bilateral prosperity as a whole.

  • Jeff MacLaughlin

    Remarks on Transatlantic Relations The relationship between the USA and the EU (or separate European countries) has varied depending upon more factors than one can name. Progress for one sometimes came at a cost to the other, sometimes they work together, sometimes against each other, sometimes one helps the other when they are down…and sometimes

  • Bernhard Kettemann

    Remarks on Transatlantic Relations The relationship between the EU and the US has had a long and difficult history from the beginning. For example, Austria took 62 years to establish diplomatic contacts with the US in 1838. On the other hand, there are examples of great generosity and valued humanity like, after WW2, the Marshall

  • Fritz Fekete

    The era of globalization has deeply affected the labour union movement and workers across both the United States and Europe. Pension, benefits and wages have become stagnant and are under pressure on both sides of the Atlantic. In the past several years, a rise in populism and nationalism has emerged as a result of this economic