Joe Biden will presumably become the 46th president of the United States on 20 January 2021. Many experts are predicting that he will initially be dedicating much of his time and energy to domestic matters, and in particular, with providing answers to the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, however, he is widely expected to implement significant changes to US foreign policy, though their precise nature and significance are not always easy to predict. Many in Europe would no doubt like to see the new administration renew America’s traditional commitment to multilateralism, a strong transatlantic relationship, and European integration. The world has changed significantly since 2016, however, and it remains to be seen whether this will indeed be the case.


  • Daniel S. Hamilton, Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Europe Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center. (@DanSHamilton)
  • Heather Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, CSIS. (@CSISEurope)
  • Jeffrey H. Michaels, IEN Senior Fellow, Barcelona Institute of International Studies. (@jmichael424)
  • Carlota Encina García, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute. (@EncinaCharlie)

Moderator: Charles Powell, Director, Elcano Royal Institute. (@CharlesTPowell )

Thursday 19th November 2020, from 16:30 to 17:30 h. CET (UTC+1)

Vídeo: Debates Elcano “How will Biden change US foreign policy?” (1:15:15)