Brussels Forum: A Look Back at 2006
This spring, the German Marshall Fund will host the 10th annual Brussels Forum from March 20-22 in Brussels, Belgium. In the weeks leading up to the conference, GMF will feature highlights from each of the past Brussels Forums.
The inaugural Brussels Forum in 2006 was the first transatlantic forum to focus on the broad and increasingly global agenda facing the United States and Europe. Even in its first edition, the conference attracted some of the most influential leaders from around the world to shape the transatlantic relationship.
One of the most memorable sessions, "Framing a Transatlantic Agenda for a Global Era," featured Javier Solana, Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union; Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO Secretary-General; U.S. Senator John McCain; and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke. In what became the most heated conversation at Brussels Forum that year, this diverse group of Europeans and Americans debated responses to some of the most pressing global challenges— including a nuclear Iran and genocide in Darfur.
For a complete agenda, list of participants, and other multimedia from Brussels Forum 2006, visit the archive page.