The 25th anniversary "PowWow" of the German Fulbright Alumni Association took place last month in Berlin.
The conference focused on developments in transatlantic relations over the past 25 years, with topics ranging from politics, economy, technology, education, and just about everything in between.
The opening panel discussed political developments over the past 25 years, with speakers Hassan Mekouar, Professor of American Literature, poet Hassan Mekouar from Morocco, American journalist Gil Carbajal, German Politian Edelgard Bulmahn, Australian professor Bill Ashcroft, Polish economist Stanislaw Kluza, and German historian Jürgen Kocka.
With such a broad topic and six panelists, a 90 minute time limit made it difficult to cover topics completely. Despite the time constraints, the panelists managed to create a good base and bring to attention pressing topics that were later discussed in smaller round table discussions, such as neoliberalism, grassroots movements, today's rising democracies, climate change, and national security.