In Time of Crisis: The U.S. Presidential Elections 2020

Vortrag in englischer Sprache

The 59th American presidential election takes place in an environment that has never existed in the history of the nation. Candidates who cannot campaign or travel easily because of quarantines are campaigning from home; usual election processes are stopped or altered; typical political coalitions appear to break apart. The disruption of the normal political campaign and election process has changed the way American voters see the political process. Public health problems mixed with economic disturbance makes for an uncertain and unusual campaign in the autumn. And, what may be the impact of the election on US relations with Germany and the EU in general?


Mi, 16. September 2020, 19:00 - 20:30 Uhr

Please note: This event was originally planned to take place at Hospitalhof but will now be streamed digitally.



Referent: Prof. em. Paul Rundquist, PhD, Institut für Regierungslehre und Policy-Forschung, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Reihe: Die Präsidentschaftswahlen in den USA.

In Kooperation mit dem Deutsch-Amerikanischen Zentrum, Evangelisches Bildungszentrum Hospitalhof Stuttgart, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg

Location: Zoom 
Admission: Free admission
Language: English
Registration: Please register in advance via Zoom




Paul Rundquist

Prof. Rundquist has worked in and taught about American government and politics for forty years.  For over thirty years, he was a policy analyst for the Congressional Research Service advising the Congress on many election and political issues, including the impeachment and trial of President Clinton.

In recent years, he has been a Fulbright Professor in Poland, the Philippines and Germany, and has taught at London School of Economics as well as the Universities of Halle, Leipzig, and Dresden. BA, Loyola Univ., MA, PhD University of Chicago.