The US presidential election comes at a time when the two major parties are especially divided. But, regardless of the outcome, Americans and their leaders are going to have to make difficult choices on how to confront a still struggling economy, growing national debt, and the country’s uncertain role on the international stage.

Our panel of experts discussed these challenges and how the US can and should proceed in the years ahead. The panel also provided an opportunity to discuss not only who will win the election but its implications on US domestic and foreign policy.

A postgraduate information session was also held before the panel discussion and gave prospective students an opportunity to speak one-on-one with our academics about the Master of United States Studies. Guests also had the opportunity to network with current students and alumni of the program.


  • Nick Bryant, BBC Correspondent
  • Mike Seccombe, Business and Economics Correspondent, The Global Mail
  • Rebecca Sheehan, Lecturer in United States History
  • Moderator: John Barron, ABC journalist and co-host of Planet America