One of the goals of the Transatlantic Digital Debates is to build a lasting community of experts who work at the intersection of technology and policymaking on both sides of the Atlantic. To continue the conversation across the different cohorts of fellows, the program team draws on the experience and knowledge of the alumni when organizing the fellowship program, and attempts to bring alumni and fellows together during the sessions.

Because they often work on similar challenges, albeit in different sectors, our alumni have continued to exchange ideas and perspectives well beyond the end of their program rounds. GPPi regularly organizes social gatherings and discussion rounds, and attempts to include TDD alumni in other projects that the institute carries out in its issue area on data and technology politics.

Learn more about the previous rounds as well as our alumni below.

TDD 2016

The first round of the Transatlantic Digital Debates, TDD 2016, focused on developments in cybersecurity and the digital economy. Learn about our first fellows and their dialogue sessions in Berlin and Munich as well as Washington, DC and San Francisco.

TDD 2017

In the second round, the TDD 2017 fellows met in Berlin and Hamburg as well as Washington, DC and Austin. Among others, they discussed the implications of a changing public sphere in light of the recent US and German elections. 

TDD 2018

For the third round, the TDD 2018 fellows met in Berlin and Munich, followed by Washington, DC and Boston. During the sessions, they tackled the key challenges at the intersection of technology and policy making, and met German President Steinmeier during a tour of his residence in Berlin, Schloss Bellevue.