Transatlantic Roundtable Budapest
The Common Sense Society co-hosted the fourth meeting of the Transatlantic Roundtable Series at Hotel Gellért in Budapest on July 9 and 10, 2015 sponsored by the Transatlantic Renewal Project, an initiative of the World Affairs Institute and Journal.
The Transatlantic Renewal Project is driven by the belief that the transatlantic partnership is fundamental to the protection and promotion of the West’s values and security, and a common concern that the relationship has frayed in the past decade and more. The goal of the project is to re-invigorate communication and cooperation between CEE and American foreign/defense policy and opinion makers.
The high-impact conference featured numerous international and Hungarian experts and high profile officials with the aim to revive ties between policy and opinion leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. The off-the-record discussions were focusing on challenges facing the transatlantic partnership, including extremism in Central-Eastern Europe, the Kremlin’s regional priorities, cleavages within the Visegrad countries, within Europe at large, with the United States, and how those might be overcome.