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America and Germany – Old Friends or New Rivals?

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Summary: For decades, the USA and Germany have been the bulwark of the West. But like no other President before him, Donald Trump has raised questions about the nature of this key partnership. Shortly after the Bundestagswahl (federal elections) in Germany, TV correspondent Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard will provide an inside view of how the new political environment might change the transatlantic relationship.

About the Lecturer: Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard is correspondent and Deputy Bureau Chief of the German TV network ARD in Washington, DC. He studied political science at the University of Bonn and at the Sorbonne in Paris. His doctoral thesis analyzes Barack Obama´s presidential campaign 2008. In 2016, he published another book about the U.S. elections, Amerika stellt die Weichen (America Sets the Course). Dr. Burgard also worked as a political correspondent in Berlin and covered breakings news events like the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels. In 2017, he became the youngest U.S. correspondent in the history of his network ARD.

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18-10-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

18-10-2017 1:20 PM

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Fairhaven College Auditorium

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World Issues Forum

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lectures

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Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

U.S. and Germany, Political environment

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America and Germany – Old Friends or New Rivals?

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Summary: For decades, the USA and Germany have been the bulwark of the West. But like no other President before him, Donald Trump has raised questions about the nature of this key partnership. Shortly after the Bundestagswahl (federal elections) in Germany, TV correspondent Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard will provide an inside view of how the new political environment might change the transatlantic relationship.

About the Lecturer: Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard is correspondent and Deputy Bureau Chief of the German TV network ARD in Washington, DC. He studied political science at the University of Bonn and at the Sorbonne in Paris. His doctoral thesis analyzes Barack Obama´s presidential campaign 2008. In 2016, he published another book about the U.S. elections, Amerika stellt die Weichen (America Sets the Course). Dr. Burgard also worked as a political correspondent in Berlin and covered breakings news events like the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels. In 2017, he became the youngest U.S. correspondent in the history of his network ARD.