April 26, 2016

Alfred Herrhausen Society event: ”US-Elections: Setting the course for the United States?”

As the presidential elections in November are coming closer, Europe looks curiously at the results of the primaries. The candidates of both parties polarize. Which significance do the upcoming elections have for both America’s and Europe’s future?

Event details: US Election 2016

April 26, 2016, Berlin
18:00 CET

 


After the first primaries, America’s future is still written in the stars. Whereas Donald Trump has won the elections on the Republican side in the first states, it seems that Hillary Clinton will become the candidate for the Democratic Party.

Together with our American guests, we would like to discuss current trends of the election campaigns and learn more about the positions of both parties. Especially, we would like to discuss the question what impact America’s decision will have on the future of the European continent.

„You don't like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But don't break it. Don't break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building.”
Barack Obama, "Remarks on the Budget Deal", 2013

Guests:

Mary Bono, former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Party
Carol Mosely Braun, former US-Senator, Democratic Party
Georg Mascolo, Director of the Joint Investigative Group from NDR, WDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung will moderate the talk

The audience is not only invited to take part in the debate, it will also be able to vote before, during and after the event. If you are interested in participating, please contact info.ahg@db.com for further information.

In his last State of the Union Address in early January, US President Barack Obama told his fellow Americans to take heart: “The United States of America,” he said, “is the most powerful nation on Earth. Period.” Globally, however, scepticism is growing about whether the United States will be able to come to grips with its problems. The current American society is deeply divided, and Europe is watching the US election campaign with concern.

Partners

The event will be organized together with BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt and in cooperation with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC)