After the Votes Are Cast: Discussing the 2020 US Presidential Election

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 19:00 to 21:00

The upcoming 2020 election for President of the United States is widely considered the “most important election” of our lifetimes. On Tuesday, November 3rd, Americans will go to the polls to determine the future of the presidency, of the US Senate, and of the House of Representatives. They will also cast ballots in crucial State-level elections in over thirty States. With the ongoing pandemic impacting the voting process, and with unprecedented levels of partisan investment in the outcome, many commentators expect the aftermath of the election to be as important as the election itself.

On the day following the election, American Studies Leipzig will therefore assemble a transatlantic digital panel of three experts to talk about the (preliminary) results of the election, the political and cultural dynamics of the past four years, and their expectations for the years ahead. The panelists are:

  • Ben Alpers (@Ben_Alpers), Associate Professor for American Intellectual and Cultural History at the Honors College of the University of Oklahoma,
  • Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez, Professor for Minority Studies and American Studies at Leipzig University,
  • Paul S. Rundquist, former Congressional Operations Specialist and Professor for Political Science at Halle University.

 

Join us on YouTube on November 4, 7pm.
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