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Andrew Sola explores the past, present, and future of relations between Europe and the United States with scholars, artists, authors, politicians, journalists, and business leaders. Based at the Amerikazentrum in Hamburg, the Trans-Atlanticist provides you with insights from the thought leaders who are shaping the trans-Atlantic relationship every single day.

Latest Episodes

Episode 16: Germany's Presidency of the European Council

In this episode, Andrew Sola and Guenter Danner discuss Germany’s current six-month Presidency of the European Council. They discuss the history of the institution, Germany’s goals, Europe’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the problem of subsidiarity in the EU, and the ongoing immigration and debt crises. Lastly, they imagine what a successful presidential term would look like six months from now.

69 minJUL 17
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Episode 16: Germany's Presidency of the European Council

Episode 15: Britain, the EU and the US in 2020 with Dr. Danner

Dr. Danner, our expert on the EU, looks ahead to 2020 and discusses the likely course of Brexit, including the likelihood of Scottish independence and the prospects of an EU trade deal. Also, we discuss EU priorities for 2020 before analyzing the coming US presidential election and the Democratic primaries.

62 minJAN 7
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Episode 15: Britain, the EU and the US in 2020 with Dr. Danner

S02 EP02: Analyzing the Results of the EU Elections: Consequences for Europe

Dr. Günter Danner, our expert on the EU, discusses the results of the EU parliamentary elections at the end of May, the formation of different political blocks within parliament, and the priorities for the EU over the next five years. Lastly, he comments on the most important developments in the EU over the last thirty years and forecasts some challenges and opportunities we might be seeing in the next thirty years.

60 min2019 JUL 1
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S02 EP02: Analyzing the Results of the EU Elections: Consequences for Europe

S02 EP01 Michele Obama and FLOTUS Studies with Dr. Stefanie Schäfer

Dr. Stefanie Schäfer discusses the cultural history of the “first family,” the concept of civil religion in the US, the development of the academic specialty of First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) studies, the significance of the Obama presidency for race relations and identity politics, as well as the cultural impact of Michele Obama’s new autobiography, Becoming.

57 min2019 APR 14
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S02 EP01 Michele Obama and FLOTUS Studies with Dr. Stefanie Schäfer

S01 EP 12 Explaining Trump's Economic Policies with Prof. Felbermayr

Renowned economist and expert on international trade, Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr explains President Trump’s economic policies. Topics include the Trump tax cuts, US-EU trade imbalances, Nordstream2, energy security, and Iran sanctions, as well as forecasts about the future of the US economy.

26 min2018 NOV 16
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S01 EP 12 Explaining Trump's Economic Policies with Prof. Felbermayr

S01 EP 11 The US Mid-Term Elections: The View from Germany with Prof. Bierling

On November 6, Americans went to polling places across the US to cast their votes in the mid-term elections. Prof. Bierling, a leading expert in transatlantic relations, discusses the election results and the consequences for the United States, Germany, and transatlantic relations in general.

26 min2018 NOV 8
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S01 EP 11 The US Mid-Term Elections: The View from Germany with Prof. Bierling

S01 EP 10 The Prague Spring after 50 Years with Dr. Thomas Murphy

Fifty years after the Prague Spring, Dr. Thomas Murphy discusses his new book Czechoslovakia Behind the Curtain: Life, Work, and Culture in the Communist Era. Dr. Murphy and host Andrew Sola explore the history of Czechoslovakia, the events that led to the Prague Spring, the Soviet-led invasion of 1968, and the lives of ordinary people under communist rule. The episode ends with a discussion of recent political developments in central Europe.

62 min2018 AUG 29
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S01 EP 10 The Prague Spring after 50 Years with Dr. Thomas Murphy

S01 EP 09 Introduction to Ecocritism with Dr. Phillips

Dr. Alexander Phillips and Dr. Andrew Sola chart the history of ecological thinking and the origins of ecocriticism as a scholarly discipline and then discuss the importance of the environment in the works of German authors Wilhelm Raabe and Adalbert Stifter. The episode ends by assessing the importance of ecocriticism in the present.

62 min2018 JUL 12
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S01 EP 09 Introduction to Ecocritism with Dr. Phillips

S01 EP 08 This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner

In the June episode of “This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner,” Andrew Sola and EU insider Guenter Danner discuss Europe’s immigration and refugee crisis, the Latvian banking scandals, and the end of the Greek bailout.

46 min2018 JUN 29
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S01 EP 08 This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner

S01 EP 07 This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner

In the April 2018 edition of “This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner,” Andrew Sola and EU insider Guenter Danner discuss the elections in Hungary, the state of the Greek economy at the end of the bailout, and China’s influence on the EU.

--2018 MAY 4
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S01 EP 07 This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner

Latest Episodes

Episode 16: Germany's Presidency of the European Council

In this episode, Andrew Sola and Guenter Danner discuss Germany’s current six-month Presidency of the European Council. They discuss the history of the institution, Germany’s goals, Europe’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the problem of subsidiarity in the EU, and the ongoing immigration and debt crises. Lastly, they imagine what a successful presidential term would look like six months from now.

69 minJUL 17
Comments
Episode 16: Germany's Presidency of the European Council

Episode 15: Britain, the EU and the US in 2020 with Dr. Danner

Dr. Danner, our expert on the EU, looks ahead to 2020 and discusses the likely course of Brexit, including the likelihood of Scottish independence and the prospects of an EU trade deal. Also, we discuss EU priorities for 2020 before analyzing the coming US presidential election and the Democratic primaries.

62 minJAN 7
Comments
Episode 15: Britain, the EU and the US in 2020 with Dr. Danner

S02 EP02: Analyzing the Results of the EU Elections: Consequences for Europe

Dr. Günter Danner, our expert on the EU, discusses the results of the EU parliamentary elections at the end of May, the formation of different political blocks within parliament, and the priorities for the EU over the next five years. Lastly, he comments on the most important developments in the EU over the last thirty years and forecasts some challenges and opportunities we might be seeing in the next thirty years.

60 min2019 JUL 1
Comments
S02 EP02: Analyzing the Results of the EU Elections: Consequences for Europe

S02 EP01 Michele Obama and FLOTUS Studies with Dr. Stefanie Schäfer

Dr. Stefanie Schäfer discusses the cultural history of the “first family,” the concept of civil religion in the US, the development of the academic specialty of First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) studies, the significance of the Obama presidency for race relations and identity politics, as well as the cultural impact of Michele Obama’s new autobiography, Becoming.

57 min2019 APR 14
Comments
S02 EP01 Michele Obama and FLOTUS Studies with Dr. Stefanie Schäfer

S01 EP 12 Explaining Trump's Economic Policies with Prof. Felbermayr

Renowned economist and expert on international trade, Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr explains President Trump’s economic policies. Topics include the Trump tax cuts, US-EU trade imbalances, Nordstream2, energy security, and Iran sanctions, as well as forecasts about the future of the US economy.

26 min2018 NOV 16
Comments
S01 EP 12 Explaining Trump's Economic Policies with Prof. Felbermayr

S01 EP 11 The US Mid-Term Elections: The View from Germany with Prof. Bierling

On November 6, Americans went to polling places across the US to cast their votes in the mid-term elections. Prof. Bierling, a leading expert in transatlantic relations, discusses the election results and the consequences for the United States, Germany, and transatlantic relations in general.

26 min2018 NOV 8
Comments
S01 EP 11 The US Mid-Term Elections: The View from Germany with Prof. Bierling

S01 EP 10 The Prague Spring after 50 Years with Dr. Thomas Murphy

Fifty years after the Prague Spring, Dr. Thomas Murphy discusses his new book Czechoslovakia Behind the Curtain: Life, Work, and Culture in the Communist Era. Dr. Murphy and host Andrew Sola explore the history of Czechoslovakia, the events that led to the Prague Spring, the Soviet-led invasion of 1968, and the lives of ordinary people under communist rule. The episode ends with a discussion of recent political developments in central Europe.

62 min2018 AUG 29
Comments
S01 EP 10 The Prague Spring after 50 Years with Dr. Thomas Murphy

S01 EP 09 Introduction to Ecocritism with Dr. Phillips

Dr. Alexander Phillips and Dr. Andrew Sola chart the history of ecological thinking and the origins of ecocriticism as a scholarly discipline and then discuss the importance of the environment in the works of German authors Wilhelm Raabe and Adalbert Stifter. The episode ends by assessing the importance of ecocriticism in the present.

62 min2018 JUL 12
Comments
S01 EP 09 Introduction to Ecocritism with Dr. Phillips

S01 EP 08 This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner

In the June episode of “This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner,” Andrew Sola and EU insider Guenter Danner discuss Europe’s immigration and refugee crisis, the Latvian banking scandals, and the end of the Greek bailout.

46 min2018 JUN 29
Comments
S01 EP 08 This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner

S01 EP 07 This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner

In the April 2018 edition of “This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner,” Andrew Sola and EU insider Guenter Danner discuss the elections in Hungary, the state of the Greek economy at the end of the bailout, and China’s influence on the EU.

--2018 MAY 4
Comments
S01 EP 07 This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner
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