The US Presidential Elections: A Domestic Race with Global Implications

Event Date: 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 10:30am

Event Location: 

  • Kerr Hall Studio B

As the 2012 US Presidential Election's finish line approaches the Hertie School of Governance teams up with the University of California, Santa Barbara (USCB) and Deutsche Welle for a transatlantic expert discussion on some of the key questions that have arisen in the past months: How have international economic and political developments impacted domestic campaigning in the US? How will the outcome of the elections affect transatlantic relations and particularly EU/US-Relations? What predictions, if any, can be made in this regard? How have the candidates engaged their target audiences? Have they taken advantage of social media to establish a dialogue with potential voters and did this shape their agenda setting? These and other questions will be explored in the next installment of the re:thinking tomorrow series.

Panelists at the University of California-Santa Barbara include Andrea Römmele, Professor for Communication in Politics and Civil Society, Hertie School and Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Modern German Studies 2012/13, Michael Stohl, Professor of Communication, Political Science and Global and International Studies and affiliate of the Center for Information, Technology and Society (CITS), and Jan Tussing, ARD Correspondent, Los Angeles. 

Panelists at the Hertie School of Governance Berlin include Mark Kayser, Professor of Applied Methods and Comparative Politics, Hertie School, and Thomas Oppermann, member of German parliament, head of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag and member of the Hertie School Board of Trustees.

Moderated by 
Melinda Crane, Deutsche Welle

Panelists will participate via live video link between the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Students from both universities will contribute to the discussion.

Studio B at Kerr Hall, UCSB,
October 31, 9.30-11.00
A small breakfast will be served outside of Studio B at 9.

Hertie School of Governance, Forum B, 6.30 pm-8 pm
Reception will follow 

The event is a collaboration between the Center for Information Technology and Society and Departments of Political Science and Communication at the University of California-Santa Barbara and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.