Election Watch series kick off: Progressive politics and a coronavirus campaign trail

Election Watch series kick off: Progressive politics and a coronavirus campaign trail

Part of the series

When

11.00am–12.00pm

5 May 2020

Type

Webinar

Cost

Free, but registration is essential

We are six months out from arguably the most pivotal and fraught US election in living memory. The COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally altering the terrain on which the 2020 election will be contested. Amid an ongoing health crisis and a potentially catastrophic economic downturn, the Mueller report, the 2018 blue wave, and impeachment seem like ancient history.

To help interpret and analyse this unique election season, the USSC is hosting a serious of events featuring Australia’s leading US election experts who will provide critical insight for these challenging times. The first of our Election Watch events focussed on progressive politics and the pandemic with analysis from panellists Dr Charles Edel, Dr Gorana Grgic and Bruce Wolpe in a conversation moderated by USSC CEO Professor Simon Jackman.

Featuring

  • Dr Charles Edel
    Dr Charles Edel
    Senior Fellow, United States Studies Centre

    Dr Charles Edel is Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to this appointment, he was Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at the US Naval War College, and served on the US Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff from 2015-2017. In that role, he advised Secretary of State John Kerry on political and security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. 

  • Dr Gorana Grgic
    Dr Gorana Grgic
    Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy, United States Studies Centre (jointly appointed with the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney)

    Dr Gorana Grgic is a jointly appointed Lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations and the United States Studies Centre. Her research interests include transatlantic relations, US alliances, conflict resolution and democratisation. She is the author of Ethnic Conflict in Asymmetric Federations (Routledge 2017).

  • Bruce Wolpe
    Bruce Wolpe
    Non-Resident Senior Fellow, United States Studies Centre

    Bruce Wolpe is a Senior Fellow (non-resident) at the United States Studies Centre. Bruce is a regular contributor on US politics across media platforms in Australia. In recent years, Bruce has worked with the Democrats in Congress during President Barack Obama's first term, and on the staff of Prime Minister Julia Gillard. He has also served as the former PM's chief of staff.

  • Professor Simon Jackman
    Professor Simon Jackman
    Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

    Professor Simon Jackman commenced as CEO of the US Studies Centre in April 2016. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman's teaching and research centres on public opinion, election campaigns, political participation, and electoral systems with special emphasis on American and Australian politics.

 

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Election Watch

Since 2008 the United States Studies Centre has been helping make sense of the US presidential elections with a series of events featuring Centre experts and visitors.

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