Transatlantic Currents - webinar series

Transatlantic Currents is a monthly webinar series hosted by FIIA featuring American experts of political science and international relations. The series will cover a wide array of timely topics from foreign policy to domestic issues. The webinars will be hosted by Ambassador Deborah McCarthy or Senior Research Fellow Leo Michel from the Institute for National Strategic Studies.


13.04.2022 Nicole Austin-Hillery, President & CEO, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF): ”’Good trouble’: advancing voter rights protections, rule-of-law, and police reform in the United States”.

25.4.2022 Frederick ”Ben” Hodges, LtGen (retired), Former Commander US Army Europe: ”The War in Ukraine and the Transatlantic Alliance”.


25th of January 2021 Christopher Painter: “Transatlantic relations and the Question of Cybersecurity”.

29th of March 2021 General Philip Breedlove: “Transatlantic defense and security challenges”.

26th of April 2021 Ambassador (ret.) Daniel Fried: “Russia, Sanctions and the Transatlantic Relationship”.

25th of May 2021 Coreen Farris, Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND and Adelaide Kahn, Director of Programs and Policy, Protect Our Defenders: “Sexual assault in the US Military: Momentum builds for a stronger policy and military justice response”.

23rd of June 2021 Ambassador (ret.) John F. Tefft:”The Way Ahead after Biden-Putin Summit”. 

14th of October 2021 Visiting Professor David Barno, SAIS: “Reflections on Afghanistan and US civil-military relations”. 


The first webinar was on the 3rd of September with Kathleen Doherty, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and James Carafano, Heritage foundation. The title for that webinar was “Future of American foreign and security policy”.

The second webinar was on the 5th of October with Yurij Rudensky, Brennan Center for Justice. The title for the webinar was “The struggle to ensure every eligible American can vote: a view from the front lines”.

The third webinar was on the 24th of November with Steven Pifer from Stanford University, the title for the webinar is “Unfinished business: Next steps on US-Russia arms control”

The webinars in this series is available at the FIIA youtube channel.

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Sinkkonen, Ville (2022). Kiinalinssien läpi. Ulkopolitiikka, 59 (1):42-45.