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
A European Perspective on the US Election
Peter Wittig, former Ambassador to the US and UN and current Fisher Family Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, joined us to share a European perspective on US elections, both past and present, and discuss what the results of the 2020 US election may mean for the future of the transatlantic relationship.
Spotlight on the Western Balkans
Majda Ruge, Senior Policy Fellow with the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, sat down with The Europe Desk to discuss the present situation in the Western Balkans, particularly Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo.
The View from Oz: Exploring Australian-EU Relations
Justin Brown, Ambassador of Australia to the EU, NATO, Belgium and Luxembourg joined us to discuss Australia's relationship with the EU, and how it has evolved.
Black Lives Matter in Europe: History and Present Realities
Remi Adekoya, doctor of political economy at the University of York, joined us to discuss the history of race and racism in Europe, how these issues are discussed, particularly in the UK and Poland, and the role they are playing in our present.
Democracy in Decay: The EU's Authoritarian Challenge
Daniel Keleman, professor of Political Science and Law and the Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics at Rutgers University, joined us to discuss authoritarianism in the EU.
The Future of Belarus
Katsiaryna Shmatsina, a political analyst at the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies and a Rethink. CEE fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, joined The Europe Desk for a live event with European Horizons Georgetown on the situation in Belarus and what it means for the country's future.