Eccles Centre 6th form conferences
Supporting American Studies in schools is an important part of the Eccles Centre’s programme. Each year the Centre hosts spring and autumn conferences for A-Level students and others interested in US politics. Speakers regularly include two former US Congressmen plus academics and commentators from the UK. The visiting Congressmen are part of the Congress to Campus programme of the Association of Former Members of Congress.
American Politics Today 2014
A One-Day Conferences for 6th Form Students
When Monday 3 March 2014 10.30 to 15.30
Where Conference Centre, British Library
Price £10 (both teachers and students), includes refreshments and buffet lunch.
Speakers are two former US Congressmen, the Honourable Jim Coyne (Republican, Pennsylvania) and the Honourable Bob Clement (Democrat, Tennessee), and Dr Joshua Simon (King’s College London), Dr Tim Hames (BVCA and De Montfort University), Ms Ashlee Godwin (Royal United Services Institute), Dr Anthony Bennett (teacher and author) and Dr David Waller (University of Northampton).
Topics to be addressed include:
- The Constitution in Contemporary US Politics
- The Battle of the Budget: Obama’s Fiscal Headache
- A ‘Special’ Relationship? The US-UK Link Reconsidered
- US Presidential Elections in an Era of Partisanship
- The Faith of our Fathers: Religion and Contemporary US Politics
The full conference programme and registration information are available below:
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