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Minneapolis: America and Germany: Old Friends or New Rivals?
October 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
The Minneapolis Warburg Chapter and the Germanic American Institute will host a discussion and luncheon with Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard, Washignton, D.C. Correspondent and Deputy Bureau Chief of the German TV network ARD.
There is a $15 charge for students and seniors and a $20 charge for all others to attend this event.
RSVP here by October 16.
Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard is the correspondent and Deputy Bureau Chief of the German TV network ARD in Washington, DC. He studied political science at the University of Bonn and at the Sorbonne in Paris. His doctoral thesis analyzes Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2016, he published another book about the U.S. elections, Amerika stellt die Weichen (America Sets the Course). Dr. Burgard also worked as a political correspondent in Berlin and covered breaking news events like the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels. In 2017, he became the youngest U.S. correspondent in the history of his network, ARD, at the age of 31.
Abstract: For decades, the USA and Germany have been the bulwark of the West. But like no other President before him, Donald Trump has raised questions about the nature of this key partnership. Shortly after the Bundestagswahl (federal elections) in Germany, TV correspondent Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard will provide an inside view of how the new political environment might change the transatlantic relationship.