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An Old White Men's Election Campaign: Is There Room for Real Issues?

Dear Members and Friends of the AmerikaHaus NRW,

Together with the North American Studies Program at the University of Bonn, the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, and the Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft e.V. we cordially invite you to a lecture on


An Old White Men's Election Campaign: Is There Room for Real Issues?
Prof. Dr. Andreas Falke, University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Rabinstr. 8 | Seminarroom 8 | 53111 Bonn

The current presidential race is dominated by the oldest pair of candidates in the history of US elec-tions, both of whom are highly un-popular in the general electorate. A majority of American voters would prefer a different set of choices which makes third party candidates attrac-tive. In addition, there is no clear set of issues defining the Biden and Trump campaigns; instead, voters are moti-vated by the rivals’ negative images. Now what does this mean for the issues that the US is indeed con-fronted with, ranging from climate change to tax policy and foreign policy? Do they play a role at all in the 2024 US election?
Prof. Dr. Andreas Falke is professor emeritus for international studies at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He has published widely on US politics, trade policy, and transatlantic relations and served as visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution and the American-German Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He current-ly directs the Deutsch-Amerikanische Institut (DAI) in Nürnberg.
This event is part of the Lecture Series "Current Issues in North American and Cultural Studies" of the North American Studies Program.