Event Detail

Members of Congress: “After the US Presidential Election: USA-EU-Germany“

AmerikaHaus NRW e.V., the cities of Düsseldorf and Dortmund, the Europe Direct Centers of Düsseldorf and Dortmund, and Auslandsgesellschaft.de e.V. cordially invite you to a Townhall Discussion with one active and one former member of the US Congress

“After the US Presidential Election: USA - EU - Germany“

on November 17th, 2020
6 p.m.
via ZOOM

With words of welcome by

The Honorary Dr. Stephan Keller
Mayor of Duesseldorf 


The Honorable Thomas Westphal
Mayor of Dortmund

Speaking on this event will be

Rep. Melissa Hart
Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 4th district | 2001 - 2007

Melissa Anne Hart is an American lawyer and politician. She was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2007, representing Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district. She was the first Republican woman to represent Pennsylvania at the federal level. Prior to her service in Congress, Hart served in the Pennsylvania Senate, where she chaired the finance committee.


Rep. Jim McDermott
Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washingtons 7th District 1989-2017

Jim McDermott has over 40 years of public service in the federal and state government. He served on the United States House Ways and Means Committee, i. e. the House of Representatives’ chief tax-writing committee, and was a member of its Progressive Caucus. He frequently appeared on major national and international media outlets and is known as an accomplished communicator – e.g., through his TEDx talks. In 2018, he delivered AmerikaHaus NRW‘s Otto Wolff Lecture. Jim McDermott holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College.

The discussion will be moderated by

David Patrician
U.S. journalist and moderator


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