The Importance of the US Elections for the European Union

Kursnummer: 116020on

Does it matter who wins the US elections?

When: Thursday, 29 October 2020,
15:00–16:30 Central European Time
Where: online via Webex

Cooperation project with the Representation of the European Commission in Austria.

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Registration is mandatory. Deadline: 28 October 2020. Webex link will be sent one day before the event.


Walter Russell Mead, expert in the US foreign policy, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute (Washington DC), Global View Columnist at The Wall Street Journal and Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College in New York.

Topic: Does it make a difference for the EU who wins the US elections?

Martin Selmayr, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Austria; Secretary-General of the European Commission (2018-2019), Chief of Cabinet of the  former President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker (2014-2018).

Topic: What is the importance of the US elections for the EU? (on background)


Ivan Vejvoda, Senior Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences, IWM (Vienna), director of the IWM Europe’s Futures program, former Senior Vice President for Programs at the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States.


Two 15 – minute presentations followed by a live Q&A.

Target Groups

Journalists from the Austria-based media.

Number of participants: Maximum 50

Further Questions

For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomic, seminar manager,, or call 0676 365 26 93

29.10.202015:00 - 16:30
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich.
Walter Russell, Ivan Vejvoda, Martin Selmayr
Online via Webex