It’s More Than the Economy, Stupid: What Can We Expect from the 2020 US Presidential Election?
29 October 2020, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
The Centre on US Politics, in collaboration with Policy and Practice and with support from the US Department of State, brings you the first in its series of events on the 2020 US elections.
This event is free.
The 2020 US presidential election will take place amidst the background of a global pandemic, high unemployment, protests for racial justice, catastrophic wildfires wrought by climate change, and rising political polarisation. At stake is the direction of federal politics and policymaking for the next four years, as well as control of the Senate, the House of Representatives and a number of state offices. What can we expect from a Joe Biden administration or a second term of Donald Trump? In this panel discussion, four leading experts—Brian Klaas (Washington Post and UCL CUSP), Anne Joseph O'Connell (Stanford Law School), Colin Provost (UCL CUSP), and Sherrill Stroschein (UCL SPP)—will discuss politics, policy, and governance under Trump’s first term and what this election may bring after Election Day.
Brian Klaas is a political scientist at UCL and a weekly columnist for the Washington Post. He has written three books: The Despot's Accomplice (Oxford University Press), The Despot's Apprentice (Hurst & Co), and How to Rig an Election (Yale University Press). His research focuses on democracy, authoritarianism, Trumpism, the nature of power, political violence, and US foreign policy. Before becoming an academic, he co-managed a winning campaign for Governor in his home state of Minnesota.
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