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Otto Wolff Lecture: The State of American Politics and the 2018…

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Interesting Talks Group
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Mon 08 Oct 19:00 - 21:30

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Otto Wolff Lecture: The State of American Politics and the Protected content Elections

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Organized by:
The City of Cologne, the Otto Wolff Foundation and Amerika Haus e.V. NRW, in cooperation with IHK Cologne, cordially invite you to the annual Otto Wolff Lecture.

Opening:
• Andreas Wolter
Deputy Mayor of Cologne

Lecture:
• Jim McDermott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Protected content 2016
for the 7th Congressional District of Washington

Moderated Discussion
• Sumangali Somaskanda
Senior news anchor at DW News (Deutsche Welle)

The US Congressional elections – also known as the “midterms” – are sometimes regarded as a referendum on the sitting President’s performance. This year, much seems to be at stake, and interest is high both inside and outside the US. Since Donald J. Trump’s Protected content as President, the political landscape has changed:

the country and its two major parties are deeply divided, old truths are increasingly called into question, and the future course of the country remains unclear. Congressman Jim McDermott will shed light on the elections and their possible outcomes, and will explain what this might mean for US domestic politics and transatlantic relations.

Jim McDermott has over 40 years of public service in the federal and state government. He served on the United States House Ways and Means Committee, i. e. the House of Representatives’ chief tax-writing committee, and was a member of its Progressive Caucus. He frequently appeared on major national and international media outlets and is known as an accomplished communicator – e.g., through his TEDx talks. Jim McDermott holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College.

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