What's Next? Analysing the 2016 US Presidential Election

Hosted by the United States Centre

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building,


Bronwen Maddox

Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Sir Nigel Sheinwald

Professor Peter Trubowitz


Justin Webb

America goes to the polls on 8 November to decide who will succeed Barack Obama as the 45th President. With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both vying for the job, whoever wins, the result will be an historic one. Join us for a lively evening of discussion with media and academic experts on US politics who will review the results of the 2016 US presidential election and give us their insights into what we can expect of the incoming administration.

Bronwen Maddox is the Director of the Institute for Government. She is the former Editor and Chief Executive of Prospect Magazine and former Chief Foreign Commentator of The Times.

Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey is Professor in Political Science in the Government Department of LSE.

Sir Nigel Sheinwald is the former British Ambassador to the US and EU and Foreign Policy and Defence Adviser to the Prime Minister. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies at King's College London and Chair of the UK-US Fulbright Education Commission.

Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at LSE. 

Justin Webb (@JustinOnWeb) presents Today on Radio 4. He was the BBC's North America Editor for eight years. He has written several books about America including Notes on Them and Us about the relationship between the US and the UK. He was educated at the LSE. 

The United States Centre at LSE (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Its mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States.   

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