Article Published October 9th, 2020

Wednesday, 28th October 2020
17.00 – 19.00 (GMT)

Online Webinar on Zoom:


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

The result of the Presidential Election in the United States on 3rd November is likely to have far-reaching consequences both for the US and the wider world. The Elections are happening in particularly challenging times during the global Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis, social upheaval over race relations and constitutional challenges such as the contested supreme court vacancy, while the campaign is conducted against the background of accusations of voter suppression, foreign interference and online disinformation.

At our panel discussion, our expert speakers will offer their views and analysis of this highly significant Election. Among the questions they will address will be: 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?


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

Tinko Weibezahl
North Atlantic Desk, Konrad Adenauer Foundation

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