Transatlantic Leadership Award - The Hon. Michael Chertoff     Print Email
Thursday, 04 December 2008

This special event recognized The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for his critical role in building a substantive partnership between the United States and the European Union to address the common threat of global terrorism. His Excellency Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo, newly arrived Ambassador of Spain presented the Institute’s 2008 Transatlantic Leadership Award, which alternately honors an American and a European leader.

  • High Skills versus Family-Based Immigration Policy: Complex Considerations.

    By Nicholas Zill

    In the current era of rapid demographic and technological change, and massive refugee flows, there has been much debate in European nations and in the US about immigration policies. One of the major points of contention is whether preferences should be given to would-be entrants on the basis of their high skills (merit-based immigration) or their family ties to individuals already residing in the country (family reunification).

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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

Infrastructure Planning and Financing: Lessons from Europe and the United States

The University of Maryland has received a Jean Monnet grant from the EU to conduct a series of policy exchanges between Europe and the US on filling infrastructure needs and the utility of public/private partnerships as the financing mechanism. If interested in participating in or receiving more information about these exchanges, please contact Rye McKenzie (

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New from the Bertelsmann Foundation

The Bertelsmann Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC with a transatlantic perspective on global challenges.

"Edge of a Precipice" by Nathan Crist

"Newpolitik" by Emily Hruban


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