US midterm elections: Trump checked or Trump confirmed?

On 6 November the entire US House of Representatives, one third of the US Senate and thirty-six governorships are up for election. With a Republican controlled White House, House of Representatives, Senate and Supreme Court, will this majority remain or will Democrats make gains on election day? Have voters and parties changed their priorities and platforms since the last election? Has the surge of progressive candidates had an impact on voters? What do the results say for the future of the Republican party? And what do they tell us about the state of American democracy? Join us for a discussion on the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections.

Opening statement

Nelson W. Cunningham is President and Co-founder of McLarty Associates. Prior to co-founding McLarty Associates, Mr. Cunningham served in the White House as Special Advisor to President Clinton on Western Hemisphere affairs and as General Counsel at the White House Office of Administration.

Panel discussion

Sudha David-Wilp is Senior Transatlantic Fellow and Deputy Director of the Berlin office of the German Marshall Fund. She has been working with Congress for over a decade and oversees the Congress-Bundestag Forum at GMF. Prior to this, she served as Director of International Programs at the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress in Washington, DC.

Peter Beyer is a member of the German Bundestag and Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Office. He also serves as parliamentary Special Rapporteur on Transatlantic Relations in the Committee on Foreign Affairs. (Photo: Peter Beyer by Tobias Koch)

Andrea Römmele is Dean of Executive Education and Professor for Communication in Politics and Civil Society at the Hertie School of Governance. Her research interests are comparative political communications, political parties and public affairs.

Mark Hallerberg, Dean of Research and Faculty and Professor of Public Management and Political Economy at the Hertie School of Governance. His research focuses on fiscal governance, tax competition, financial crises, and European Union politics. (Photo: Mark Hallerberg by Martin Funck)

Moderated by Anna Sauerbrey, Editor, Der Tagesspiegel