Andreas Falke on the 2012 US Presidential and Congressional Elections

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the first presidential debate. Photo: VOA/Wikimedia Commons

On 8 November, our parent organization – the Center for Security Studies – hosted a colloquium on the recently completed Presidential and Congressional elections in the United States. The guest speaker, Professor Andreas Falke, not only analyzed the election data for his audience, he also speculated on how the election’s outcomes might impact US domestic and foreign policies over the next four years, to include its influence on transatlantic relations.

Hosting Professor Falke also provided us with the opportunity to put some questions of our own to this keen observer of American politics. In the following podcast, we ask him whether he thought there was anything surprising about the election results, what the future holds for the US Republican Party, and what else we might expect from President Obama in his second term.

Professor Andreas Falke is Chair of International Studies at the School of Business and Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. His research interests include US domestic politics and policy, transatlantic economic relations and the politics of the World Trade Organization.


For further information on the topic, please view the following publications from our partners:

2012-2013 Presidential Election Period

Romney vs Obama: What the Atlantic Alliance Can Expect from the Next US President

Public Opinion, Foreign Policy and the 2012 Presidential Elections


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