American Ambassadors Live! welcomes to the podcast Anthony Gardner, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union during the Obama Administration. Ambassador Gardner joins podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss the benefits of a strong United States-European partnership and what that looks like in the wake of Brexit. Ambassador Gardner is the author of his recently published book, Stars with Stripes: The Essential Partnership between the European Union and the United States.
Ambassador Anthony Gardner served as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union during the Obama Administration. He has devoted more than 27 years of his distinguished career to U.S.-European affairs as a government official and lawyer. During his service as U.S. Ambassador until 2017, he played a pivotal role in some of the most challenging issues in the U.S.-EU relationship, including the negotiations to conclude a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP), the Privacy Shield Agreement facilitating the transatlantic transfer of personal data by companies based in Europe and the Umbrella Agreement facilitating the transatlantic transfer of data between law enforcement authorities. He was also instrumental in U.S.-EU coordination of sanctions against Russia following its annexation of Crimea and the facilitation of U.S. participation in EU-funded research programs.
Ambassador Jim Rosapepe served as the U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 1998 to 2001 and is a member of the CAA Board of Directors. He currently is Chairman and CEO of Patuxent Capital Group LLC and serves in the Maryland State Senate.