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Federalism in Crisis: U.S. and German Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

UNC TransAtlantic Masters Program alum Brandon Bohrn will discuss his first solo publication for the Bertelsmann Foundation, Federalism in Crisis: U.S. and German Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The publication elucidates the key cultural, structural, institutional, and political elements of both federal systems, and explores how these characteristics have impacted the interplay between federal, state, and local actors during the pandemic. In essence, it helps to explain why we have largely seen conflict and dysfunction in the U.S. and cooperation and coordination in Germany.

RSVP to tam@unc.edu for Zoom information.

Cover of the Bertelsmann Foundation report Federalism in Crisis: U.S. and German Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Speaker

Headshot of Brandon Bohrn.
Brandon Bohrn joined the Bertelsmann Foundation in January 2020 as Manager of Transatlantic Relations. Specifically, he manages the German-American relations project. Before joining Bertelsmann, Brandon served as an intern with the U.S. Embassy Berlin, U.S. Consulate Düsseldorf, and U.S. Senate. He also participated in the Fulbright program as an English teaching assistant in Wanne-Eickel, Germany. Brandon completed the TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM) in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As part of the program, he spent one year as a DAAD scholar at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Brandon is also a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He speaks German and some Turkish.

This event is co-sponsored by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the UNC TransAtlantic Masters Program.

Details

Date:
March 12
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm