The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It brings together leading experts working on the most pertinent issues facing Europe and transatlantic relations today.
Music by Sam Kyzivat and Breakmaster Cylinder
Production by Alistair Somerville, Laura Rodriguez and Simon Close
Design by Sarah Diebboll
Twitter and Instagram: @theeuropedesk
Social Sustainability in Transatlantic Cities
Dr. Anne Marie Brady, Program Officer and Fellow at GMF Cities, sat down with us to discuss how cities have and can better promote social sustainability on both sides of the Atlantic. In the episode, we take a deep dive into city-level responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, discuss the role of civic engagement, and look into the “Vibrant Neighborhoods Forum."
The EU Digital Markets Act
Dr. Andreas Schwab is a Member of the European Parliament and of the German CDU. He is also the rapporteur for the Digital Markets Act (DMA). In this episode, we delve into the DMA and its impact on regulating competition in the digital space.
In partnership with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington, DC.
Germany's Elections 2021: The Post-Merkel Political Landscape
Dr. Niko Switek joined us to discuss the outcomes of Germany's recent elections on September 26, 2021, and what the country can expect as it transitions to a post-Angela Merkel political environment.
The Europe Desk's Special Book Series: Extreme Reactions Radical Right Mobilization in Eastern Europe
Dr. Lenka Buštíková joined us for this bonus episode to discuss her new book, Extreme Reactions: Radical Right Mobilization in Eastern Europe.
The State of EU Defense
Max Bergmann, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, joined us to talk about the current state of the European Union's defense efforts. In this episode, we discuss the shifting U.S. approach to EU defense initiatives, the relationship between the EU and NATO, and the future of European strategic autonomy.
The EU’s Approach to Climate Change
Dr. Louise van Schaik, Head of Unit EU & Global Affairs at the Clingendael Institute, joined us to talk about how the EU approaches climate change as a policy issue. In this episode, we discuss EU policy documents, such as the European Green Deal and the “Climate Change and Defence Roadmap,” to better understand how the EU addresses the climate change and security nexus.