Lunch Hour Lecture: Trump, 2020, and America in a post-Covid world
UCL Minds Lunch Hour Lectures
Trump, 2020, and America in a post-Covid world
Date: Thursday 2 July 2020
Speaker: Dr Brian Klaas, Lecturer in Global Politics, UCL
About the lecture:
The pandemic has affected American politics and America's place in geopolitics. In this talk, Dr Klaas will provide an update on key dynamics heading toward the 2020 election in November while also forecasting how the United States will behave differently once the pandemic subsides. Will the US lose ground to China in geopolitical positioning? Will a new Cold War between Beijing and Washington erupt as each tries to blame the other for pandemic-related failures? And what are the stakes when voters head to the polls in November?