Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative Fellows in Berlin

Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative Fellows in Berlin

In autumn of 2017, the Robert Bosch Academy established a new fellowship in Berlin as part of the Brookings - Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative (BBTI). Designed as a collaboration between the Robert Bosch Stiftung and The Brookings Institution, the initiative aims to build up and expand resilient networks and transatlantic activities by analyzing and working on issues concerning transatlantic relations and social cohesion in Europe and the United States. The residencies of the Fellows at the Robert Bosch Academy constitute an integral part of the BBTI.

First BBTI Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy: Ted Piccone

The first Fellow Ted Piccone spent a working stay from October 2017 until February 2018 at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin.

Ted Piccone is a senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy and Latin America Initiative in the Foreign Policy program at The Brookings Institution. He previously served as the acting vice president and director from 2013 to 2014 and deputy director from 2008 to 2013 of the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. Ted Piccone served eight years as a senior foreign policy advisor in the Clinton administration, including on the National Security Council staff, at the State Department's Office of Policy Planning and the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.

As a Fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy, Ted Piccone met 55 decision makers and experts from politics, civil society and science and discussed questions on transatlantic cooperation and the promotion of global democracy and human rights. In public events in several German cities, he introduced new perspectives on the future of liberal democracy and transatlantic relations to the current discourse. Through joint activities with other Fellows, he became part of the growing interdisciplinary and multilateral network of the Robert Bosch Academy.

New BBTI Fellow arriving in autumn 2018

In autumn of 2018, the Robert Bosch Academy welcomes its second BBTI Fellow William A. Galston, who holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program. He is the author of numerous books on political theory, public policy, and American politics. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Assistant to President Clinton for domestic policy. Furthermore, he has been an advisor to six U.S. presidential campaigns.