What the heck is going on in the US presidential election?

Part of the series

When

6.30pm–7.30pm

10 May 2016

Where

The University of Sydney

Type

Public forum

Topics

Politics

The Fulbright Commission, the University of Sydney and the United States Studies Centre presented a public lecture from Professor Carol Weissert, Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Political Science, sponsored by Flinders University.

The 2016 US presidential election has started out as one of the most raucous, populist, bombastic, and vituperative in the nation’s history. In an analysis of the road to 8 November, Professor Weissert discussed current events in the context of political science research and electoral history, including the importance of party primaries, the influence of campaign money and big donors, role of the press, expected turnout, supporter profiles, and overall assessments of the election and how it reflects the current US democratic process.

The lecture was followed with a Q&A session moderated by Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

Featuring

  • Professor Carol Weissert
    2015 Fulbright-Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science, Australian-American Fulbright Commission

    Carol Weissert was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in 2016. Weissert is the 2015 Fulbright-Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science. She is the LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar and Chair of Civic Education and Political Science at the Department of Political Science at Florida State University. Her research interests include federalism, state politics and health policy.

 

Part of the series

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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