The Brookings Institution hosts a discussion entitled, “Visions of Europe in an Election Year” as part of their 2012 Center on the United States and Europe Annual Conference.
U.S. Dept. of State Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon delivered the keynote address on President Obama's record in Europe so far. In remarks, he reinforced the strong U.S.-Europe relationship that exists. Gordon said the two nations have never been more strategically aligned and this is in the best interest for both.
Following his speech, two panel discussions examined "European Visions of the Crisis" and "Differing American Visions of Europe."
Participants included: "Le Monde" Editorial Director Sylvie Kauffman, "Die Zeit" Washington Bureau Chief Martin Klingst, "The Economist" Europe Editor John Peet and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker.