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Red Wave or Blue Triumph? German Views of the United States before the Midterms

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

With less than a month until the mid-terms, there are no clear indications which way the election will go. The Democrats are fighting to hold their narrow majority in Washington and the Republicans are hoping to win majorities in the House and Senate. Where does the U.S. democracy stand in times of a lingering pandemic, inflation, energy crisis, culture wars, and concerns over voting rights? How will a new generation of politicians and voters shape the midterms?

Join the ACG for a discussion with German journalists Annett Meiritz and Juliane Schäuble about the U.S. midterms – and how the election is being perceived in Europe. Both guests have been reporting from the U.S. for almost five years – not just from inside the Washington bubble but from all over the country. In September they published a book together: „Guns n’ Rosé: The Rise of Conservative Women in the U.S.” In it, they explore the female conservative movement in the United States, a highly relevant voting group that increasingly shapes politics and society.

Annett Meiritz is the U.S. Correspondent for Germany‘s leading business, trade, and finance daily Handelsblatt. She covers the U.S. Administration and Congress, usually from an economic angle. Previously she worked as Parliamentary Correspondent for Germany‘s leading news portal Spiegel Online, based in Berlin. She holds a B.A. degree in Modern History and Media Science and was educated to be a Journalist at Berlin Journalism School.

Juliane Schäuble is the U.S. Correspondent of Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin’s biggest newspaper. Before she moved to Washington, DC, in June 2018 she was the head of the political department of the paper where she was responsible for the front page and the political section. She has more than twelve years of experience in the business and the political department of Der Tagesspiegel.

Ms. Schäuble earned her Master’s in Political Science at the University in Potsdam, Germany. Her studies included one semester at American University in Washington, DC, where she took classes in American foreign policy and worked part-time for the “American Council of Young Political Leaders” (“Washington Semester Program”).


October 20
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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