Angela Merkel’s July 15 meeting with Joe Biden may mark her last trip to Washington as the Chancellor of Germany after more than a decade and a half in the position. With the Biden administration prioritizing the renewal of U.S. alliances and transatlantic collaboration, the U.S.-German relationship has never been more important. How will Biden and Merkel address the response to the covid-19 pandemic, the threat of climate change, and the promotion of international security based on shared democratic values?

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Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies, Center for European Policy Analysis

Benjamin Schmitt, Senior Fellow, Democratic Resilience, Center for European Policy Analysis; Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Senior Fellow and Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic Relations, Brookings Institution

Torrey Taussig, Research Director, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International AffairsJohn F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Moderated by:

James Lamond, Director, Democratic Resilience, Center for European Policy Analysis