2020 Election explainer videos


Explanation and Commentary 

Watch our new explainer videos covering the role of race and populism in the 2020 US elections, and how the US government works.

The US is a fundamentally unequal society. The promise of justice and liberty for all has not been fulfilled.

Melanie R. Brown, Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the LSE International Inequalities Institute

The Constitution of the United States is the most significant document there is.

Dr Thomas Gift, UCL, US Centre Visiting Fellow

If you look at the kinds of problems the US is facing during the pandemic...while that is the case... there is always going to be room for populism in America.

Dr David Smith, University of Sydney, Former US Centre Visiting Fellow

Race in US elections with Melanie Brown, Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the LSE International Inequalities Institute.

US Elections Explained: Race US Elections Explained: Race
Melanie R. Brown, Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the LSE International Inequalities Institute, provides explanation of commentary on some of the key questions about race in America: its history, how it affects society today, and what needs to change. Credit: James Rattee

How the US government works with Dr Thomas Gift, UCL, US Centre Visiting Fellow.

Government Government
Dr Thomas Gift, Visiting Fellow at the LSE United States Centre, provides explanation and commentary on some the key questions about government in America: what are the separate branches of government, their responsibilities, and how do they work (and not work) together? Credit: James Rattee

Populism in the US with Dr David Smith, University of Sydney, Former US Centre Visiting Fellow.

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Former LSE United States Centre Visiting Fellow Dr David Smith answers some of the key questions about populism: how to define it, where it originated, and how it affects US politics. Credit: James Rattee

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