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Seattle: America and Germany: Old Friends or New Rivals?
October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm EDT
The Seattle Warburg Chapter and the Western Washington University Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies will host a discussion with Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard, Washington D.C. Correspondent and Deputy Bureau Chief of the German TV network ARD.
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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.