Upcoming event: U.S. Elections 2016 – The Morning After

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A joint event series of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

The world has witnessed an unprecedented presidential election campaign over the past two years. The two main candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could not be wider apart when it comes to their policies and public appearance. However they do have one thing in common:  both are perceived highly unfavorably by a deeply divided U.S. public. Election Day on November 8th promises to be exciting until the last polling stations close.

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Upcoming Event: Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon “The U.S. Presidential Campaign 2012: How Obama mobilized the grass-roots”

SaraThursday, 31 January 2013
Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Ave de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

The Obama Campaign 2012 was the largest grass-roots effort in the history of campaign management, according to Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina. It was also the most technology-heavy campaign. The strategy, which achieved Obama’s re-election, mobilized record numbers of volunteers and used new innovate technologies. As the youngest female national director on the Obama campaign in 2012, Sara el-Amin oversaw training and campaign curriculum development for staff, volunteer leaders, volunteers, and the fellow/intern training programs in all 50 states. For the last three months of the race, she successfully ran Virginia’s “Get Out The Vote” operation. What were the most significant elements of the new campaign strategy? What distinguishes it from past election campaigns? Is Europe ready for US-style elections?

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