Political Implications post-Trump
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin invites to an open online panel discussion on December 4th, looking at the Political Implications of Judicial Change post-Trump in the US and Europe.
The presidency of Donald Trump is drawing to a close in January of 2021. Over the past four years the sitting President of the United States has inaugurated changes in American and global politics with substantial and long-lasting effects.
The IPE Political Economy Forum at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR Berlin) presents an online panel discussion on “The Political Implications of Judicial Change post-Trump in the USA and Europe” on December 4, streaming live from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (CET) and is open to the public.
Panelists are Prof. Dr. Michael Dreyer, professor of Political Theory and History of Ideas at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and Dr. Brian Nicholson, Legal Counsel and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Jennifer Pédussel-Wu, HWR Berlin.
This IPE Political Economy Forum will focus on the issue of institutional change in the judiciary and its authoritarian implications in the US as well as in Europe. It is not just the US Supreme Court, which has changed the face of justice. As of September, 2020, the Senate has confirmed 218 judges nominated by Donald Trump – 53 of these are Appeals Court Judges and 161 are District court judges. They all were appointed, with far reaching implications. This is also symptomatic of a wider issue in the shift of institutions not only in the US but also in Europe such as in Turkey, Poland and Hungary.
The panel discussion is open to the public. Registration prior to the event is not required.
Meeting ID: 464 971 1669
Institute for International Political Economy Berlin (IPE)
The Political Economy Forum is a discussion series of the Institute for International Political Economy Berlin (IPE) at HWR Berlin exploring the relation between the economy and political power in a globalised world, and the social implications that this raises.
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR Berlin), with its more than 11,500 students, is one of the largest universities of applied sciences. It has a strong practical and international orientation, undertakes intensive and diverse research and maintains high quality standards. Its degree programme portfolio comprises Business, Administration, Law and Security Management as well as Engineering in more than 60 degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBA levels. HWR Berlin is the largest provider of cooperative study programmes and cooperates with over 700 companies. It promotes knowledge and technology transfer and supports start-up activities through Startup Incubator Berlin. The university maintains 195 active partnerships with universities on all continents and is a member of “UAS7 – Alliance for Excellence”. HWR Berlin is a leader in the internationalization of business administration degree programmes, occupying top positions in Germany-wide rankings compiled by the CHE, the Centre for Higher Education. A countrywide survey run by DEUTSCHLAND TEST repeatedly confirmed the university as a “TOP Business School” for its advanced training. HWR Berlin supports the initiative of the German Rectors’ conference: “Cosmopolitan Universities – Against Xenophobia“.
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Hein
Prof. Dr. Sigrid Betzelt