Gut aufgestellt? Trump und seine Herausforderer

AICGS President Emeritus Jack Janes discusses the upcoming 2020 presidential election on this episode of Der Tag podcast from HR2.

From HR2:

Ob wohl eine Frau die größte Chance hätte, den amerikanischen Präsidenten Donald Trump im nächsten Wahlkampf zu besiegen? Oder ein Klon von Barack Obama? Noch ist gar nicht klar, ob Donald Trump ein zweites Mal für die Präsidentschaft kandidieren wird. Dennoch werden alle amerikanischen Politiker mit Ambitionen auf das Weiße Haus darauf abgeklopft: Kann er oder sie Trump schlagen? Das Gedränge in der Demokratischen Partei ist jetzt schon groß. Fünfzehn Männer und Frauen haben bereits ihre Kandidatur angekündigt, und es werden sicher noch mehr werden. Schon fühlen die Wahlkampf-Strategen der Partei den Puls der Kandidaten: Wer hat das nötige Charisma? Ausstrahlung allein aber reicht nicht. Es muss auch ein zündendes Programm sein, um die Wählerbasis zu mobilisieren. Soll es eher links sein? Sind die amerikanischen Wähler nach 4 Jahren Trump 2020 reif für eine sozialistische Wende?


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This podcast originally aired on Hessischer Rundfunk on March 18, 2019.

The views expressed are those of the author(s) alone. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

Jackson Janes

President Emeritus of AICGS

Jackson Janes is the President Emeritus of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, where he has been affiliated since 1989.

Dr. Janes has been engaged in German-American affairs in numerous capacities over many years. He has studied and taught in German universities in Freiburg, Giessen and Tübingen. He was the Director of the German-American Institute in Tübingen (1977-1980) and then directed the European office of The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Bonn (1980-1985). Before joining AICGS, he served as Director of Program Development at the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh (1986-1988). He was also Chair of the German Speaking Areas in Europe Program at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, DC, from 1999-2000 and President of the International Association for the Study of German Politics from 2005-2010.

Dr. Janes is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Atlantic Council of the United States. He serves on the advisory boards of the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee, Beirat der Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (ZfAS), the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association, and the American Bundestag Intern Network (ABIN) in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Board of the German American Fulbright Commission and serves on the Selection Committee for the Bundeskanzler Fellowships for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington DC.

Dr. Janes has lectured throughout Europe and the United States and has published extensively on issues dealing with Germany, German-American relations, and transatlantic affairs. In addition to regular commentary given to European and American news radio, he has appeared on CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, CBC, and is a frequent commentator on German television. Dr. Janes is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Education.

In 2005, Dr. Janes was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Germany’s highest civilian award.

Education:
Ph.D., International Relations, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
M.A., Divinity School, University of Chicago
B.A., Sociology, Colgate University

Expertise:
Transatlantic relations, German-American relations, domestic German politics, German-EU relations, transatlantic affairs.