The Imprint of Trumpism: Exploring Conservative America
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) and The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) are pleased to invite you to our symposium on the future of conservative America and President Donald Trump’s shake-up of the Republican Party.
President Trump’s populist policies and blunt rhetoric have produced divisions within his own party as well as a backlash across the country. However, Donald Trump’s supporters feel well represented in Washington. They greatly admire his tenacity and think he has what it to takes to change America for the better. With the midterm elections only a few months away, the United States will soon know if Trumpism can ensure electoral victories for Republicans or if it is becoming too great a stress for the American public.
The symposium will explore the inner dynamics of conservative America and the uneasy marriage of moderate Republicanism, conservative activism, and Trumpian populism. It will examine the fault line between the Trumpers and the never-Trumpers from conservative as well as liberal perspectives; and it will survey some of the policy areas that are important to President Trump, such as trade, economics, and migration. American experts will give presentations and debate these issues; German analysts will give comments and involve the audience in a conversation.
- Michael Gerson, Columnist, The Washington Post; Television Host, PBS; and former Speechwriter and Advisor to President George W. Bush
- Michael Stumo, CEO and President, The Coalition for a Prosperous America, a nonprofit organization supporting President Trump’s trade agenda
- Peter Skerry, Professor, Boston College; Migration Expert and Author “Opposing Immigration Wasn’t Always Racist”
- Michael Hüther, Director and Member of the Executive Board, The German Economic Institute
- Mariam Lau, Political Correspondent, Die Zeit
- Almut Möller, Head of Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
- Philip Stephens, Chief Political Commentator, Financial Times
- Jan Techau, Director of the European Program and Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
We kindly ask for your RSVP by May 30. If you have any questions, please contact Franka Ellman at +49 30 2888 1362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.