The CSDC is happy to present:
Perspectives on the U.S. 2020 Presidential Election
Where and When: Friday, October 30, 2020 at 3:00pm on Zoom.
Video of the event available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q3Qg-RRBuE
About: With only a few days left before the 2020 US election, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship has invited a group of academic experts to comment and reflect upon the main issues at stake on November 3 based on their current research. Here are some of the topics we will discuss. The panel centers around five important themes in addition to addressing how close the presidential election and Senate races will be. First, panelists address race and ethnicity in the US presidential election, the changing electorate as well as how the protests against police violence and racial injustice relate to this election. Second, the gender gap in vote choice and masculinity in the US Presidency will also play a role in our panel, as well as the challenges and benefits of the possibility of a female VP, and women’s representation as candidates in congressional races. Third, the panel considers how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the state of the race. Fourth, our experts look at the accelerating political realignment that is taking place around intellectualism and anti-intellectualism in the US. Finally, panelists also consider the US presidential election from a Canadian perspective.
The panel will feature:
- David Barker (American University)
- Marc Hetherington (University of North Carolina)
- Jennifer Lawless (University of Virginia)
- Valeria Sinclair Chapman (Purdue University)
- Debra Thompson (McGill)
The panel will be moderated by Dietlind Stolle (CSDC, McGill).
The roundtable will be followed by a Q&A.
Important: We inform you that our events are recorded and posted on our website and our social media. For the first part of the event, only the speakers and the moderator are recorded. For the questions perdio, all the participants might be visible on the recording. If you do not want to be recorded, you can 1) turn out your camera and use the audio only to ask a question, or 2) ask your question in the chat, and the moderator will ask the question for you.