Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 After Trump?: implications for US allies

Wednesday, November 25, 20204:00PM - 5:00PMOnline Event, Online Event


Agenda 2020: Making Sense of the American Election


Between the soaring COVID case count in the US and its economic costs, deep loyalty for Trump in the Republican base and deep partisan polarisation exposed by the election, what will be the points of policy change and continuity in US? While President-elect Biden promises to restore alliances and multilateralism as pillars of US foreign policy, what should close allies such as Australia and Canada reasonably expect from the new administration.

Professor Simon Jackman commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney in April 2016. Born and raised in Australia, he went to the U.S. for post-graduate study, which became a 27 year stay in the US, including twenty years as Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman’s research interests are in elections and public opinion, with a long publishing career spanning work on both the United States and Australia. In 2016 and 2017, Jackman served as an expert witness helping to secure the first successful legal challenges to partisan gerrymandering in the United States in decades. As leader of the US Studies Centre he oversees the Centre’s research on US politics, foreign policy and defence, and trade investment, ensuring the Centre’s analysis of America provides insight for Australian policymakers, scholars, the media and the public.


Simon Jackman
Professor, Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

Peter Loewen
Director of PEARL, Professor in the Department of Political Science & Munk School


PEARL (Policy, Elections & Representation Lab), Munk School

Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

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