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“One crises, many faces: US elections and the fight against autocracy” - Berliner Korrespondenzen (November 1)

One crises, many faces: US elections and the fight against autocracy - Berliner Korrespondenzen

“One crises, many faces: US elections and the fight against autocracy” - Berliner Korrespondenzen, © Berliner Korrespondenzen

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On the occasion of the upcoming US presidential election, Berliner Korrespondenzen will stream a digital special edition live.

Increasing Corona numbers, racism and police violence, fires and storms, a tanking economy and quarrels about the supreme court: Numerous crises seem to reinforce and complicate each other. What is at stake in the race Biden vs. Trump? Together with Masha Gessen and Harold James we want to discuss the state of transatlantic relations and debate what constitutes the “system Trump” in political, social and economic regards and what are the odds to prevent four more years of his presidency.

Masha Gessen has written “the platonic ideal of an anti-Trump book” (Washington Post) with 2020’s Surviving Autocracy. Here as well as in weekly columns for the New Yorker, Gessen analyses US-politics in unique and illuminating ways by putting them in relation to historical and contemporary developments in Russia and Europe. Harold James is one of the world’s leading experts on transatlantic economic history and globalization. Like few other historians he manages to shed light on contemporary developments like the crisis of the European Union (Europe Contested: From the Kaiser to Brexit, 2019) or the social and political effects of globalization by contrasting them to past Events.

With Masha Gessen and Harold James

Moderation: Catherine Newmark


For those who cannot connect live, a recording of the discussion will be available as a video and as a podcast online.


Berliner Korrespondenzen is a panel series by Gorki Theater and Allianz Forum in collaboration with the Humboldt Universität Berlin and the German Federal Foreign Office.


Location & Time:

Sunday, November 1 - 13.30 PM EST (7.30 PM CET)

Livestream : BerlinerKorrespondenzen - Live

No registration needed


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