The USA on the Eve of the Election


The first current topic for winter semester 2012/2012 in the "Uni im Rathaus" series is the election for the next US president on November 6. The evening titled "The USA on the Eve of the Election" will be hosted by WDR journalist, Bettina Staubitz. Panel participants include Professor Dr. Emanuel Richter from the RWTH Aachen Institute of Political Science, Professor Dr. Klaus Schwabe, RWTH Aachen Chair of Modern History, and WDR journalist Helmut Rehmsen.


World economic crisis, foreign-policy tensions and domestic challenges await the new most powerful man in the world. What makes the USA a worldpower and what effects does the election have on Europe and Germany? Which of the two candidates, Obama or Romney, will win the race, and what can America and the rest of the world expect from the victor?

Questions, concerns, and opinions from the audience are welcome.

The event is on Monday, November 5, 2012, at 7:30pm in the Coronation Hall of Aachen City Hall, Markt. Entrance is free of charge, registration not necessary.

More information is available under RWTH extern.