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Shaping America's Future

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building


Professor Lawrence R. Jacobs

Professor Lawrence R. Jacobs

Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman

Professor Leah Wright Rigueur

Professor Leah Wright Rigueur

Professor Linda Yueh

Professor Linda Yueh


Professor Peter Trubowitz

Professor Peter Trubowitz

Who will win the 2020 US presidential election? The outcome could shape America's - and the world's - future for years to come. On March 3rd, 2020, Americans in 14 states will pick their candidates to face off against President Trump in the November presidential election.

With the largest Democratic field of candidates in recent memory, Super Tuesday will reshape the already hotly contested Democratic race. Will the party turn to a progressive candidate or will a more centrist candidate emerge from Super Tuesday as the clear front-runner? The day after this important contest, join us for a panel discussion with academics and journalists who will reflect on the US presidential primary results and give their predictions for the general election.

Lawrence R. Jacobs (@larryrjacobs) is the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Hubert H. Humphrey School and the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.

Gideon Rachman (@gideonrachman) is Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times.

Leah Wright Rigueur (@LeahRigueur) is Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

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

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

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This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shape the World running from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, with a series of events exploring how social science can make the world a better place. 

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