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Webinar: Teaching the U.S. Elections 2020
June 3, 2020

Webinar series on Teaching the U.S. Election 2020


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Webinar – Teaching the U.S. Elections 2020
Webinar II
Date:   June 16, 2020
Time:  16:00-17:30
Language:  English

Offered by Teach About US

The U.S. Embassy Berlin and the U.S. Consulates General in Germany, our principal project partners Leuphana University Lüneburg and LIFE e.V., together with a number of local and state partners will conduct the U.S. Embassy School Election Project 2020 in the fall. This seminar on Teaching the U.S. Elections 2020 is supported specifically by two partners: the U.S. Consulate General Munich and the Academy for Teacher Training in Dillingen. It will introduce potential participants and future teachers to cutting-edge pedagogical approaches and educational technologies. It will include input from an American expert on the U.S. elections.

Due to concerns about the coronavirus and in order to enable a wider audience to participate in this discussion, we invite you to join us via webinar. Please register to join the conversation and take part in the Q&A with the faculty. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

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Teaching the U.S. Elections 2020 –Voting in Times of Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities

Mark Rozell, Dean, Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Teach About US – Innovative Ways of Teaching English: The Election Project 2020

Joannis Kaliampos, Program Manager, Teach About US

Leuphana University Lüneburg

Project goals

The U.S. Embassy School Election Project is designed to promote a better understanding of the U.S. presidential election process. The project links numerous schools in Germany with partner schools in the United States. Many teachers and students in Germany work with their American counterparts and through the Meet US program to research the political viewpoints in their particular adopted state. Students not only learn about the foundation of American democracy, they build one-on-one relationships with the people who form it.

The U.S. Embassy School Election Project was awarded the renowned Hans-Eberhard-Piepho Prize for Ideas in Communicative Language Teaching in 2013.



Mark Rozell, Dean
Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy
School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University

Mark J. Rozell is the Founding Dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He holds the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel chair in public policy. He is the author of nine books and editor of twenty additional books on various topics in US government and politics, including the Presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, and interest groups in elections. His latest book is “Federalism: A Very Short Introduction” (Oxford University Press, 2019). He has testified before Congress on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the US and abroad. In recent years, he has lectured in Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Vietnam. Rozell writes frequent opinion columns for major media outlets such as The Hill, New York Daily News, and Politico. He is often asked to comment about his areas of expertise for television and in publications such as The Washington Post and Time Magazine. He currently serves as a Judge for the Gerald R. Ford Award Committee for Outstanding Reporting on the Presidency for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation.  Please visit Dr. Rozell’s website for more information: http://markrozell.gmu.edu.


Joannis Kaliampos

Researcher in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Leuphana University Lüneburg


Joannis Kaliampos is the educational project manager and teacher trainer for the project Teach About USwhich includes the award-winning U.S. Embassy School Election Project (Hans Eberhard Piepho Prize2013) and Going Green – Education for Sustainability project (“Ausgezeichnete Orte – Land der Ideen” 2015). He received a Staatsexamen degree in English and History (Gymnasium) from Justus Liebig University Gießen. He has held teaching positions at a secondary school (Lahntalschule Lahnau), in the German program of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (Fulbright scholarship), and as writing consultant for international students (Justus Liebig University Gießen). Joannis Kaliampos is currently completing a PhD on learner task perceptions in blended learning EFL projects.