A new format for bilateral cooperation
On her final official visit to the U.S: as Chancellor in July of 2021, Angela Merkel and President Joe Biden signed a joint declaration affirming "their commitment to close bilateral cooperation in promoting peace, security, and prosperity around the world." The declaration also included a commitment to create a new bilateral forum to enable Germany and the U.S. to utilize their combined expertise and innovative power to help shape the global future.
Defending democracy in a digital world
The first U.S. - German Futures forum took place on November 03-04, 2022 in Münster, Germany. A diverse group of academics, technologists, experts from non-governmental and civil society organization, as well as members of the diplomatic corps were gathered to brainstorm policy proposals under the theme of "The Future of Democracy in a Digital World".
HMKW Digital Journalism Master Students had the opportunity to observe and report on the proceedings. The texts, social media coverage, audio, and video content they produced is collected here.
Alejandro Sandoval Bertin
Prof. Dr. Markus Ziener
Dipl.-Pol. Jost Listemann
Special Thanks to:
US Embassy Berlin
The Bertelsmann Stiftung
German Federal Foreign Office
The first ever US-German Futures Forum was held in Münster, Germany, from November 03-04 2022. In cooperation with the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the U.S. Embassy Berlin, and the German Federal Foreign Office, HMKW Berlin students had the opportunity to cover the event. The conference, which brought together experts from civil society, technology and politics across the Atlantic, aimed to explore opportunities and challenges for developing better transatlantic relationships. In this video, we're bringing you the highlights of the US-German Futures Forum conference.
This podcast dives deep: What did the audience make of this very first U.S. - German Futures Forum? While in Münster, Egle Budreviciute, Reuben Holt and Walter Bruce looked at the organizer's aim and agenda and put it to the test by asking participants about their experiences in the workshops and during coffee breaks.
Podcast hosts Reuben Holt, Walter Bruce, and Egle Budreviciute
This podcast touches on the two issues the inaugural conference carried in its mission : "The future of democracy in a digital world“ and "U.S. - German relations", as the foundation of the new format. How does it all go together?
"Rekindling the relationship" by Merve Kambur and Olivia Beigh is an inside look on the U.S. German Futures Forum, and what was at stake.
The HMKW-Podcast team put its fingers on what has been said on stage - and off.
Podcast hosts Merve Kambur and Olivia Beigh
Behind the scenes at the U.S. - German Futures Forum
In this "Behind The Scenes" video, we take you inside the US-German Futures Forum conference that took place in Münster on the 2nd-3rd of November 2022. We were able to capture footage of all the keynotes, panel discussions and networking events that took place. Students from HMKW Berlin share their experience and everything they will take with them after the conference.