US Presidential Elections 2020: A turning point?

Thursday 29th October 2020, 12:00 noon (EDT); 4:00 pm (London)
Vitual Event on Zoom


With the eyes of the world on the final stages of the 2020 US Presidential Election campaign, this online event will explore the global impact of the election outcome, how it might influence international relations, global security, and foreign policy. Our speakers will also discuss the role of the media and the impact of the pandemic and civil unrest on voting and the election result. Join us as our academic and alumni experts explore these issues and share your own questions and views.

This session will start with talks and a discussion with Inderjeet Parmar, Professor of International Politics; David Collins, Professor of International Economic Law & Assistant Vice President (Research/REF); and Jane Singer, Professor of Journalism Innovation.

This will be followed by a live panel and Q&A where you are invited to pose your own questions to the speakers and share your views.


12:00 Welcome by Professor Inderjeet Parmar, Professor of International Politics
12:05 Talks & panel discussion
12:30 Q&A
13:00 Event ends

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Speaker Profiles

Professor Inderjeet Parmar read Sociology at the London School of Economics, and Political Sociology at the University of London. His doctorate, from the University of Manchester, was in the fields of political science and international relations. Prior to appointment at City, University of London in 2012, he taught at the University of Manchester (1991-2012), mainly in its Department of Government which, between 2006-09, he served as Head of Department.
Professor David Collins teaches and researches in the field of international economic law specializing in the law of the World Trade Organization and international investment law. He is currently City's Assistant Vice President (Research/REF) and heads the City Law School's Digital Trade Research Group. David set up Start-Ed, the law school's pro bono commercial legal advice clinic for start-ups focused on London's vibrant tech scene. He is a Solicitor of England & Wales and is admitted to the Bars of Ontario and New York.
Professor Jane Singer is research lead and Professor of Journalism Innovation in the Department of Journalism. A former print and online journalist, she has been studying journalists' responses to digital technologies since the mid-1990s. Singer is especially interested in the impact of digital media on journalists' roles, norms, practices and products. Her previous academic appointments have been at the University of Central Lancashire (UK), the University of Iowa (USA) and Colorado State University (USA). Prior to earning her PhD in journalism at the University of Missouri (USA), she served as the founding news manager of the first national online service in America. She also has experience as a print newspaper reporter and editor.
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