America has voted. On January 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Rarely has a U.S. presidential transition sparked as much attention and concern as the current one. Themed America United, Biden’s inauguration ceremony is intended to mark a new chapter drawing from a core pillar of his campaign in bringing the country together.
To conclude our Road to Election Night & Beyond series, 13 experts from the transatlantic community will convene in Berlin to help you make sense of the inaugural process and its implications on both sides of the Atlantic. Join us for two virtual discussions on Inauguration Day and listen in as key representatives from transatlantic institutions and political foundations share their expectations regarding the Biden-Harris administration and the future of the Euro-American bond.
Inauguration Day in America: Linking Washington and Berlin
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
4:40 – 8:00 p.m. (CET)
Framing a screening of the inaugural address, two panel discussions will be streamed live and feature the following speakers:
John B. Emerson
Chairman, American Council on Germany
Ambassador of the United States to Germany (2013−17)
President, American Academy in Berlin
Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State (2009−12)
Treasurer, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.
Partner & Head of U.S. Country Practice, KPMG Germany
Board Member, Freundeskreis AmerikaHaus NRW e.V.
Director, MSL Germany
Head and TV Editor-in-Chief of ARD-Hauptstadtstudio in Berlin
Anahita Thoms LL.M.
Board Member, Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
Partner, Baker McKenzie
Dr. Meike Zwingenberger
Executive Director, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations
Christian Schmidt MdB
President, German Atlantic Association
Representative to the U.S. and Canada, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Board Member, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Member of the German Bundestag (FDP)
Senior Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Chairman, Hanns Seidel Foundation
Member of the European Parliament (CSU)
Executive Director North America, Heinrich-Böll-Foundation
The two panels will be moderated by
Senior Anchor for Deutsche Welle News
On the day of the event, join the conversation via Twitter using the hashtag #R2EN for a chance of your question being featured in the panel discussions. This special format is part of the transatlantic virtual event series Road to Election Night & Beyond #R2EN, which is organized and hosted by several transatlantic institutions and political foundations. More information on the series can be found at www.landing.berlin-election-night.de. Please note: This event will be on the record and posted afterward in its entirety on YouTube.
Note: The link to the event / the dial-in data will be sent with the registration confirmation.