On 1 February 2019, Maria Elena SANDALLI, student of the Master in Transatlantic Affairs programme within the EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies department, participated as a student panelist in the 23rd Transatlantic Policy Symposium (TAPS), organized by the BMW Center for German and European Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
The Transatlantic Policy Symposium is an annual graduate student conference on transatlantic affairs. This year's title "Liberalism in Peril? The Future of the Transatlantic Relationship" invited students and scholars to reflect on present-day challenges to the transatlantic relationship.
The paper Mrs SANDALLI presented, titled "Unfreezing paralysis in a warmer world. How non-state actors are bridging the transatlantic gap over climate change", looked at ways in which transatlantic non-state and sub-state actors are working to reach the targets of the 2015 Paris Agreement, as well as setting new standards, even as climate politics across the Atlantic diverge.
Her participation in the conference was made possible thanks to a grant of the BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University.