Trump´s Legacy - and how to deal with it
Virtual Alumni Meeting
February 11, 2021 | 3 - 4.30 pm German time


Hamutal Bernstein is a Principal Research Associate at the Urban Institute in Washington DC, and alumna from our Ph.D.scholarship program Settling Into Motion who will talk about immigration policy.

Rana Khoury is a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University and will 2021-22 be a postdoctoral fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. She is an alumna from our Ph.D. scholarship program Trajectories of Change. Rana will talk about her book “As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation” and her analysis of the changes in society and US policy making since the publication of the book in 2017.

Abigail Fisher Williamson is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy & Law at Trinity College and alumna from our Ph.D. scholarship program Settling Into Motion who will talk about health policy.

We all witnessed the disturbing occurrences on January 6, 2021 in Washington but also the inauguration of President Biden on January 20. As much as the rest of the world Germany, and especially ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius is looking across the Atlantic at the moment.

We wonder, what four years of Trump administration will leave behind in the American society but also in the policy making and the political culture. Since we are fighting the same demons and challenges in Europe (i.e. political populism, detachment of facts by parts of the population, and an unholy alliance between ultra-conservatives, racists, and conspiracy theorists of all kinds), we would like to discuss the necessary changes as well as obstacles with you.

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