Upcoming Event: “The 2014 U.S. Midterm elections – Analysis and outlook”

Wednesday, 10 December

12.00-14.00h

Venue: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71
1000 BrusselsFoto

About the event

The Republican Party scored a major victory in this year’s Midterm elections, extending their majority in the House and seizing the Senate from the Democrats. Many analysts have attributed the Democrats’ defeat to widespread voter discontent with President Obama. Evidently, with the Grand Old Party in power of both chambers in Congress, the prospects for Obama’s last two years in office are even gloomier. Or aren’t they?

Future Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, has signaled that he wants to find compromise and end Washington’s gridlock. But will the parties be able to pass urgently needed reforms, for example a new immigration bill? And which policy areas are likely to see no progress at all in the coming two years? How will the U.S. act in the international arena? Join us and our two American experts for a discussion of these and many more questions.

Welcome

George Van Bergen, Senior Policy Advisor, American Jewish Committee, Brussels

Speakers
Robert Moran,
Partner at Brunswick Group, Polling Expert

Rick Weiland, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator of South Dakota

Moderation
Claus Gramckow,
Representative USA & Canada, Transatlantic Dialogue, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Kindly register by e-mail by 5 December 2014 at http://tinyurl.com/FNF-midterms or email to register.brussels@fnst.org.

Please find the complete invitation here.

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Photo credits: flickr.com/srankin