Home Alone? Europe and the Post-American Age

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, Potsdam, Germany


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09:00 – 16:15

Museum Barberini, Am Alten Markt, Potsdam

From 9:00    Registration of participants and guests


09:30 – 09:40

Welcome Speech
Dr. Dietmar Woidke, Minister President of Brandenburg                        


09:40 – 09:55

Sabine Wessels, Project Manager, M100 Sanssouci Colloquium

Presentation of the M100 Young European Journalists Workshop
Sophia Wellek
, Project Coordinator, M100 Sanssouci Colloquium


10:00 – 10:15
Opening Speech
John Kornblum, Political Commentator and former US Ambassador, Germany


10:15 – 11:45
SESSION I: The Remains of The West – The New Transatlantic Relationship

Moderation: Ali Aslan, TV Presenter and Journalist, Germany

Input 1: Prof. Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History and Italian Studies, New York University, USA
Input 2: Jan Techau, Director of the European Program and Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Germany


11:45 – 12:15    Coffee Break


12:15 – 13:45
SESSION II: A European Agenda For the Post-American Age

Moderation: Dr. Ursula Weidenfeld, Journalist, Columnist and Presenter, Germany

Input 1: Dr. Gabriel Richard-Molard, European Lawyer and Columnist, Belgium
Input 2: Edit Zgut, Foreign Policy Analyst, Political Capital, Hungary


13:45 – 14:45    Lunch


14:45 – 16:15
SESSION III: European Media Challenged: How to cope with Politics, Technology and the Fight for Trust

Moderation: Christoph Lanz, Head of Board, Thomson Media, Germany

Input 1: Dr. Alexandra Borchardt, Director Strategic Development, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, UK
Input 2: Dr. Christoph von Marschall, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Der Tagesspiegel, Germany


16:15 – 18:00     Break


18:00 – 19:30

Potsdam Museum, Am Alten Markt 9, Potsdam


18:00 – 18:05
Opening Speech
Jann Jakobs
, Lord Mayor, State Capital of Potsdam, Germany

18:05 – 18:30
Political Keynote Speech
Christian Lindner,
Federal Chairman, Free Democrats, Germany

18:30 – 18:45
Ines Pohl,
Editor-in-Chief, Deutsche Welle, Germany

18:45 – 19:00
Acceptance Speech
Deniz Yücel
, Turkey Correspondent, Die Welt, Germany


following: Reception with Flying Buffet and Drinks


For Participants, Guests of Honour, Supporters and Sponsors:

20:00 – 23:00

New Chambers, Maulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam