Events | Rethinking Democracy – How Megatrends Shape Our Future: Talk by Andrea Römmele

Online | March 26, 2024

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (MST) | Online

Join Fellow Andrea Römmele and the Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico for a talk on "Rethinking Democracy – How Megatrends Shape Our Future!"

Andrea Römmele, Professor of Political Communication, Dean and Vice President at the Hertie School in Berlin, researches the impact that major societal 'megatrends' – such as technology and AI, urbanization, demographic and social change, climate change and resource scarcity, or global growth markets – have on Western democracies.

How do different systemic and societal structures in Germany and the U.S. affect these developments? She is currently a Fellow at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles, a residency center and space for transatlantic debate in the former exile home of the German Nobel-laureate Thomas Mann. During her residency in Los Angeles, she explores the consequences of these megatrends for democracy from a transatlantic perspective: How can democratic systems shape these consequences? How can we overthink traditional political approaches and implement political systems that not only administer but lead the way into a visionary future?


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Andrea Römmele holds a master’s degree from San Francisco State University, a doctorate from the University of Heidelberg, and a habilitation from Freie Universität Berlin. Römmele’s research interests include digital democracy, elections, and electoral campaigns and parties. For Römmele, a central issue is mediating between science and practice. One of her current projects is the “Democracy Report,” developed jointly with German TV station ARD, which she moderates herself.




An event by the Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico in collaboration with the Thomas Mann House, Los Angeles.

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