Transatlantic Study Group
The Transatlantic Study Group (TSG), based in the Centre for European Politics, is dedicated to the study of relations between North America and the countries of Europe. From their establishment as colonies in the 17th century through to the present day, the US and Canada have been close socially, culturally, politically and economically to Europe. Despite many trials and tribulations over the years, there is no denying the number shared historical experiences in the transatlantic region that have affected the context and texture of relationships in the North Atlantic. Today, inter-state relations in the transatlantic area are the most pacific in the world forming the only pluralistic security community in the world.
The TSG studies not just present transatlantic relations, but also the history of the relationship. Researchers affiliated with the group explore a number of different topics arrange around three core themes:
Historical development of transatlantic norms, values and relations as they relate to world politics.
Current trends in transatlantic relations as they relate to wider world politics
Future development in transatlantic relations as part of future global governance
The TSG runs a Distinguished Speaker Series throughout the academic year. Please check our schedule to see past and forthcoming speakers.
NATO at 60: The Future of the Alliance
Friday, January 23, 2008, New Management Lecture Theatre
Jamie Shea is Director of Policy Planning in the Private Office of the Secretary General responsible for advising and assisting the Secretary General, senior NATO management, and the North Atlantic Council in addressing strategic issues facing the Alliance. He has held numerous positions within NATO, perhaps most notably serving as NATO spokesman during the 1999 NATO-led military operations against Milosevic’s regime in Serbia. For more information please visit: