The Transatlantic Divide
A relationship forged in two World Wars and cemented through a half-a-century-long ideological struggle now seems to be coming undone. From its view 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, remain seemingly unable to fill in the shoes of their departing partner; torn between their role as a regional powerhouse and their inability to project that potential 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 worrying sign of more troubled times ahead. 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 how that could affect the global constellation of power.
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: