Seventy years after the historic Schuman declaration, which kick-started the process of European integration, the Franco-German partnership remains as important and necessary as ever for Europe. Aside from the major fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Union faces significant internal and external challenges, whether democratic backsliding or navigating relations with Great Powers like the United States and China. German Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Emily Haber, French Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Philippe Etienne, and EU Ambassador to the US, H.E. Stavros Lambrinidis, will discuss these subjects and more during this virtual conversation. SIS professors Michelle Egan and Garret Martin will moderate the event, including a Q&A with the audience.