JYO’s next panel discussion will concentrate on the 2016 US elections. We will gather for a critical discussion (in English) in bar Vakiopaine (Kauppakatu 6) on Monday 31 October, starting at 5.30 pm, lasting until 7.30 pm.
The Presidential race has received publicity all over the world, not the least because of the two candidates: Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. Beyond this, attention has focused on the themes that have come up recently especially during the latest debates between the candidates: racism and sexism. The panel discussion will most certainly address these themes, but room will also be given to the aspects and themes that have not been discussed widely in the media: What happens if Trump wins? What kind of voting system is behind the US Elections and does it have any influence on the result?
Dr. Peter Miller is Fulbright Professor at the University of Tampere, teaching in the North American Studies Program and the Master’s Degree program in Public Choice for the academic year 2016-2017. His research focuses widely on the US voting system, and more specifically on voting behaviour and electoral systems. In his talk, he will remark on the presidential election including the primary process and the general campaign. He will also address possible effects of the election.
Dr. Anna Kronlund is Senior Research Fellow in the Finnish institute of international affairs (FIIA). She has expertise in the United States political system, decision-making culture, and in particular, the US Congress, domestic components of US foreign policy, the debates on national emergency and war powers in the United States. In her talk, she will concentrate her remarks on the 2016 US Elections including US Congressional elections. She will also address the power relations between US Congress and the president and the principles of political decision making culture in the US.
The panel discussion includes two parts, the first half is given to the panellists and the second is reserved for the audience to give comments and ask questions from our panellist.
The panel discussion is free for all and there is no entrance fee.
Please join us to learn more about the US elections and have a critical discussion on a very topical theme.
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