In this episode, we talk to Professor Paul Rundquist about the current state of transatlantic relations from a historical perspective. We also talked about his transatlantic career, impeachment proceedings against President Trump, and the ongoing presidential campaign.
Paul Rundquist is a former congressional operations specialist, who worked for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. for some 30 years. In this role, he gave training seminars for newly elected Members of Congress and their staff. He worked on a variety of policy issues including reform of the rules and procedures of Congress, democracy assistance programs for emerging democratic parliaments, the impeachment and trial of President Clinton, and on the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.
He also taught at George Washington University, Catholic University of America, and American University, in Washington, DC.
After his career with the Congressional Research Service, Paul Rundquist became a Fulbright Professor in Poland and Germany.
Talking to Paul Rundquist was an incredible opportunity to learn about the ways in which transatlantic relations are shaped through governmental and non-governmental action. He is uniquely suited to talk about both of these dimensions because he experiences them up close for many years.
It is people like Paul Rundquist that shape the transatlantic friendship that exists between Germany and the US!