American Election Night 2016

In 2012, Bamberg University’s American Studies program celebrated its first "American Election Night." On November 8, 2016, we came together again to discuss electoral proceedings, the candidates, media coverage and much else concerning the presidential election. Students, colleagues, and friends of the university joined us for an evening of up-to-date analyses, live debates, and critical discussions – while eagerly awaiting the results.


08:30 p.m. Panel Discussion (English)

  • Dr. Corina Schulze (Political Sciences, Univ. of South Alabama, USA)
  • Paul-Henri Campbell (German-American author and columnist, Frankfurt a.M./Massachussetts, USA)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Saalfeld (Political Sciences, Univ. of Bamberg)
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Gerhardt (American Studies, Univ. of Bamberg)

09:15 p.m. Potluck Buffett and drinks by the Student Board (Fachschaft GuK)

09:30 p.m. Presentation (German)

  • "Negative Campaigning und Populismus - Kommunikative Charakteristika der US Wahlkampfkommunikation 2016" (Dr. André Haller)

10:15 p.m. Election Night Quiz and Music by "Dawn on Mars"

11:00 p.m. Live Coverage

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