From 9 – 14 October, participants of the second Atlantic Expedition joined a trip to Chicago and Houston during which they had the opportunity to discuss their ideas and proposals with a variety of stakeholders from politics, business, academia, media and civil society. The diverse selection of meeting partners allowed for a variety of feedback and input, examining the transatlantic debate and especially the modernization of transatlantic relations from various viewpoints and providing valuable feedback to the respective working groups.
Our meeting partners in Chicago and Houston included representatives from the Goethe-Institut Chicago, the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, ONE Northside, the German-American Chamber of Commerce Midwest, the Chicago Tribune, Houston Public Media, the Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association, the Mayor’s Office of Trade & International Affairs of the City of Houston, the Houston Police Department, the Houston Young Republicans, Rice University and the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Houston.
To follow the Expedition to Chicago and Houston step-by-step, get some visual impressions of the trip, and receive background information on our meetings with the above mentioned organizations, feel free to click through our online photo story. Follow us on facebook and twitter (#AtlanticExpedition) for further insights and spotlights from the trip.
What’s next? Over the coming days, some of our fellows will share their insights and learnings from the Expedition to Chicago and Houston and we will publish the second Atlantic Memo entitled “Atlantic Expedition II: Towards a More Inclusive Transatlantic Partnership”, which encompasses recommendations developed by participants of the second Atlantic Expedition before, during and after our joint excursion to the United States.