Muniz M. 1985–2012–2040 The United States and Europe within Changing Global Politics. Talloires Conference. 2012.Abstract

In June 2012, the Talloires Conference of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. We trace the concept’s birth to a gathering on Cape Cod in 1985 when a number of interested scholars concluded that a regular exchange of views on US-European relations was crucial to the understanding of the evolution of global politics. As a result of that meeting, the Center for International Affairs convened a conference in Talloires for the first time in 1987. Since then the conference has been a key venue for the discussion of important topics of international affairs and the US-European relationship. This twenty-fifth gathering aimed to take stock of this relationship: What crucial changes have occurred since our first meeting? Where do we stand today? Where do we appear to be headed as we look twenty-five years into the future? What conclusions should we draw for the internal imperatives of this relationship and its role in the evolving politics of the globe?