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 covers a wide array of timely topics from foreign policy to domestic issues. The webinars are hosted by Non-Resident Fellow Deborah McCarthy or Non-Resident Fellow Leo Michel.


23 January 2024: Doug Lute, General and former US Ambassador to NATO and Deborah McCarthy, Ambassador, Non-Resident Fellow, FIIA: “From VIlnius to Washington DC:  NATO Summits and the Future of Ukraine”



27 November 2023: Eleanor Klibanoff, Maria Lindén: Political and social polarization in the United States: A view from Texas”

27 October 2023: Jessica Batke, Senior Editor, ChinaFile: China’s “surveillance state”: How China uses technology to enable social control”

23 May 2023: Matthew P. Goodman, Senior Vice President for Economics, Center for Strategic & International Studies CSIS: “Managing Competition with China: US and European Perspectives”

28 April 2023: Dr Jeffrey McCausland, CEO, Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy: “US military assistance to Ukraine: The backstory”

18 April 2023: Joanna Schwartz, Professor of Law, University of California: “Policing in America: Legal reforms are needed to address racial discrimination, unlawful arrest and excessive force”

13 February 2023: Eric Edelman, Ambassador (ret.): “NATO Enlargement, Turkey and the United States”


13 April 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 April 2022 Frederick ”Ben” Hodges, LtGen (retired), Former Commander US Army Europe: ”The War in Ukraine and the Transatlantic Alliance”.

18 November 2022: Frank Klotz, Lieutenant General US Air Force (Retired), Adjunct Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation & Alexandra Evans, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation: “The US Nuclear Posture Review and its Implications for European Security”

14 December 2022 William Taylor, Ambassador (retired): “Russia’s War on Ukraine and U.S. Policy”


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

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

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

25 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”.

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

14 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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Lindén (os. Annala), Maria (2022). Trumpismin aikakausi voi jatkua vielä pitkään. In Lenita Toivakka ed(s): Yhdysvallat. Maakatsaus.. Helsinki: Keskuskauppakamari. 19-20.