2020 US Presidential Election: Trump v Biden

2020 US Presidential Election: Trump v Biden

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Lectures, talks and seminars

Event type: Seminars

30-31 Oct 2020 from 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm 30 Oct 2020 12:30 pm 31 Oct 2020 1:30 pm

Rutherford House LT2 (RHLT2)

Come along to this lunchtime lecture series where our speakers will discuss and offer their insights on the upcoming US presidential election.

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On Tuesday 3 November, Americans will vote in what promises to be an election the world will be watching with keen interest. With the United States dealing with a pandemic and protests, will Donald Trump win a second term, or will former Vice–President Joe Biden take the top job?

Spotlight 1—Trump v Biden

In the first Spotlight lecture, our speakers will provide crucial context for observing and understanding the US presidential election.

When: Friday 30 October, 12.30–1.30pm

Where: Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2 (RHLT2), Pipitea campus, Bunny Street

Speakers: Matthew Hirshberg (political scientist, educator, media commentator) and Simon Power (Victoria University of Wellington alumnus and former member of parliament)

Moderator: Professor Stephen Levine (Professor of Political Science, School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations)

Check out Spotlight 2 —The Battle over America

Registration for each lecture is essential.

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Keen to come along but not based in Wellington? You can sign up to receive the recordings after the event:rsvp@vuw.ac.nz