UCL Institute of the Americas


Josephine Harmon delivers lecture on US Politics Today lecture at US Embassy in London

10 November 2022

Josephine Harmon delivering the British Library US Politics Today Lecture in November 2022

Congratulations to UCL Americas PhD candidate Josephine Harmon on the recent delivery of the 2022 US Politics Today lecture programme. The event was held over 2 days at the US Embassy, in partnership with the British Library and the Eccles Centre for American Studies

As part of the annual Congress to Campus programme, the Eccles Centre usually hosts two one-day conferences at the British Library designed for students and teachers of US politics. The visiting Former Members of Congress are joined by British-based academics and commentators for detailed discussions of key topics in US politics, including the Presidency, the Supreme Court, the role of interest groups, and foreign policy.

The 2022 conference took place on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 November at the US Embassy in Nine Elms, London.

Josephine Harmon

Josephine is currently a PhD student at UCL Institute of the Americas. Her research project, titled Coalition between Diverse Conservative Interest Groups and Gun Politics examines the mechanisms and drivers of political co-operation among interest groups on the right who seek to protect gun rights. Her specialist area is think tanks and interest groups, co-operation and the role of values in political action. She uses political theory with qualitative methods. She is working under the supervision of Professor Gareth Davies and Dr Nadia Hilliard. Read more about her research here.


Josephine Harmon  |  academic profile

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Professor Gareth Davies | academic profile

Dr Nadia Hilliard | academic profile



Josephine Harmon delivering the 2022 British Library US Politics Today Lecture at the US embassy in London