The American Election and the Left

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 16th Nov 2016

The US election has seen a wave of authoritarian populism and xenophobia, the first real chance for a woman to win presidential office, and an earlier unprecedented surge in support for an American socialist. Following a campaign marked by intense hostility and polarised appeals, what does the outcome of the election tell us about the prospects for progressives in America and beyond? A panel of leading scholars and commentators will debate the meaning of the campaign and its result.

Steven Erlanger (@StevenErlanger) is the London Bureau chief for the New York Times.

Gary Gerstle (@glgerstle) is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University. He is the author of American Crucible and Liberty and Coercion.

Bonnie Greer OBE (@Bonn1eGreer) is a playwright, novelist and critic. She is Chancellor of Kingston University. Her novels include Obama Music, a reflection on her formative years in Chicago, and a biography of the civil rights campaigner Langston Hughes.

Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE.

The Ralph Miliband Programme (@RMilibandLSE) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry.

Cost: Free of Charge


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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE),

Old Theatre, Old Building, Lincolns Inns Fields, London, WC2A 2AE

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