Challenges and Choices

June 6, 2016

As the American voters evaluate their choice for the White House on November 8, the debates over economic and foreign policy issues in the U.S. all through the campaign toward Election Day will reverberate well beyond the United States.

AGI and Deutsche Börse are pleased to present a special forum to examine key issues at stake for the U.S. and Germany.  We will analyze how the following issues are reflected in those debates:

  • U.S. expectations of Germany and Europe
  • Expectations by Germany and Europe for the next President
  • Chief economic challenges ahead on either side of the Atlantic
  • Foreign policy priorities that should be framed around commitments and capabilities in dealing with both threats and opportunities
  • Anticipated changes in foreign policy with a new American President
  • Areas of cooperation and conflict across the Atlantic in dealing with regional and global crises

Please note: Luncheon begins at 12:00 pm followed by the Symposium at 12:45. Please indicate in your registration whether you will attend the luncheon.


Peer Steinbrück, Member of Parliament, Chairman of the German-American Parliamentary Group, Former Federal Minister of Finance


Jacques Brand, Former CEO, Deutsche Bank Americas

Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank

Dr. Karen Donfried, President of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S.

Richard Fisher, former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, former German Ambassador to the U.S.

Jackson Janes, President of AGI

Carsten Kengeter, CEO, Deutsche Börse AG

Carlo Koelzer, Global Head of FX, Deutsche Börse Group and Group CEO 360T

Ambassador John Kornblum, Senior Councillor, Noerr LLP; Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany

Eugene Ludwig, Founder and CEO, Promontory Financial Group

Dr. Andreas Nick, Member of the German Parliament (CDU)

Alexander Privitera, Senior Fellow, AGI and Executive Director, European Institute

Julianne Smith, Senior Fellow and Director of the Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security

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Please Note: Space is limited and advance registration is required. Participants are requested to bring their passport to the event. Registration for this event is now closed. Contact Ms. Elizabeth Caruth at with any questions.

This year’s Symposium Sponsors


Deutsche Börse AG

Börsenplatz 4 Frankfurt 60313 Germany

Deutsche Börse AG
Börsenplatz 4
Frankfurt 60313