Event Detail

Election Day in America: A Pre-Analysis from Berlin

Rarely has a U.S. presidential election sparked as much attention, mystification, perplexity, and concern as the 2020 race to the White House – both in the U.S. and abroad. No matter who will emerge as the winner on Election Night (or in the weeks to come), the aftershocks will be felt in Germany, Europe, and around the world. On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, leading representatives of the transatlantic community will come together in Berlin, in order to help you make sense of the events unfolding across the Atlantic. Join us for this timely virtual discussion and listen in as heads of the most important transatlantic institutions and political foundations voice their hopes, expectations, and concerns regarding the immediate election and the future of the Euro-American bond – before the polls close.

"Election Day in America: A Pre-Analysis from Berlin"
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (CET)

The discussion will be streamed live and feature the following speakers:

John B. Emerson
Chairman, American Council on Germany;
Ambassador of the United States to Germany (2013-17)

Daniel Benjamin
President, American Academy in Berlin;
Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State (2009-12)

Frank Sportolari
President, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.;
President, UPS Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Dr. Benjamin Becker
Managing Director, AmerikaHaus NRW e.V.

Eckart von Klaeden
Chairman, Aspen Institute Germany;
Vice President & Head of External Affairs, Daimler AG

Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther
Vice Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke e.V.;
Director and Member of the Presidium, German Economic Institute

Dr. Meike Zwingenberger
Executive Director, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

Christian Schmidt
President, German Atlantic Association;
Member of Bundestag (CDU/CSU), German Minister of Food & Agriculture (2014-18)

Metin Hakverdi
Member of the Global Atlanticist Network, Friedrich Ebert Foundation;
Member of Bundestag (SPD)

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff
Member of the Board of Trustees, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom;
Member of Bundestag (FDP); Member of the European Parliament (2004-17)

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff
Vice President and Director of the Berlin Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States;
Head of Policy Planning and Speechwriting, Office of the German Federal President (2014-17)

Markus Ferber
Chairman, Hanns Seidel Foundation;
Member of the European Parliament (CSU)

Dr. Ellen Ueberschär
President, Heinrich-Böll-Foundation

The discussion will be moderated by
Annette Riedel
Senior Editor, Deutschlandfunk Kultur

On the day of the event, join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #R2EN for a chance of your question
being featured in the panel discussion.
This special format is part of the transatlantic virtual event series Road to Election Night & Beyond #R2EN,
which is organized and hosted by several transatlantic institutions and political foundations. More information on
the virtual series can be found at www.landing.berlin-election-night.de.


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