ON-Lion Letter
In mid-October, the Transatlantic Academy held its inaugural conference in Washington, D.C., and announced its first group of Fellows, who will spend a year in residence studying migration, the Academy's first academic subject.  Subjects will change on an annual basis.

The Transatlantic Academy is a scholarly forum for a select group of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic and from different academic and policy disciplines to examine a single set of issues affecting the transatlantic relationship each year.  It is a joint initiative of Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius and the Robert Bosch Stiftung of Germany.

Former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato opened the Academy's conference with a speech outlining the challenges the European Union faces in dealing with migrants and security.

The Transatlantic Academy's first Fellows are:  Dietrich Thränhardt, a political scientist at the University of Münster in Germany; Jeroen Doomernik, an anthropologist at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands; Rey Koslowski, a political scienitst specializing in international relations at the University of Albany in New York; and Jonathan Laurence, a political scientist at Boston College in Massachusetts.  In addition, there are two post-doctoral fellows in residence.

"This inaugural group of Fellows launches the Transatlantic Academy on the right foot," said Stephen Szabo, the Academy's executive director.  "We have a distinguished group of scholars from various countries and academic backgrounds, and we look forward to seeing the synergies in their scholarship they produce over the next year."
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