US election 2020: Crisis and opportunity

With the US Presidential election fast approaching we ask what the campaign and its aftermath will mean for the US and the world. The US faces a series of crises at home and abroad. COIVD-19 continues to wreak havoc on its citizens’ health and on the economy. Black Lives Matters have galvanized mass support and now represent a serious challenge to the dominance of law and order politics, while rising unemployment and inequality inspire radical proposals for a Green New Deal. Internationally the US faces a rising and more assertive China, just as Trump’s provocative politics leaves many of its traditional allies uneasy.

As the campaign heats up, hear sociology, international relations, politics and gender scholars and students returned from the Iowa Caucuses reflect on the campaign and what it might mean for the election in November and the world in 2021.

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