A total of 469 seats in the U.S. Congress (34 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on November 8, 2022. Midterms often serve as a referendum on the administration in power while setting the table for the next presidential elections.
Prof. Goldfield will share his perspectives as a historian, review the Biden administration’s legislative achievements, discuss the history-making nomination of the first African-American candidate to the Supreme Court and comment on developments in the Democratic and Republican party.
Friedrich Naumann Foundation – Hybrid Roundtable Discussion
Midterm Elections 2022 – Historic Dimensions and Perspectives
on Monday, May 23, 2022 | 5pm CEST
at Reinhardtstraße 14, 4. OG, Saal 2A, Berlin or via zoom
Prof. David Goldfield, Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte
He is the author or editor of sixteen books including two, Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers (1982) and Black, White, and Southern (1991), nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in history, and America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation (2011). His newest book, The Gifted Generation, about life and the transformation of American politics after the Second World War (2017) was described by NPR as one of the “great books to hunker down with in 2018.” Goldfield is the Editor of the Journal of Urban History. He serves as Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and as an expert witness in voting rights cases.
Moderated by: Dr. Marcus Pindur, National Security Correspondent of Deutschlandfunk, former Correspondent in Washington, D.C. for German Public Radio
The event is organized in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
The event will be held in English.
Please RSVP by May 19, 2022, to participate on-site to email@example.com and to participate online to firstname.lastname@example.org