2020-05-18 American Politics and Policy: Armageddon or Light at the End of the Tunnel?

What kind of America do voters see in this election year? A strong economy, historically low unemployment, less illegal immigration, and more attention to domestic issues? Or a country with less world influence, more income disparity, a country with high housing prices while house sizes shrink, where the largest selling car in the US is a truck? Will America stand by the decision it made in the 2016 election—or do the advocates of change now have a chance to win? Will voters stay home—or will the 2018 voting surge continue? And, what will be the impact in November of the impeachment process in the spring? All these questions, and more, will influence the November outcome.
Paul Rundquist has been a guest professor in Germany since 2005 teaching at Martin-Luther-University in Halle, the University of Leipzig, and the Center for International Studies at TU Dresden. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Chicago, he served from 1974-2005 an advisor on government operations at the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress. Among his duties there were serving as an advisor to the House and Senate on the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. He also served on the staffs of congressional committees studying parliamentary rules of the Congress and relations between the legislative and executive branches. He also worked with many emerging democratic parliaments in Eastern Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. He also taught at several Washington area universities, and was Fulbright professor in Germany, Poland, and the Philippines.

Ort: Hörsaal A, Audimax der Universität Kiel, Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2
18.05.20, 18 Uhr
Prof. Dr. Paul Rundquist
Lecture in cooperation with the Department of Political Science at Kiel University


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