|Wednesday, November 25, 2020||4:00PM - 5:00PM||Online 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.
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