Modernizing the trans-Atlantic relationship is topic at Rice Oct. 13

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Jeff Falk
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Modernizing the trans-Atlantic relationship is topic at Rice Oct. 13

HOUSTON – (Oct. 3, 2017) – A panel of experts will discuss new policy ideas to modernize the trans-Atlantic relationship in the 21st century at Rice University Oct. 13.

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The panelists will comment on foreign policy ideas proposed by 30 fellows of the Atlantic Expedition, a German-U.S. program organized by the nonpartisan Atlantic Initiative foundation, which aims to empower a younger and more diverse generation of leaders in trans-Atlantic relations. The fellows will visit Houston Oct. 11-14 and participate in the panel.

Hosted by Rice’s Politics, Law and Social Thought Program, the event is free and open to the public. Politics, Law and Social Thought is a joint program of Rice’s School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences.

Who: Panelists Thomas Meister, consul general of Germany in Houston; Joe Barnes, the Bonner Means Baker Fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy; Steven Lewis, the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow at the Baker Institute; and Aaron Huang, senior at Rice and a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow.

Christian Emden, professor of German studies and co-director of the Politics, Law and Social Thought Program, will serve as moderator.

What: An event titled “Modernizing the Trans-Atlantic Relationship: A Panel Discussion.”

When: Friday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-noon.

Where: Rice University, Fondren Library, Kyle Morrow Room, 6100 Main St.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.