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European Affairs

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University of Maryland




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Government Executive Magazine

Ann Crittenden
A former New York Times Reporter, Ms. Crittenden is currently a writer and playwright based in Washington, DC  and Puycelsi, France.



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Independent Economist


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Adjunct Professor at George Washington University and American University


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A former Washington Post reporter and editor, Mr. Morgan is an independent journalist specializing in agriculture and energy issues. He is the author of the best-selling "Merchants of Grain," as well as "Rising in the West," which traced the religious and cultural origins of the Tea Party. He has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, most recently for his 2006 series "Harvesting Cash," which was-runner up for the gold medal for public service.



Michael D. Mosettig
Former Foreign Editor for the PBS News Hour


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Washington Correspondent for Kathimerini




  • World Radio Conference Outcomes

    By Patricia Paoletta, Washington DC

    The latest World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) wrapped up in late November after four long weeks of negotiations between 3400 delegates from around 165 Member States. All in all, the WRC resulted in positive outcomes for both 5G and Wi-Fi, and will benefit both the U.S. and Europe's communications agendas, particularly with respect to the decisions on spectrum to be allocated for the all-important 5G service. The effect will be to ensure the more rapid development of the next generation of mobile broadband in a manner consistent with U.S. planning and existing development.  Debates on 5G dominated the conference, but allocations for high-altitude platform stations (“HAPS”) sought by U.S. based firms were also favorable. As a result, plans to provide additional internet service to underserved areas may be accelerated.

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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 (rmckenzi@umd.edu).

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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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