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Mittwoch 16.09. 19 Uhr

In Time of Crisis: The U.S. Presidential Elections 2020

Lecture

Election 2020


Location: Evangelisches Bildungszentrum Hospitalhof Stuttgart, Büchsenstraße 33, 70174 Stuttgart
Admission: Free Admission, please register in advance via info@hospitalhof.de
Language: English


The 59th American presidential election takes place in an environment that has never existed in the history of the nation. Candidates who cannot campaign or travel easily because of quarantines are campaigning from home; usual election processes are stopped or altered; typical political coalitions appear to break apart. The disruption of the normal political campaign and election process has changed the way American voters see the political process. Public health problems mixed with economic disturbance makes for an uncertain and unusual campaign in the autumn.

Prof. Paul Rundquist will take a look at the current state of the election process and ask important questions: What do we know now? What is still to be settled between now and November 3, and beyond? And, what may be the impact of the election on U.S. relations with Germany and the EU in general? 


Paul Rundquist has worked in and taught about American government and politics for forty years.  For over thirty years, he was a policy analyst for the Congressional Research Service advising the Congress on many election and political issues, including the impeachment and trial of President Clinton.  In recent years, he has been a Fulbright Professor in Poland, the Philippines and Germany, and has taught at London School of Economics as well as the Universities of Halle, Leipzig, and Dresden. BA, Loyola Univ., MA, PhD University of Chicago.


With: Prof. em. Paul Rundquist, PhD
A cooperation among: Evangelisches Bildungszentrum Hospitalhof Stuttgart, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg