2 March 2016
Public Program | Background Breakfast Briefing: “The Day after Super Tuesday:
The U.S. Election Campaign and Potential Consequences for Europe”
On March 2, 2016, The Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin hosted a Background Breakfast Briefing with Prof. Dr. Earl Fry, Professor of Political Science and Endowed Professor of Canadian Studies at Brigham Young University on the topic: „The Day after Super Tuesday: The US-Election Campaign and Potential Consequences for Europe“
After a short welcome and introduction of Prof. Dr. Earl Fry by Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker, Deputy Director of The Aspen Institute Germany, Fry began with his briefing about the results of Super Tuesday. In the process, he outlined the recent economic developments in the US and the increasingly polarized voters, which are opposing the political establishment. In the subsequent discussion, the events in the United States were compared to the current situation in Europe, and the possible consequences of the particular candidates for the transatlantic relations were discussed. At the end of the morning though, a clear prognosis was concluded: Hillary Clinton will prevail and has good chances become the President in this year’s election.