American Flag waving under blue sky ©Steven Abraham /

USA Update 2023: A Nation Divided

Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

This master class for students will take place in-person in Amerikahaus and online via Zoom. Please note your prefered participation format in your registration e-mail.

Two years have passed since Joe Biden’s inauguration as president, and the 2022 midterm elections on November 8 have altered the make-up of Congress. In light of this, where does the United States stand? What administrative and legislative reforms have the Biden administration brought about and what changes are on the horizon considering the new members of Congress?

This seminar will look at central topics of American politics such as international relations and economic policy, as well as perennial issues like immigration and racial justice. Was the Democratic Party doomed to lose the congressional midterm elections a few weeks ago? And are there any signs of the Republican Party growing more independent of Donald Trump?

As usual, satirical cartoons and videos will provide comic relief on these often dark and serious issues.

This lecture is free of charge. Reservations can be made via e-mail by school teachers and individual students grades 11 through 13. Please include the number of students and your school's name with your registration.

Photo: ©Steven Abraham /

Dr. Markus Hünemörder with statues of Simpsons characters © Markus Hünemörder

About the Lecturer

Dr. Markus Hünemörder is a lecturer and academic adviser at the LMU Munich. His interests lie in U.S. politics and political culture. Dr. Hünemörder implements his thorough expert knowledge in these fields in order to inform his audiences about important U.S. topics. All the while, he uses just the right amount of humor and satirical cultural references to bring these topics into perspective.

Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations


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