A Transatlantic View on Joe Biden’s First 100 Days

A conversation on the transatlantic partnership - and where it is heading

At the beginning of 2021, the world waited in anticipation for Joe Biden to be inaugurated the 46th President of the United States and the first woman Vice-President, Kamala Harris. As they approach their 100th day in office, what has changed for the transatlantic partnership?

The January 6th attack on the United States Capitol not only threatened the country’s core democratic institution but also shattered any visions of a unified or healed nation. Sworn in two weeks after, the Biden administration immediately reversed several of Trump’s legacies and began working on building back better. Less than two months in, more than 100 million vaccines have been administered and the historic 1.9 trillion dollar stimulus package, the American Rescue Plan, was enacted. As the United States address their domestic challenges, what is happening – and what comes next – for transatlantic relations? 

With the Biden-Harris administration approaching its 100th day in office, our panelists will analyze the current state of the transatlantic partnership. Additionally, they will take a closer look at how factors such as the ability to govern, national political trends, cities, and social movements will determine transatlantic relations for the years to come.


Join a digital debate on Thursday, 29 April, 6:00 PM CEST | 12:00 PM EST with:

  • Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director of the “Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship” and the “Future of Diplomacy Project” at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Muthoni Wambu Kraal, Partner at NEWCO Strategies and immediate past National Political and Organizing Director at the Democratic National Committee
  • Michael Werz, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Senior Fellow at the Stiftung Mercator 2020-2021


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This event will be part of the transatlantic dialogue New Urban Progress, a project on the future of cities in Germany and the United States.

Diego Rivas

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21 March 2021