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US-EU:
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

A relationship forged in two world wars and cemented through a half-a-century-long ideological struggle seems to be coming undone. From its views on multilateralism and climate change to a harder stance on international trade and security, the United States is breaking away from its policies of the past three decades to chart a new, more self-centred path. The European Union and its Member States, on the other hand, seem to remain unable to fill in the shoes of their departing partner; torn between their role as a regional hegemon and their inability to project that power onto the global stage. At Salient 2019, we will be taking a closer look at the state of the Transatlantic relationship by trying to determine whether the current turmoil amounts to nothing more than a passing phase or is perhaps a sign of things to come. We shall seek to uncover what economic, security as well as social and cultural implications a prolonged crisis could have for the two blocks and what influence that could have on global power dynamics. 

 
 
 

NEW 1 + 4 FORMAT

The Salient conference has always been about great content delivered in innovative ways. This year we are taking this approach a step further by introducing what we call a 1+4 format: one whole day dedicated to public discussions with experts, policy-makers and political representatives, followed by four days of crisis-driven MUN and MEU simulations. This way we hope to provide a more focused learning experience that will give our Delegates an opportunity to deepen their conceptual knowledge of the issues before testing it out in practice. 

 
 

SALIENT 2019 IS BEING ORGANISED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: