America has voted. On January 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Rarely has a U.S. presidential transition sparked as much attention – and concern – as the current one. Themed “America United,” Biden’s inauguration ceremony is intended to mark a new chapter in bringing the country together.
To conclude our Road to Election Night & Beyond series, representatives from the transatlantic community will convene to help you make sense of the inaugural process and its implications on both sides of the Atlantic. Join us for two virtual panel discussions on Inauguration Day and listen in as representatives from key transatlantic institutions and political foundations share their expectations regarding the Biden-Harris administration and the future of the transatlantic bond.
10:40 – 10:45 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Panel Discussion on “The New Presidency: What to Expect”
12:00 p.m.: Livestream of the Inaugural Address by President Joe Biden
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.: Panel Discussion on “The Biden-Harris Administration: Priorities and Challenges”
The discussion will be live-streamed here.
Speakers will include:
Board Member, Freundeskreis AmerikaHaus NRW e.V.
Director, MSL Germany
(2019 ACG Fellow)
President, American Academy in Berlin
Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State (2009-2012)
Representative to the U.S. and Canada, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
John B. Emerson
Chairman, American Council on Germany
Ambassador of the United States to Germany (2013-2017)
Chairman, Hanns Seidel Foundation
Member of the European Parliament (CSU)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich
Board Member, German Atlantic Association
Chairman, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Institute of Political Science
Head and TV Editor-in-Chief, ARD-Hauptstadtstudio in Berlin
Executive Director North America, Heinrich-Böll-Foundation
Board Member, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Member of the German Bundestag (FDP)
Treasurer, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.
Senior Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Anahita Thoms, LL.M.
Board Member, Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
Partner, Baker McKenzie
Dr. Meike Zwingenberger
Executive Director, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations
Both panel discussions will be moderated by
Senior Anchor, Deutsche Welle News