• 8 November 2016 - 9 November 2016

    Public Program | U.S. Election Night 2016
    „Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?“ This year’s historic presidential election was of monumental importance especially for Germany as the United State’s most important ally. With a high-caliber mix of information, analysis, and entertainment, the Aspen Institute Germany, together with its transatlantic partner organizations, closely followed the election results. This event brought together experts and analysts from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as guests from the political, economic, academic, and cultural fields. To make this possible, we partnered with the American Academy in Berlin, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the German Marshall Fund, the Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft, the Embassy of the United States in Berlin, the international research firm YouGov Deutschland and Google, as well as our media partners Deutsche Welle, Handelsblatt Global Edition, National Public Radio Berlin and Inforadio rbb. Live reporting from the U.S. began at 1am, guests were able to enjoy live reporting from the U.S. via a satellite connection to CBS and CNN. Additionally, the ARD reported live nationwide, and the Deutsche Welle reported worldwide from the „U.S. Election Night 2016.“ The “U.S. Election Night 2016” at the Baden-Württemberg State Representation to the Federation, which counted prominent guests, including Vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, federal ministers Thomas de Maizière and Christian Schmidt, diplomats, political decision-makers, and several members of parliament as well as representatives from the economic, cultural, and business worlds, was an enormous success. On Twitter alone, tweets including our hashtag #UsPresBerlin were seen by over 264,210 users, and engaged with by over 370,239 users. Through this unparalleled joint effort by all of our partners, we were successful in bringing a bit of the American spirit to Berlin.