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Free Webinars on the US Election 2020

With just a week to go until Election Day, we list a few free virtual events taking place to discuss and analyze the 2020 US Election

Published on October 27, 2020

Donald Trump Flag Image: Greg Roose

The 2020 US Presidential Election has certainly been made more unique by the circumstances of this year. But one benefit of the move to more digital events is that there are plenty of ways to engage with the discussions and analysis around the election from webinars and debates to virtual events. Register, sit back and watch them from the comfort of home. And most of them are free.

With just one week left until Election Day, here are just a few that could help to make sense of what's going on.

Before the Election


Event: US Presidential Election Roundtable

About: Hosted by the The University of Glasgow's Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies, this virtual roundtable looks at the last 6 days before the election, with stories from past elections and historical perspectives. panelists include Dr Clodagh Harrington (De Montfort University), Dr Patrick Andelic (Northumbria University) and Dr Mark McLay (University of Glasgow), hosted by Dr Oliver Charbonneau.

When: Wednesday October 28, 2020 - from 2pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: US Elections with Peter Tuchman

About: Former Wall Street stock trader Peter Tuchman, once described as the "Most Photographed Trader on Wall Street", examines the economy, investing and other key indicators in the run up to the 2020 election.

When: Wednesday October 28, 2020 - from 6pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: Trump vs Biden: To November & Beyond?

About: The USC Alumni Club of London hosts a discussion on the election, with resident US/UK expert Allyson Stewart-Allen chairing a panel including Prof Dave Bridge (Associate Professor, Baylor University), Prof Youssef Chouhoud (Assistant Professor Christoper Newport University), Prof Parker Hevron (Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University) and Prof Justin Berry (Associate Professor, Kalamazoo College).

When: Wednesday October 28, 2020 - from 8pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: What Can We Expect from the 2020 US Presidential Election?

About: The Centre on US Politics at UCL London hosts a virtual discussion looking at the 2020 election. The panel will discuss the possible outcomes of the election, how a Biden or Trump administration will influence policy going forwards, and the legacy of President Trump's First Term. Speakers include Dr Brian Klass (A Political Scientist at UCL), Professor Anne Joseph O’Connell, Dr Colin Provost and Dr Sherrill Stroschein.

When: Thursday October 29, 2020 - from 6pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: Electoral College and its Role in the Presidential Election

About: Hear the experts explain how the Electoral College works, and what to be aware of when the results begin to roll in. This event looks at the history of the Electoral College, how electors are chosen, and how the system may impact this year's election. Speakers include Bilal Sekou (University of Hartford / Common Cause Connecticut), Diana Evans (Trinity College - Political Science), Ronald Schurin (University of Connecticut - Political Science) and Edward Zelinsky (Yeshiva University - Cordozo School of Law).

When: Thursday October 29, 2020 - from 7:30pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: #Feminism: Gender & the 2020 Election

About: Keynote speaker Zerlina Maxwell and noted expert panelists will discuss how gender and race have shaped the 2020 election. This event marks the seventh annual Women's History Month Symposium presented by the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University, supported by the Northeastern Humanities Center.

When: Friday October 30, 2020 - from 2pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: 2020 US Elections: Implications for international security

About: A panel of internationally renowned scholars discuss the implications for international security following the US election. Speakers include Professor Ken Schultz (Professor of Political Science, Stanford University), Dr Morgan Kaplan (Executive Editor, Quarterly Journal: International Security, Harvard Kennedy School), Sir Lawrence Freedman (Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London), Dr Ruth Deyermond (Senior Lecturer in Post-Soviet Security, King's College London, expert on Russia) and Professor Leila Talani (Professor of International Political Economy, King's College London).

When: Friday October 30, 2020 - from 4:30pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: The US Presidential Election: Who Will Win

About: FiveThirtyEight senior political writer Clare Malone joins two well-renowned political consultants from different sides of the aisle, Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy, to discuss how the election may play out based on polling data and insights. This event is part of the Rothemere American Institute's 'America Decides' series.

When: Friday October 30, 2020 - from 5pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: The US Presidential Election 2020 - hosted by Brunel University, London

About: Leading experts from Brunel University's Social and Political Sciences department will discuss the polls, what might happen on election night, and answer questions from attendees. Speakers include Professor Jeffrey Karp and Dr Niall Palmer of the University's Department of Social & Political Sciences.

When: Monday November 2, 2020 - from 2:30pm

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: IAAS American Election Roundtable

About: The Irish Association for American Studies hosts a virtual roundtable in which experts will discuss issues including race and migration, law and order, the media, election interference and foreign policy, and how the result may affect these issues going forward. panelists include Daniel Geary (Mark Pigott Associate Professor of U.S. History at Trinity College Dublin), Jorie Lagerwey (Associate Professor of Television Studies in University College Dublin), Catherine Leen (Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Maynooth University), Eugenio Lilli (Lecturer and Program Coordinator of the MA in American Politics and Foreign Policy at University College Dublin), Dolores Resano (Marie Curie Fellow at the Clinton Institute for American Studies at UCD and Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College in the United States), Kimberly Reyes (award-winning poet and essayist, and the 2019-2020 Fulbright fellow at University College Cork). The event will be moderated by Catherine Gander (Chair of the IAAS, and Associate Professor of American Literature at Maynooth University.)

When: Monday November 2, 2020 - from 4pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: Trump v Biden: The US Decides

About: Hosted by the Department of Politics at Kingston University, London, faculty members look at the upcoming US election and analyze a range of the big issues of the election. Speakers include Dr Radu Cinpoes (Head of the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights), Dr Pete Finn (Senior Lecturer), Dr Ronald Ranta (Senior Lecturer) and Dr Kristin Hanson (PhD student, Department of Psychology).

When: Monday November 2, 2020 - from 6pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: US Presidential Debate with Democrats Abroad and Republicans Overseas

About: Veteran pollster Sir Robert Worcester, founder of MORI, moderates a debate featuring Bill Barnard of Democrats Abroad and Greg Swenson of Republicans Overseas ahead of the 2020 election. This event is hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies and Benjamin Franklin House.

When: Monday November 2, 2020 - from 7pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


On Election Day


Event: Isolation Insight: Transatlantic relations after the US election

About: Speakers will discuss what the result of the US elections may mean for transatlantic relations. Panelists include Gideon Rachman (Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times), Jeremy Shapiro (Research Director, European Council on Foreign Relations), Kate McNamara (Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University). The event will be chaired by Anand Menon (Director of UK in a Changing Europe).

When: Tuesday November 3, 2020 - from 1pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: Online US Election Event Night - American Club Brussels

About:ACB's election usual election night parties in Brussels and throughout Europe go online for 2020. Join them on November 3rd as for an evening of education, information and celebration of the great American democracy. The bipartisan event will include several speakers regarding relations between the United States and Europe, debates between democrats and republicansand discussions on the difference between the economic and tax plans of each of the candidates.

When: Tuesday November 3, 2020 - from 7pm to 8:15pm GMT

Price: Free for ACB, AWCB, CCB members. Non-members 5 euros.

Registration: Get Tickets Here


After the Election


Event: US Presidential Election Results Webinar

About: This breakfast seminar, led by the Scottish North America Business Council, will look at the implications of the US election on Scotland and Scottish businesses.

When: Wednesday November 4, 2020 - from 9am GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: Making America Great Again Again? A Roundtable on the 2020 Elections

About: UK and European experts offer their initial reactions to the US election results, not just in terms of the White House, but also the results of congressional and gubernatorial elections too. Speakers include Prof. Clodagh Harrington (Associate Professor in American Politics, Roehampton University), Prof. Hilde Restad (Associate Professor of International Studies, Bjørknes University College) and Dr Daniel Rowe (John G. Winant Lecturer in American History, University of Oxford).

When: Wednesday November 4, 2020 - from 4pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: The 2020 US Election - What Happened?

About: Part of the Rothemere American Institute's 'America Decides' series, supported by the US Embassy London, this discussion takes a look back at what happened on election night.

When: Wednesday November 4, 2020 - from 5pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: Reflections on the US Election

About: Regent's University London hosts a discussion reflecting on the results, as well as the successes and failures of the campaigns. panelists include Amy Pope (Former US Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama), Dr Brian Klass (Associate Professor in Global Politics at University College London), and moderator Dr Yossi Mekelberg.

When: Wednesday November 11, 2020 - from 3:30pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: The 2020 Election Outcome: Shaping America's Future

About: Hosted by De Montfort University in the UK, DMU's Congress to Campus event looks back at the 2020 election, with Congressman George Holding (R-NC) and former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA). The event will be chaired by Clodagh Harrington, and will feature a Q&A.

When: Wednesday November 11, 2020 - from 6pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: The 2020 Election Results: What They Mean for the UK and the World

About: Former British Ambassador to the UK, Lord Darroch of Kew, joins Amy Pope (former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President Barack Obama), and transatlantic historian Jay Sexton to discuss how the US election will affect the UK, and the special relationship.

When: Monday November 16, 2020 - from 5pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: Gary Younge on the US election

About: Sociology Professor Gary Younge (University of Manchester) discusses the history of race relations in the context of modern democracy, and how issues of race were handled during the 2020 election. The event is followed by a Q&A chaired by Angelia Wilson, a Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester specializing in American politics.

When: Thursday November 18, 2020 - from 6pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: Retracing the 2020 American Presidential Election Campaign

About: An interactive Q&A and discussion looking back at the US Election, as well as dramatic recreations of key parts of the campaign, and a survey on the next stage in American politivs. This event is being led by Dr Matthew Wall (Associate Professor in Politics at Swansea University), Richard Thomas (Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication) and Allaina Kilby (Lecturer in Media and Communication).

When: Thursday November 19, 2020 - from 7pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here


Event: The US presidential election and impact on the US-UK 'special relationship'

About: Dr. Luke Devine, a Senior Lecturer at University of Worcester, delivers a lecture on the potential impact of the US election on US/UK relations, considering what the result of the election may mean for subjects including Brexit, Free Trade, Covid-19 and Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

When: Thursday November 26, 2020 - from 2pm GMT

Registration: Free Tickets Here

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