Podcast: First Reactions to the 2016 US Presidential Election

Where will a Trump presidency take America and transatlantic relations?

09/11/2016 | 11:00 - 12:30 | DGAP Berlin | Invitation only


Category: United States of America, Elections

US Ambassador to Germany John B. Emerson and German Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt came to the DGAP the morning after the US elections to give their first impressions of the outcome. How did Trump triumph? How will he position himself on domestic and foreign policy agendas? How will President Trump differ from Candidate Trump? The speakers were joined by Daniela Schwarzer, the new director of the DGAP's Research Institute, and Josef Braml and Henning Riecke of the USA/ transatlantic relations program.

US citizens went to the ballots on November 8, 2016. What does the  election campaign – and its outcome – say about the American political system? A discussion of the outcome of the election and initial analysis of both the results and possible future developments took place at the DGAP the morning of November 9. The event, available as an audio file below, was jointly organized by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the German Atlantic Association.


H.E. John B. Emerson
US Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

Christian Schmidt MP
Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, President of the German Atlantic Association

Daniela Schwarzer
Director of the Research Institute, DGAP

Josef Braml
Editor-in-Chief, DGAP Yearbook, DGAP

Henning Riecke, head of the DGAP’s USA/Transatlantic Relations Program, moderated the event.

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