The North America Regional Office in Washington, D.C. is composed of two pillar programs. The Transatlantic Dialogue Program fosters political dialogue among political, business, scientific and cultural multipliers from the US, Canada and Germany and develops innovative liberal approaches and solutions to transatlantic issues. The Forum World Economic Order fosters dialogue among political, business and scientific multipliers by encouraging increased mutual understanding within the global economic landscape. Both initiatives seek to facilitate a transfer of knowledge among experts in order to make a worldwide contribution to social and economic progress.
Attack on the Capitol: In What Ways is the Media to Blame?
In an interview with rbb, the head of our Washington D.C. office discusses the role that the media played in the creation of the ‘Trump myth'. It was the media’s rationalization and normalization of Trump that made Trump so dangerous, as Claus Gramckow analyzes.
Attack on the Capitol: Biden Takes Over a Country Torn Apart
The saga of the seemingly never-ending presidential election reached an inglorious culmination yesterday. Traditionally, the U.S. Congress' certification process for the election results is a dry and formal affair. But this year, the day will go down in U.S. history as one of the most tumultuous days in U.S. domestic politics.
Attack on the Capitol: A Consequence of Radicalisation Online
The recent attack on the US Capitol is no surprise in retrospect. Donald Trump has repeatedly called on his supporters to “stand by”. For days, social media had been mentioning 6 January 2021 as the date to carry out violence if Congress did not revise the results of the 2020 presidential election. Ann Cathrin Riedel analyzes the consequences of online radicalization.
Election Victory for the Democrats in Georgia
Two months after the presidential election and for the first time in six years, Washington is now fully under Democratic control. On Tuesday, voters in the U.S. state of Georgia decided in two critical runoff elections which party controls the U.S. Senate, determining just how much President-elect Joe Biden can accomplish in his first two years in the White House.
The EU and a US Presidency: Joe Biden – The Return of Politics
Donald Trump has not yet left the White House and votes continue to be counted in some US states. But all the signs point to it: the next president of the United States of America will be Democrat Joe Biden – with Vice-President Kamala Harris by his side. What does the Democratic duo’s victory mean for transatlantic relations? The four years of the Trump presidency were a constant transatlantic stress test.
Human Rights Work 2020
Human rights are particularly threatened in times of Corona. Disinformation and right-wing populism endanger liberal democracies worldwide. With our liberal human rights work, we actively support projects for digital education, the rule of law, tolerance and media freedom. The year 2020 was dominated by the global issue of disinformation and false news.