Claudia Clark
Author and Speaker

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Is On Her Way Out—What is Next for Germany and the EU?

Feature on PRlog
By: Claudia Clark, Author

WASHINGTON – Aug. 25, 2019 – PRLog — “Democracy lives off change”, German Chancellor Angela Merkel replied to a journalist about President Obama´s eminent departure during their final joint press conference in 2016. In a surprising move, Merkel announced her own exit from the political spotlight in Hamburg last December. Her resignation means that for the first time in nearly two decades, Germany´s conservative Christian Democratic Union party will not have Merkel at the helm. Their partnership has helped the world overcome the economic crisis of 2009, the Iran Nuclear Deal was signed, and the Paris Climate Accord was also signed. As a tribute to the steady leadership Merkel provided to not just Germany and the EU, but the United States, I have written a book entitled,  My Partner, My Friend: The Relationship Between U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, this book is a timely reflection on the importance of Transatlantic partnerships in the increased globalized world. Read more here and get a freechapter: https://claudiaclarkauthor.com (https://claudiaclarkauthor.com/books/)

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Claudia Clark author of MY PARTNER, MY FRIEND

Program Meeting – April 2019
Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30 PM

April’s speaker will be Claudia Clark, author of MY PARTNER, MY FRIEND The Relationship between U.S President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. The book explores how the relationship between Barack Obama and Dr. Angela Merkel evolved from one of extreme apprehension to one of deep friendship and a partnership that captivated the world, and why their partnership is so important to today’s world leaders – the transformation of their relationship exemplifies how it is possible for political adversaries to establish a bond of trust, respect, and even friendship.

Clark received her BA in History and Public Policy from Michigan State University, where she served as President of the College Democrats and was active in Amnesty International, NOW, and Pro-Choice groups. She holds an M.A. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Masters in U.S. History with an emphasis on women’s history from San Jose State University, and an MSW from the University of Michigan with an emphasis in Community Organizing.

Clark has worked on numerous political and social justice campaigns, including serving as a campaign manager for a school bond measure for the South San Francisco Unified Schools Campaign; a community organizer with ACORN; a field organizer for the South Bay Labor Organization, San Jose, CA; and a field organizer for the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy families. Her volunteerism includes many Democratic Party organizations, NAACP groups, Planned Parenthood affiliations, and Toastmaster’s International.

Clark and her husband recently moved from San Jose, California, to Landshut, Bavaria, Germany where she was recently elected as the national, Get OutThe Vote Coordinator (GOTV) with the Democrats Abroad Germany Chapter. She is currently conducting research for her next book about West German families who were separated by the Berlin Wall during the Cold War.

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An Evening with Author Claudia Clark

Posted by Marc Castagnera | Hamburg Chapter Chair, Germany

Democrats Abroad Hamburg is proud to present an evening with Claudia Clark, the author of the upcoming book, MY PARTNER, MY FRIEND. Her book “…explores how the relationship between Barack Obama and Dr. Angela Merkel evolved from one of extreme apprehension to one of deep friendship and a partnership that captivated the world.”

The evening will begin at 6:30 with a Meet and Greet before Ms Clark begins her talk at 7pm.

Clark received her BA in History and Public Policy from Michigan State University, where she served as President of the College Democrats and was active in Amnesty International, NOW, and Pro-Choice groups. She holds an M.A. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Masters in U.S. History with an emphasis on women’s history from San Jose State University, and an MSW from the University of Michigan with an emphasis in Community Organizing.

Clark has worked on numerous political and social justice campaigns, including serving as a campaign manager for a school bond measure for the South San Francisco Unified Schools Campaign; a community organizer with ACORN; a field organizer for the South Bay Labor Organization, San Jose, CA; and a field organizer for the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy families. Her volunteerism includes many Democratic Party organizations, NAACP groups, Planned Parenthood affiliations, and Toastmaster’s International.

Clark and her husband recently moved from San Jose, California, to Landshut, Bavaria, Germany where she was recently elected as the national, Get OutThe Vote Coordinator (GOTV) with the Democrats Abroad Germany Chapter. She is currently conducting research for her next book about West German families who were separated by the Berlin Wall during the Cold War.

Monthly Meeting – Special Guest Speaker Claudia Clark, Author of My Partner, My Friend: The Relationship between U.S President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel

Posted by Emily Froemel | Munich Chapter Vice Chair

Local member Claudia Clark will be giving a book talk on her book My Partner, My Friend. The book explores how the relationship between President Barack Obama and Dr. Angela Merkel evolved from one of extreme apprehension to one of deep friendship and a partnership that captivated the world.  My Partner, My Friend explains why Pres. Barack Obama’s and Dr. Angela Merkel’s partnership is so important to today’s world leaders – the transformation of their relationship exemplifies how it is possible for political adversaries to establish a bond of trust, respect, and even friendship.

Podcasts

Claudia Clark (Spoken Label)

April 2021

The book is described as “Dear Barack explores how the relationship between Barack Obama and Dr. Angela Merkel evolved from one of extreme apprehension to one of deep friendship and a partnership that captivated the world.

Dear Barack explains why Barack Obama’s and Dr. Angela Merkel’s partnership is so important to today’s world leaders – the transformation of their relationship exemplifies how it is possible for political adversaries to establish a bond of trust, respect, and even friendship.”

                  

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That Thing About Writing My First Book
One More Thing Before You Go

Michael R Herst EPISODE 62, 2nd February 2021

In this episode we have a conversation with Claudia Clark who is an Ex-Pat currently living overseas, who shares her journey of researching and writing her book My Partner, My Friend which explains why Barack Obama’s and Dr. Angela Merkel’s partnership is so important to today’s world leaders, and how the transformation of their relationship exemplifies how it is possible for political adversaries to establish a bond of trust, respect, and even friendship. My Partner, My Friend explores how the relationship between Barack Obama and Dr. Angela Merkel evolved from one of extreme apprehension to one of deep friendship and a partnership that captivated the world.

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Can Biden Mend Fences With Europe?

The Gary Baumgarten Report

The relationship between the United States and Europe deteriorated the past four years. Most notably between President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe’s longest-serving democratic leader. Claudia Clark, author of the book My Partner, My Friend, which details the close relationship between former President Obama and Merkel, takes a look at how that all eroded during the Trump administration. And makes some predictions about the chances of restoration during a Biden presidency.

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Leadership, the future and tea

Talking leadership in politics with Claudia Clark, Andy Davies

Leadership, the future and tea: Special Guest Claudia Clark. Claudia has written a book entitled ‘My partner, my friend’ about the relationship between Angela Merkel and Barack Obama. There are some great leadership examples to takeaway to the business world and it’s fascinating to hear Claudia’s experience of writing the book.

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Claudia Clark – Obama and Merkel: Inclusive…

The Global Fluency Podcast

Join us for this fascinating conversation with Claudia Clark, author of “My Partner, My Friend: The Relationship Between President Obama and German Chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel.” During this episode, we explore the cross-cultural communication between these two political figures. It is an intriguing exploration of how differing communication styles can foster inclusion, as well as lead to authentic interpersonal relationships and friendships.

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Video Interviews

ExpertsConnect EP. 10: Key Issues at Stake in the US Presidential Election

Feature on TeachSomebody with Kadian Davis-Owusu (PhD)

The United States presidential election 2020, is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. In this 59th quadrennial presidential election, many issues are at stake, namely health care, climate change, and trade and economy.

In this episode of ExpertsConnect, we had a conversation concerning the Key Issues at Stake in the US Presidential  Election with Claudia Clark (MSW), Political Activist, Historian, and Author of My Partner, My Friend.

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Politics in a Pandemic

The News with OB

Claudia Clark, currently serves as the national Get Out The Vote (GOTV) coordinator for Democrats Abroad Germany. She has worked on political and social justice campaigns including women’s reproductive health issues, and LGBTQ rights.

Dear Barack

By Claudia Clark

The Relationship between U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel

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