POSTPONED: Democrats and the 2020 Race for the White House
GMF Berlin has decided to postpone its Annual Conference to a later date this year.
Inside America: GMF Berlin’s Annual Conference
After examining the state of the Republican Party and the topic of election security, this year’s “Inside America” conference will focus on the Democratic Party in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.
Supported by a strong economy and the power of incumbency, President Trump stands a good chance of being re-elected. Democrats, however, have garnered energy and optimism after gaining ground during the midterm elections. Yet, splits within the party could endanger chances for a victory in November. “Inside America” 2020 will look at the changing American electorate as well as ideological differences within the Democratic party regarding foreign and economic policy.
“Inside America” is the annual go-to meeting to gain a deeper understanding of the political, societal, and economic trends that shape contemporary America. “Inside America” provides substance, insights, and depth.
|8:30 a.m.||Registration & Coffee|
|9:00 a.m.||Welcome Remarks|
|9:15 a.m.||Scene Setter: The Changing Face of the American Electorate |
|• Stanley Greenberg, leading Democratic pollster and political strategist; former senior polling adviser to Bill Clinton and Al Gore; best-selling author|
|10:15 a.m.||Debate: Progressives vs. Moderates – Interparty Warfare or a United Front? |
|• Huck Gutman, former chief of staff to Bernie Sanders; co-author of Bernie Sanders’ political autobiography Outsider in the White House|
|• Carmel Martin, executive vice president for policy, Center for American Progress|
|11:45 a.m.||Lunch break|
|12:30 p.m.||Keynote: Coalition Building in a Culturally Divided Country|
|• The Honorable Terry McAuliffe, 72nd Governor of Virginia; former chairman of the Democratic National Committee|
|1:30 p.m.||Panel Discussion: Economic Policies: It’s the Economy, Stupid|
|• Rozlyn Engel, non-resident fellow, Carnegie Endowment; professor, U.S. Naval Academy; former director, Office of Macroeconomic Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury|
|• Thea M. Lee, president, Economic Policy Institute; former deputy chief of staff, policy director and chief international economist at the AFL-CIO; member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission|
|• Caroline Vaughan, Regional Director, Americans Abroad, Mike Bloomberg 2020|
|2:30 p.m.||Coffee Break|
|3:00 p.m.||Conversation: Withdraw or Engage? America’s Role in the World|
|• Kelly Magsamen, vice president, national security and international policy, Center for American Progress; former principal assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs at the Pentagon|
|4:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks|