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Montag 06.07. 19.00 Uhr

Making Democracy Work Again

What’s at Stake in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election?

Lecture

Election 2020 and 60 Years of Stuttgart-St. Louis Sister Cities


Location: Design Offices Eberhardhöfe, Eberhardstraße 65, 70173 Stuttgart (Nähe Rotebühlplatz)
Admission: free
Language: English


Intense polarization, campaigns driven by millions of dollars, Russian interventions, and repeated subversions of the popular vote through the Electoral College suggest that American democracy might be „broken.“ The 2018 mid-term elections nonetheless saw the beginnings of a tectonic shift, rooted in the increasingly diverse populations establishing themselves in key swing states – putting a new twist on the theme of „red, white and blue.“ What impact does the demographic change have on the nominiation of candidates at the national conventions? Prof. Joyce Mushaben’s talk addresses the nature of that shift and its potential impact on campaign themes, grassroots mobilization, voter turn-out and the prospects for electoral reform in conjunction with the 2020 U.S. presidential election.


With: Prof. em. Dr. Joyce Mushaben, former University of Missouri-St. Louis

In cooperation with: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Landesbüro Baden-Württemberg