What Just Happened? Analysing the 2020 US Presidential Election

Hosted by the United States Centre

Online public event


Professor Meena Bose

Professor Meena Bose

Dr David Smith

Dr David Smith

Professor Jeffrey Tulis

Professor Jeffrey Tulis

Professor Linda Yueh

Professor Linda Yueh


Professor Peter Trubowitz

Professor Peter Trubowitz

Will President Trump be able to win a second term in the White House? Or will former Vice President, Democrat Joe Biden be able to beat the incumbent? Join us for a lively evening of discussion with academic experts on US politics who will review the results of the 2020 US presidential election, as well as give insights into what we can expect over the next four years.

Meena Bose is Professor of Political Science, Executive Dean for Public Policy and Public Service Programs, Director of the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and the Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies at Hofstra University. She is author of the American Government: Institutions and Policies and of The Paradoxes of the American Presidency. Professor Bose is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

David Smith (@dtsmith_sydney) is Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy at the University of Sydney. In 2018 he was a British Academy Visiting Fellow at the LSE US Centre. 

Jeffrey K. Tulis is Professor of Government at The University of Texas at Austin. His interests bridge the fields of political theory and American politics. His book, The Rhetorical Presidency received the American Political Science Association's Legacy Award in 2018 and has been described as "one of the two or three most important and perceptive works written by a political scientist in the twentieth century.” He is also co-author of the 2018 book, Legacies of Losing in American Politics.

Linda Yueh (@lindayueh) is Chair of the LSE Economic Diplomacy Commission and Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS.

Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

The LSE's United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Our 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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