Event Detail

Otto Wolff Lecture: "The State of American Politics and 2018 Midterm Elections"

The City of Cologne, the Otto Wolff Foundation and Amerika Haus e.V. NRW, in cooperation with IHK Cologne, cordially invite you to the annual Otto Wolff Lecture.

Andreas Wolter, Deputy Mayor of Cologne

Jim McDermott, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 2016 for the 7th Congressional District of Washington

Moderated Diskussion
Sumangali Somaskanda, Senior news anchor at DW News (Deutsche Welle)

The US Congressional elections – also known as the “midterms” – are sometimes regarded as a referendum on the sitting President’s performance. This year, much seems to be at stake, and interest is high both inside and outside the US. Since Donald J. Trump’s 2016 election as President, the political landscape has changed:
the country and its two major parties are deeply divided, old truths are increasingly called into question, and the future course of the country remains unclear. Congressman Jim McDermott will shed light on the elections and their possible outcomes, and will explain what this might mean for US domestic politics and transatlantic relations.

Jim McDermott has over 40 years of public service in the federal and state government. He served on the United States House Ways and Means Committee, i. e. the House of Representatives’ chief tax-writing committee, and was a member of its Progressive Caucus. He frequently appeared on major national and international media outlets and is known as an accomplished communicator – e.g., through his TEDx talks. Jim McDermott holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College.

Free Entrance. The Event will be held in English. Please use the entrance via Alter Markt.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/2018-otto-wolff-lecture-with-jim-mcdermott-tickets-49218231054

Ort: Piazzetta des Historischen Rathauses zu Köln