• 4 September 2019

    Public Program | Brown Bag Lunch: “Populism and its Impact on Elections: A Threat to Democracy?”
    On September 4, 2019, the Aspen Institute Germany will host a Brown Bag Lunch on “Populism and its Impact on Elections: A Threat to Democracy?” with Maria Fiedler, Political Correspondent, Der Tagesspiegel, and Martin Klingst, Political Correspondent of the Editorial Department, Die Zeit. In light of the imminent state elections in Brandenburg, Saxony, and Thuringia as well as the US presidential election in 2020, we will discuss populism in Germany and the United States and its impact on the upcoming elections. In an interview with Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, Maria Fiedler and Martin Klingst will share their personal impressions of their respective journeys through these regions. In this context, we will also talk about the election results in Brandenburg and Saxony, the role of the AfD, and Donald Trump’s chances of being reelected.