“The US Presidential Elections 2020 – What’s at stake?”

28th October 2020

Joint webinar organised by The Federal Trust with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation  and Global Policy Institute


Professor Anatol Lieven
Professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Qatar, Visiting Professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London, and Senior Fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC

Marianne Schneider-Petsinger
Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

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A week before the US Presidential Elections, our expert speakers discussed this highly significant election, which is likely to have far-reaching consequences both for the US and the wider world, and which is taking place in particularly challenging times against the backdrop of the global Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis, social upheaval over race relations and constitutional challenges.

Among the topics were discussion were: Is the campaign a sign of a new culture war and will this deepen after the Election? What will be the implications of the new US administration after the Election for Germany, for the UK and for EU-US relations? How will the Election result impact politically and economically on the rest of the world, and in particular on the rules based global system?