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Elizabeth Pond

Non-Resident Fellow

Elizabeth Pond works in both the worlds of journalism and academia. She is also a non-resident Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations. Her specialty is tracking the dynamics of transformations.

Ms. Pond served as a foreign correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor in Asia and Europe before she turned to writing books with grants from a variety of think tanks--most recently, the US Institute of Peace.  She is the author of four books on post-Cold War Europe: Beyond the Wall on the dynamics of German reunification; The Rebirth of Europe on the euro and the lurch toward more common EU foreign policy; Friendly Fire: The Near-Death of the Transatlantic Alliance; and Endgame in the Balkans: Regime Change, European Style. She lives in Berlin, writes occasional magazine articles, and teaches now and then at American or German colleges or universities. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the German Council on Foreign Relations (where she edited the English-language foreign-policy quarterly for six years); the International Institute for Strategic Studies; and Women in International Security.

Recent Publications:

  • "Teaching an Old Dog EU Tricks," December 6, 2012, World Policy Blog
  • "Serbia’s Choice," Survival, vol. 51 no. 2 | April–May 2009 | pp. 123–136
  • "The EU's Test in Kosovo," The Washington Quarterly, 31:4 Autumn 2008, pp. 97–112

Contact Information:
Phone: +49 30 43776434


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Monday, October 20, 2014

Transparency, Coherence and Authority at the Court of Justice of the European Union
A brown bag lunch event
CTR will host a talk addressing criticism targeting the problem of coherence of the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU, alleged inability to control its own docket, lack of dissenting opinions, language of its judgments and legitimacy of its rulings.
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Johns Hopkins SAIS
Room 714
1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Fresh Perspective on Tunisia
Join CTR for a discussion with Independent Presidential Candidate, the Honorable Mondher Zenaidi.
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Johns Hopkins SAIS
Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Advancing U.S.-Nordic-Baltic Security Cooperation
An event on regional security in the Nordic-Baltic region and its relationship with the United States, featuring the public launch CTR's latest publication.
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Johns Hopkins SAIS
Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW

To register, click here.

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Geopolitics of TTIP: Repositioning the Transatlantic Relationship for a Changing World
A discussion on the future of TTIP and its geopolitics featuring CTR Director Daniel Hamilton and a selection of leading experts. Following the event, panelists will take part in the public launch of CTR's lastest publication.  

Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue 

To register, click here.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

An Economist Live Link with CTR Director Dan Hamilton; US Undersecretary of Commerce Stefan Selig; UPS Germany President Frank Sportolari, and Economist Editor Joseph Lake.
Virtual Event
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, ET
To register, click here.