American Politics Colloquium

United for Trump
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Join us for a day of talk and debate about contemporary US politics

What's current in US Politics? What effect has the election of Donald Trump had on the political landscape? International experts will discuss these and other questions in the American Politics Group colloquium at the British Library. This day-long event is ideal for academics, postgraduate students, researchers and teachers.

Speakers include:
• Professor George Edwards (Texas A&M University) on the Trump Presidency 
• Professor Angelia Wilson (University of Manchester; Chair of the Political Studies Association), on Trump and the Christian Right
• Professor Jason Reifler  (University of Exeter), Dr Maria Ryan (University of Nottingham), and Professor Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham) on US Foreign Policy
• Former Members of Congress Sam Farr (D-CA, 1993-2017) and Dan Benishek (R-MI, 2011-2017) share their insights

Two registration categories are available:

£25, includes lunch and all refreshments throughout the day
£10, includes refreshments in the two tea breaks only, no lunch

The draft programme (subject to change) is available here.

Participants may also be interested in a related evening event on the same day: Social Media and Interactive Representation in the US Congress, a talk by Dr Jacob Strauss (Congressional Research Service) and Dr Colleen Shogan (Library of Congress) exploring how the once static relationships between politicians and their constituents are changing as social media allows Members of Congress and the electorate to communicate their beliefs and preferences. The talk will be followed by a wine reception. For more information and to book visit the event page

The colloquium is organised by the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association in collaboration with the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. Supported by the US Embassy and the British Association for American Studies.


Name: American Politics Colloquium
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Free Event: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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