Webinars "U.S. Elections 2024"

Webinars "U.S. Elections 2024"

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Two Webinars “U.S. Elections 2024”

Expert Input and Introduction to “US Embassy Election Project 2024”

Wednesday June 5th and Friday June 14th, 16:00 CET


Dear Teachers,

Thank you for signing up for the US Election Project 2024. We are excited to invite you to our online meetings designed to provide insights into the structure of the project and introduce you to our learning platform and materials. Each meeting will also feature a talk by an expert on US elections and politics, Courtney Flynn Martino and Mark J. Rozell.

We are offering two dates for your convenience:

June 5th, 2024, 16:00 - 17:30

June 14th, 2024, 16:00 - 17:30

Both sessions will be held via Zoom.

Zoom Link: https://leuphana.zoom.us/j/8938213959?pwd=Sy9RZy9HK3J6dnkrQ1BhS0JmRFFIdz09&omn=93427395909

We are looking forward to seeing you online!


June 5th, 2024


Part 1: Input “The current state of the 2024 U.S. election” (Courtney Flynn Martino) with Q & A

Courtney Flynn Martino will give insights into the current state of the 2024 U.S. election, informed by her experiences speaking with voters on the primary trail in Iowa, South Carolina, and Georgia. She will also discuss major issues driving the campaigns, such as the economy, youth voters, demographic change, and election security, which she covers regularly with experts on the Bertelsmann Foundation’s U.S. election podcast, “Beyond the Ballot.” Finally, Courtney will discuss how Americans are feeling in advance of the election, and what to expect at the polls in November.

Courtney Flynn Martino is Senior Manager of Transatlantic Relations at Bertelsmann Foundation North America, managing a portfolio including the Transatlantic Barometer policy platform and conducting research on the U.S.-German relationship, with a focus on eastern Germany. She holds a M.A. in German and European Studies and a Certificate in Diplomatic Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a double B.A. in German and Classical Studies from Wake Forest University.


Part 2: An Introduction to “The 2024 U.S. Embassy School Election Project” and Q & A (Prof. Torben Schmidt, Sina Werner from Leuphana University Lüneburg, Katja Krüger Life e.V. Explorarium)


June 14th, 2024


Part 1: Input “Demographic Change and the Transformation of U.S. Politics and Government" by Mark J. Rozell with Q & A

The focus of this presentation is on how rapid population change will transform US politics and the implications for the political parties and public policies. Prof. Rozell will place this discussion within the context of the current presidential election.

Mark J. Rozell is the founding dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He holds the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy. He is the author or coauthor of 13 books and editor of 20 additional books on various topics in U.S. government and politics, including the Presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, southern politics, and interest groups in elections. He has testified before Congress on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad. In recent years, he has lectured in Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Vietnam. Rozell is a contributing writer for the Washington Post. His column on Virginia politics appears in Local Opinions. Since 1994, he has served as a judge for the Gerald R. Ford Award Committee for Outstanding Reporting on the Presidency for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation.


Part 2: An Introduction to “The 2024 U.S. Embassy School Election Project” and Q & A (Prof. Torben Schmidt, Sina Werner from Leuphana University Lüneburg, Katja Krüger Life e.V. Explorarium)