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