- November 03, 2020
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted a virtual discussion on “Election Day in America: A Pre-Analysis from Berlin.” Rarely has a U.S. presidential election sparked as much attention, mystification, perplexity, and concern as the 2020 race to the White House – both in the U.S. and abroad. No matter who will emerge as the winner on Election Night (or in the weeks to come), the aftershocks will be felt in Germany, Europe, and around the world.
On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, leading representatives of the transatlantic community will came together in Berlin, in order to provide an early assessment of the events unfolding across the Atlantic. Over the course of the discussion, the heads of the most important transatlantic institutions and political foundations voiced their hopes, expectations, and concerns regarding the immediate election and the future of the Euro-American bond – before the polls closed.
This event is part of the virtual Road to Election Night & Beyond, which the Aspen Institute Germany organizes in cooperation with several Berlin-based transatlantic institutions and political foundations. More information on the event series can be found here: https://landing.berlin-election-night.de.
John B. Emerson | Chairman, American Council on Germany; Ambassador of the United States to Germany (2013-17)
Daniel Benjamin | President, American Academy in Berlin; Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State (2009-12)
Frank Sportolari | President, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.; President, UPS Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Dr. Benjamin Becker | Managing Director, AmerikaHaus NRW e.V.
Eckart von Klaeden | Chairman, Aspen Institute Germany; Vice President & Head of External Affairs, Daimler AG
Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther | Vice Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke e.V.; Director and Member of the Presidium, German Economic Institute
Dr. Meike Zwingenberger | Executive Director, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations
Christian Schmidt | President, German Atlantic Association; Member of Bundestag (CDU/CSU), German Minister of Food & Agriculture (2014-18)
Metin Hakverdi | Member of the Global Atlanticist Network, Friedrich Ebert Foundation; Member of Bundestag (SPD)
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff | Member of the Board of Trustees, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom; Member of Bundestag (FDP); Member of the European Parliament (2004-17)
Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff | Vice President and Director of the Berlin Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Head of Policy Planning and Speechwriting, Office of the German Federal President (2014-17)
Markus Ferber | Chairman, Hanns Seidel Foundation; Member of the European Parliament (CSU)
Dr. Ellen Ueberschär | President, Heinrich-Böll-Foundation
Moderated by; Annette Riedel | Senior Editor, Deutschlandfunk Kultur